RPI splash guards don't fit 2016 Challenger

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  1. Pawlik

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    I tried installing the splash guards today, and I am glad I started on the front. The large hole that the compression nut is supposed to go through isn't big enough, the small hole is not in the right spot, and the supplied pushpin is nowhere near large enough to secure into the hole. I will be returning them and continuing on my search for splash guards that actually fit my car.
     
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    Have you checked out the MOPAR splash guards? I was under the impression that the new design for the 2015 and up Challengers was more on the stealth look than the previous ones. I've got the first gen. on my 2010 and they fit perfectly.
     
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    I've got a 2016 and the Mopar OEM molded flaps were the first thing I added to the car after taking delivery. Extremely easy to install and the price was decent too. They really do blend into the cars design quite well and, even more importantly, they do an outstanding job of deflecting rocks and other road crap thrown up by the tires from possibly chipping/messing up the paint on the sides. I'd highly recommend them...and I'm VERY particular about what I use on my cars. ;)
     
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    I hope you did something to protect the paint because the Mopar splash guards will damage it where they rub. Once I figured that out I returned the ones I had ordered, and bought the RPI splash guards
     
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    I ordered them and then returned them when I saw how bulky they are. Didn't like the look, and they rub on the paint on the side of the car.
     
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    Yeah, to each his own, sounds like you're particular too and just want to see what's out there so you can decide on the best way to handle it. I put 3M Paint Protection Film that I custom cut to go behind my Mopar Guards because I realized that vibrations of the flap could wear the paint over time. I guess you could always run paint protection film down along the lower third or so of the side panels on each side of the car. It's nearly invisible, but would guard against paint damage as well as splash guards I would think. That's about all I can come up with for right now.
     

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