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    Thread: Splash Guards

    1. 02-23-2004 03:29 PM #1
      Besides actually having a practical use, I am thinking some OEM splash guards might look look kind of cool on the GTI. Anyone sporting some have some pics?

      Thanks.


    2. 02-23-2004 03:40 PM #2
      Watch it. After 2 years on my GLS, the clear coat was wearing off under the mudflaps.

    3. 02-23-2004 03:52 PM #3
      here's a bump...

      debated this too, maybe just the back though... wider look


    4. 02-23-2004 03:56 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by Duellist »
      here's a bump...

      debated this too, maybe just the back though... wider look

      Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Though it might look pretty cool from the rear. I wonder if you can get the kind like on the new Beetle? They are painted to match the car and sort of fit the body style.


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      02-23-2004 04:01 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by 6RV »
      Besides actually having a practical use

      Well, they dont really work on our 03 Jetta Wagon they are coming off as soon as I get the new side skirts !!!
      Here are pics for you :


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      02-23-2004 04:03 PM #6
      i was debating splash gaurds or spending extra and getting that 3M clear coat rock chip protector stuff applied to my quarters.
      anyone have experience with the 3M stuff?

    7. 02-23-2004 04:07 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by 71sbeetle »

      Well, they dont really work on our 03 Jetta Wagon they are coming off as soon as I get the new side skirts !!!
      Here are pics for you :

      I don't think they look that bad. I think they may have a sportier effect on the GTI but I still think they look decent on the wagon.
      Thnks for the pics Any pics out there on a GTI?


    8. 02-23-2004 04:11 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by 6RV »
      I don't think they look that bad. I think they may have a sportier effect on the GTI but I still think they look decent on the wagon.
      Thnks for the pics Any pics out there on a GTI?

      I have them. I'll try to take a picture and post it after I get home from work.

      edit: grammar


      Modified by phin at 3:23 PM 2-23-2004


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      02-23-2004 04:13 PM #9
      well, they dont look bad, but they dont "guard the splashes"
      I installed mudflaps on my 71 super beetle and they actually make a difference, these dont, maybe its because I have the 17" wheels which are wider and stick out more ?

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      02-23-2004 04:13 PM #10
      i have them also but i have no camera. it was amazing how much snow they caught during one of the storms here this winter. plus i love the way they look, especially on my white car with the stock black valences

    11. 02-23-2004 04:13 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by phin »

      I have them. I'll try and take a picture and post it after I get home from work.

      Awesome! Thanks man.



    12. 02-23-2004 05:12 PM #13
      bump

    13. 02-23-2004 05:36 PM #14
      Here you go...I just took them off tho in preperation for my sides.




      Modified by TeeBoi at 10:38 PM 2-23-2004


    14. 02-23-2004 05:41 PM #15
      Cool, I think those look pretty good on the Jetta. Still can't wait to see them on the GTI though.

    15. 02-23-2004 05:57 PM #16

      The car is horribly dirty, and I think the splashguards look good when clean..I just ran outside and snapped a few quickly.....they flow with the lines of the wheel well....my tires are wider than the guards though, so they don't do anything for wideness look.....Apologies for the poor pics...




      Modified by TurboMedic at 11:06 PM 2-23-2004


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      02-23-2004 06:54 PM #18
      I have them and I like them. They keep the spray down of the back window some in heavy rain. Here is a pic. They are kind-of hard to see.

      imagestation is starting to be P.O.S

      71- You can mount sideskirts w/ splash guards check it out:




      Modified by vwtdiwagon at 7:28 PM 2-23-2004


    18. 02-23-2004 07:00 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by phin »


      Good deal Phin, now I know exactly what they will look like on my car only with Long Beach rims.

      Do they bolt right on or do you have to make the holes?

      Thanks man.


    19. 02-23-2004 07:10 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by 6RV »

      Do they bolt right on or do you have to make the holes?

      The front is a direct mount (no new holes) and the front wheels do not have to be removed. The rear requires new holes and the rear wheels must be removed.


    20. 02-23-2004 07:11 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by 6RV »

      Good deal Phin, now I know exactly what they will look like on my car only with Long Beach rims.

      Do they bolt right on or do you have to make the holes?

      Thanks man.

      You have to make some holes, in the plastic fender liner...not any metal, using self tapping screws...just a few though, the other mounting points use existing screws/holes in the fender liners. Toughest part is having to remove the rear wheels to get enough leverage to to screw the new screws in...the fronts you can just turn the wheel. The rears were a total PITA for me to remove, for some reason my Montreal IIs seized themselves onto the rear hubs... Which brings me to an off-topic question, is it OK to use anti-seize on the hubs/rims?


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      02-23-2004 07:24 PM #22
      not my car



    22. 02-23-2004 07:28 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Fantomasz »
      not my car


      wow, montreal II's look good on a Jetta, never realy seen that before...


    23. 02-23-2004 07:40 PM #24
      Wow, they look pretty nice on a Jetta. I think I may have to do it to the VR6. Thanks for all the pics guys.

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      02-23-2004 07:48 PM #25
      I was also thinking of doing this on my gti also... I am also going to buy an Air Brush kit to do some touch up painting as well. I was thinking about color matching them to my Silver GTi to match the valences which are painted also... Anyone with pics of painted ones?

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      02-23-2004 08:16 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by smiGTi »

      wow, montreal II's look good on a Jetta, never realy seen that before...

      http://www.turborave.tk/



    26. 02-24-2004 08:46 AM #27
      If you have to deal with snow or constant rain, they are extremely useful. I like how they look with a dark color; they also make them with the white VW logo, so be sure you get the ones you really want.


    27. 02-24-2004 08:53 AM #28
      I only like the mud flaps that are molded to fit the contour of the bumper and are painted to match the car. Other than that, they look like your fender liner is falling off.

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      02-24-2004 09:05 AM #29
      Quote, originally posted by TeeBoi »


      So clean! Make sme want to go wash my car! Sweet!

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    29. 02-24-2004 09:30 AM #30
      I have them on both of my cars. They get a for looks (assuming you don't want side skirts) and for functionality. I only have 1 pic of the rear of my car and it's not better than anything else that's been posted above.

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    30. 02-24-2004 11:19 AM #31
      Quote, originally posted by Fantomasz »

      http://www.turborave.tk/


      Very nice...they look great with the blue color...


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      02-24-2004 12:24 PM #32
      my girlfriend has them on her flash red gti and my friend has them on his dark blue golf. I think they look good on both
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    32. 02-24-2004 12:25 PM #33
      Anyone out there ever paint their splashguards body color? Thinking that might look cool.

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      02-24-2004 12:31 PM #34
      I had them on my Golf and have them now I my Jetta. I like how they look with the stock valences. I do feel they do alot to keep extra grime off the sides of the car. I will prob get rid of them when I put side skirts on(Votex or Oettinger).

      As for Painting, I think with stock black valences, they look best in black. Paint the valances, paint the guards cause they'll def look out of place then. My Opinion.


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