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Heartland Meet and Splash Guards by RACE
Started on: 08-20-2017 02:11 AM
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It has been forever since I have been to a Fiero meet so I have decided to go to the Heartland Fieros show on Sept 2nd. I very excited and can't wait to see everyone and their cars again. Also, I have been working to get my interior ready for the competition.

I have a question about not having splash guards inside of my rear wheel wells. Has anyone with the 4 cylinder run without them in the rain for prolonged periods of time? I rarely drive this car in the wet so I am a little apprehensive about what might happen if I drive through a deluge while traveling on I-80 on my way there or back. Should just cough up the $70 to get a fierostore.com set or not even worry about it?

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I bought the rubber liner splash guards. No regrets. You're promoting rust in a costly area otherwise.
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The car only gets wet a few times a year and that is nearly always in a car wash. Hopefully rust will never be an issue. Unless I hear differently I wil put it on the To Do List but for now but not on the Urgent List.

I am curious. Did you have to pull your tie rod ends to instal them?
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Originally posted by RACE:

The car only gets wet a few times a year and that is nearly always in a car wash. Hopefully rust will never be an issue. Unless I hear differently I wil put it on the To Do List but for now but not on the Urgent List.

I am curious. Did you have to pull your tie rod ends to instal them?


Pull the wheel well liners, they slip in around the toe links, brake lines, ebrake cable.....
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I bought the rubber liner splash guards. No regrets. You're promoting rust in a costly area otherwise.
That and more "water" and worse gets on the engine belt(s) and pulleys making belt(s) to slip etc.

dry dirt gets in, gets wet and stay wet for hours to days will cause more rust then driving in a few days on wet weather.
Cradle etc have many opening that will collect dry dirt and missing "mud flaps" only allows more crap getting in.

Worse, Dry dirt have salt and other chemicals activated by humidity, not just driving on a bad day.
Salt can/will stay on road months after winter and in many areas never go away. Is why you see salt happy grasses/plant near many roads like snake grass.

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It's been added to the To Do List. I will get them ordered. Thanks guys. : )
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Tonight I replaced the passenger side splash guard with a Brand new one. I ran out of time to do the other side, but I will get the other side replaced before it is driven again.

I vacuumed out the entire car today and used Lexol on my Mr. Mikes interior pieces. It looks new inside now.

Also, I finished restoring my center console components and have reinstalled them. ( 3 day project with curing time for the glue). No more potato chip curling at the bottom edges of any console piece. The center glovebox has full range of opening again too, which is really nice!

I will be ready for the Heartland interior competition. If I don't win its because somebody else's car was better, not because I failed to do what it takes to compete properly. I am looking forward to it so much.
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