Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Red Deer, AB. Canada
Re: Driver side inter fender
This should be sticky'd in a tech section
For the off road guys, especially if you have oversize and/or aggressive off-road tires:
It helps tremendously to install both of the rubber splash shields on the inside of the plastic inner fenders instead of on the outside like they are from the factory. That way, they don't get ripped off by the tires as easily when offroading.
This can be accomplished by either reversing the push pins or by swapping the shields left for right. You will probably need to repunch the rear two holes in the rubber to get everything to line up - easy.
This simple mod gives extra clearance and, just as importantly, hides the prominent top edge that the tires like to grab hold of while turning.
Here is the remounted shield. At the top of the photo, you can see the "witness mark" on the inner fender where the splash shield used to be on the outside:
This view shows the inside of the inner fender with the reversed push pins and the repunched holes. (You don't need to pull the inner fenders to reverse the shields. I took this picture later when I was installing headers and had the inner fenders off for access):
I copied and pasted - the pics didn't show.
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