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Hey Folks, ordered and received the splash guards from Bernardi Honda in MA, shipped to PA for $67. Great deal, no instructions, so I downloaded them from College Hills Honda site. Anywho, I did a dry fit test and they're snug and perfect (as OEM Honda parts should be), but I have a question. The pic below is an excerpt from the instructions telling you to cut out a piece of the rear fender!? I really don't understand why and am not even sure what the blow up diagram is telling me to remove. Seems that I could install the without this step :dunno:? Anyone here install these already? Did you have to do this/why? Thanks in advance for the input!
 

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Mine were installed by the dealer. If you can install them without cutting, that's what I would do. Good Luck
 

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You have to cut a small hole out of the inner wheel well for it to fit around the screw that holds in the splash guard. It's not that big of a deal. Just use a utility knife and cut a small notch.
 

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They want you to cut that area so the screw can pass through it. If you don't cut that part, when you tighten the screw on the outer lower hole ( the hole where you add the spring nut) .. the tip of the screw will start to push the liner back or puncture through it.
 

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Jephu and Jakabony, I see what you mean, but if I do it right I'm thinking puncturing that spot is better than removing it right?
 

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I would drill a small hole thru it for the screw or puncture it if you can and run the screw through it.

either or works better than cutting it I would presume.
 

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Do splash guards add wind noise or reduce aerodynamics? I've never bothered to get them on my cars. What do they really protect against....just the aesthetics of having a mud spatter along the rear bumper or something?
 

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just did the left rear passenger side. The felt inner well material just reaches the hole you put the screw through. Cutting is a useless step, the screw doesn't even need to pierce it (at least on my car). It merely scuffs the side of the felt popping through the other side. I like it, adds some dimension. I normally don't care about splash guards, but being my first black car in a light drizzle the other day, halfway down the front doors was FILTHY and the rest of the car still looked new. Truly hoping these are functional. I don't mind the black plastic on a black car, but the dealer had them on a champagne in the showroom and I thought it looked unfinished...
 

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Jephu and Jakabony, I see what you mean, but if I do it right I'm thinking puncturing that spot is better than removing it right?
Once you start tearing off door panels and airbag covers to change the crappy stereo guts, cutting a quarter inch from an inner wheel well won't be a big deal haha.
 
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