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Off-road with splash guards?

If you're off-roading with spash guards installed and make contact with a solid object, which breaks first... the splash guards themselves, or the points they're mounted to?

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Old 03-31-2015, 04:03 PM
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Re: Off-road with splash guards?

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If you're off-roading with spash guards installed and make contact with a solid object, which breaks first... the splash guards themselves, or the points they're mounted to?
The splash guards themselves will get gnarled, but probably wouldn't "break". What would likely break is the screws, clips, plastic rivets, and fender liner/plastic upon which they mount. Also possible is that the mounting hardware just pulls through the mount holes on the splash guard.
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Re: Off-road with splash guards?

They don't break, at least for me. I was fine driving over rocks and such and it did take some beating but it stayed on.
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Re: Off-road with splash guards?

Thanks for the replies.

I made light contact with mine recently, which was what got me thinking.

I don't mind if mine get beat up. Just don't want to do expensive damage to what they attatch to. I read one poster was planning on a mod to his splash guards to make them break away on impact. I wonder how that worked out.
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Re: Off-road with splash guards?

Busted my right mud flap on an ice rut last winter. Cold may have contributed. It's cracked it half way across just below the body line. I drilled some holes in it and secured it with zip ties. One thing I did notice is that they rub the black wheel well molding a bit and you'll always know they were on if you ever take them off.


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Re: Off-road with splash guards?

I've rubbed mine on a curb (coming down off the curb).
Sounded gnarly inside the Jeep, but no apparent damage to the guard when I got out and looked.

I'm sure if it had been during the sub-zero weather we had this last winter it might have been a different story.
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