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i did watch it.. they dont cut anything. they just poke a hole for the screw.. but the hole im talking about should line up but it doesnt. have both of you installed the mud flaps on your evo x?
 

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I have done 2 sets, but it's been 1-2 years, so I can't help w/ specifics like that. Only thing I can remember is not really having any issues. Sorry.

Edit: maybe the wheel well lining has changed between model years for some reason?
 

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i watched the video agian.. and it looks like they either trimmed it or its different. so i guess im going to trim it alittle tonight. its a 2011 gsr.
 

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I did 'em on a 2011 MR and it was a bit of a pain in the butt to do myself but they all ended up okay. I didn't run into anything that required trimming, but there are a couple that you have to just force the screw through the splash guard/fender liner. Also had one pop clip on each side on the rear that wouldn't go back in (the one hidden behind the mudflap when the mudflap is in place). No loss there, just OCD annoying.

Oh and you have to remove the rear wheels to do the rear ones. Even an angled screwdriver won't be short enough since the screw itself fills almost the entire space between the rear fender liner and the rear of the rear tire. So have a decent jack handy, 'cause you gotta take the rear wheels off.

Btw, that video posted above made the install possible. The included photocopied paper instructions were cryptic at best.
 

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The instructions that come with the Rally Armor mudflaps in my opinion are clear as mud. The video was a real help.

I think if your doing some cutting, then something isn't quite right. It took me about 4 hrs to complete the job. A pit crew member I am not. I found that the front ones were the most difficult to install just as you have.

I guess I got lucky in finding the holes on my aero kit. The rear ones were fairly easy for me. I didn't have to take off my rear wheels and I have 255 /30/R 19 Potenza RE-11s on Enkei rfp1's all the way around.

Yacoub probably did it easier, but it can be done without removing the rear wheels. Good luck.

 

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I just installed mine a few months ago. The instructions that came with it are a bit hard to understand but I figured it out.

-You do NOT need to cut anything
-You do NOT "need" to poke that hole in the front ones (I didn't anyway)
-Taking the back wheels off would be helpful but not required

You HAVE to pay attention to the "L" brackets, trying to use the wrong one will royally screw you up (I did it).

I can't see your pics so I don't know what your particular issue is, but I know that I did NOT have to cut anything at ALL
 

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I have a 2011 GSR as well, I put mine on about 3 months ago and I do remember it being a pain in the ass. It took about 30 minutes for the front and 10 for the back. I didn't cut anything either, I just watched the video
 

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just ordered my set today hopefully i dont run into any issues like this good thread though lol perfect timing
 

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Just got done with the install. The back was more of a pain then the front. I too choose not to place the forth screw and washer in the front as I don't want to put a hole in my fender well. As for the back I used the extra washer to try and prevent the rear fender well from being penetrated.

I really don't like the look of the mud flaps have on the car. They are a bit ugly IMO. I only got them to protect my paint.

If I had to rate this product Id give it a 7 out of 10. Id only recommend it if truly protects the car.
 

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im trying to install mine, on the front where the two lower screws mount to the wheel well it seems like i have to screw them thru the plastic lining of my car. It said that mounting place #4 would have to be driven thru the plastic but it doesn't say anything about #3. And where the steel L bracket that is suppose to be positioned between the side skirt and wheel well, it seems like i have to trim off the plastic that once tucked under the side skirt. 2012 gsr with aero kit btw. And the youtube video seems to be dated because their picture of the "aero kit" looks nothing like my car.
 

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I just installed mine a few months ago. The instructions that came with it are a bit hard to understand but I figured it out.

-You do NOT need to cut anything
-You do NOT "need" to poke that hole in the front ones (I didn't anyway)
-Taking the back wheels off would be helpful but not required

You HAVE to pay attention to the "L" brackets, trying to use the wrong one will royally screw you up (I did it).

I can't see your pics so I don't know what your particular issue is, but I know that I did NOT have to cut anything at ALL
^This. No cutting or trimming required on my 2011 GSR. Sounds like user error.
 
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