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Just purchased the front and rear Splash Guards for the front and rear wheel wells. They are an easy install -30-45 min. You‘ll just need a small slotted screw driver a drill and 3 drill bits fractional close equivalents of a 3, 6 and 9 mm diameter bits. You may need to use the jack to slightly lift front end to get drill under to drill straight. Put a piece of tape ~ 1/4 inch down from tip around each bit do you dont drill too far. You only need to drill 4 total holes and the are premarked but use a flashlight to center bit. It‘s a simple job and they look good… black matches well with other black trim.
 

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Just purchased the front and rear Splash Guards for the front and rear wheel wells. They are an easy install -30-45 min. You‘ll just need a small slotted screw driver a drill and 3 drill bits fractional close equivalents of a 3, 6 and 9 mm diameter bits. You may need to use the jack to slightly lift front end to get drill under to drill straight. Put a piece of tape ~ 1/4 inch down from tip around each bit do you dont drill too far. You only need to drill 4 total holes and the are premarked but use a flashlight to center bit. It‘s a simple job and they look good… black matches well with other black trim.
Good timing .. I have mine and need to install them. Not necessary to remove any wheels? I think I'm missing hardware for the front. I don't see any threaded bolts.
 

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Good timing .. I have mine and need to install them. Not necessary to remove any wheels? I think I'm missing hardware for the front. I don't see any threaded bolts.
No removing wheels. It’s a super easy install. As OP stated, depending on your bit length and drill size, you may need to jack up the car a few inches to give enough space for drilling the front. I had no issues doing so. You shouldn’t have to jack up the rear. It has enough clearance. Your guards came with new push snaps that you will use in conjunction with some of the old ones that you remove. All it takes is a small flat head screwdriver to remove the OEM clips.
 

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Nope no threaded fasteners required. For the ones you remove, the two clip fastners on the lower inner edge, you pull out the center pin with a slot screw driver and easily remove the fastner/clip. You use the two plastic fastners supplied with the splash guards to replace the two removed on each, driver and passenger sides. You then use one of the two old ones removed, on each side, in the new hole you drill on the bottom. So three total plastic fastners on each splash guard. For the rear ones you reuse the two removed in the same holes and use the new one supplied on the bottom hole you drilled. The instructions that come with them are pretty good.
 

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Soooo .. spent 15 minutes looking at the rear splash guards, I was like "what the hell", then looked at the front before deciding, the rear are the WRONG parts. The bag was correct, but the stamped numbers on the splash guards do not match. Super frustrating because when I first ordered all four, one of the rears was missing. At that time, I did not examine the parts. Anyway, back to Mazda, my plates should be in by now, I hope.

Overall, the install is a no-brainer ... ease of install is a 1.
 

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Good job! I will be getting mine next week. Dealer asked $256 for installation which is a total joke. Month ago we had mud guards installed for 2021 Lexus NX at the Lexus dealer. That was $112 plus tax! I will be installing them myself on my CX50....
 

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Good job! I will be getting mine next week. Dealer asked $256 for installation which is a total joke. Month ago we had mud guards installed for 2021 Lexus NX at the Lexus dealer. That was $112 plus tax! I will be installing them myself on my CX50....
The Mazda install prices are crazy! My dealer wanted over $600 to install the OEM hitch. Just the hitch, no harness and that was just the labor! I would still have to pay $400 for the hitch! Total quoted cost to purchase and install the hitch was $1010. Think I will go e-Trailer and install myself in 30 minutes for a quarter the price.
 

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Good job! I will be getting mine next week. Dealer asked $256 for installation which is a total joke. Month ago we had mud guards installed for 2021 Lexus NX at the Lexus dealer. That was $112 plus tax! I will be installing them myself on my CX50....
That's insane .. I did not need to jack the car up at all (20 inch wheels help). The first takes 15 minutes, the rest about 5. The indents tell you where to drill. Really is simple $256 to install; even if that includes the splash guards, it's too much!
 

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That's insane .. I did not need to jack the car up at all (20 inch wheels help). The first takes 15 minutes, the rest about 5. The indents tell you where to drill. Really is simple $256 to install; even if that includes the splash guards, it's too much!
I am with you! nope - that cost does not include splash guards!
 

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It’s a super easy install and if you shop around you can get the splash guards for ~$120. Even if you need to buy a drill and bits and a small screwdriver you can do it and have some tools for the future….and way cheaper.
 

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Can someone who has installed the splash guards post photos of the entire side profile of their vehicle? I’m trying to show my wife what these will look like installed but can’t find anything other than close up photos. Thanks
 
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