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I followed two YouTube videos to do this. One guy completely skipped showing how to get the two buttons out of the rear wheel well. then complained that one of the replacement buttons was too thick to insert. The second video showed the how to pop out the buttons and the proper tool to get the new buttons in (a hammer). The front flaps just needed the wheel to be turned out to facilitate the install. Installation would have been a lot simpler and not require a jack if I had the stubby Phillips head screwdriver that disappeared a while back. Fortunately, I purchased a new 1.5 ton race jack from HF, which helped out on both ends. Also, if the front buttons aren't held still while turning the Phillips head piece of plastic holding it in, the button will just spin and not let you pop it out. The new rear buttons spin if you don't hold them while you're installing the new screws in. Also, I had to remove the rear wheels to access the holes in the well to complete the install. So, if you're interested in installing these fine products, the tools you will probably find really useful to do the install are a jack, two Phillips head screwdrivers, a body mount popping lever, a hammer, and a drill or powered screwdriver with a Phillips head bit installed. You'll need to take the back wheels off, so the tire changing tool is sufficient. I burned about an hour this morning trying to find the tools I needed that I already had, so planning is a time saver, too. All told, it was an hour of work to get this done.

And to top it off, I hit 1,000 miles today. Oil change and Perrin shifter bushing change is happening tomorrow :party:
 

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Yeah plastic clips are a pain, just wait until they start getting completely worn out

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With spiffy new HF Racing Jack
Land vehicle Vehicle Car Bumper Hood

Front flap
Tire Automotive tire Auto part Bumper Automotive exterior

Rear flap
Tire Wheel Vehicle Automotive tire Automotive exterior

I painted the screw heads black since they are plain steel and had too much of an industrial look to them.
 

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Yeah plastic clips are a pain, just wait until they start getting completely worn out
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^ I keep an assortment of them in my workshop. I have already had a couple fall out.
 

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Just saw this thread. I travel about 3 miles per day on gravel and slightly muddy roads. If there is any rain at all my car is muddy along both sides. Drives me crazy, so how much do mud flaps help? To be perfectly honest I'm not a fan of the look, but if they help alot I'm all in. If they only help a little I'll live without them.
 

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Just saw this thread. I travel about 3 miles per day on gravel and slightly muddy roads. If there is any rain at all my car is muddy along both sides. Drives me crazy, so how much do mud flaps help? To be perfectly honest I'm not a fan of the look, but if they help alot I'm all in. If they only help a little I'll live without them.
You are correct. I have RallyArmors, but functionally they are identical to RokBlokz (which I put on my wife’s DD). I too live on a gravel road, and here in the Pacific Northwest after weeks of rain, the road is a pothole ridden mud bowl. And the sides of my car are dirty from indirect slash from others coming the opposite way on my road. However, there is a huge upside to having either brand of having these large mudflaps, and that is after 19,000 miles in 1 1/2 years, there is still not one, even tiny, chip in my paint on either side of the car, i.e., the mudflaps prevent all those abrasive particles are being thrown with force against the side of my car from the backsides of our tires (especially our front ones).

So with its nano-ceramic coating (ten times harder than clear coat) protecting the paint from side-splash from those vehicles coming towardme, whenever I wash my car, it again looks real close to showroom new!

Personally, I like the appearance of the mud-flaps (the WRX gots its roots as a rally car), but keeping the sides of our cars from being tiny rock and dirt sandblasted remains the primary reason I put them on.
 
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