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Old 04-04-2021, 06:23 PM #1
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Rad Rubber splash guards for 3rd gen?

I just received a set and the fitment is terrible.
Anyone have any luck with Rad Rubber or did I get a bad set?
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I got booted from the 3rd gen. Mafia for asking this same question.
My experience started when it took months to get them, zero customer service. Fitment was okay. Had to make some adjustments. Still wish they covered more area. However the materials seem to be top notch.
This would be a good one for the Durabump dudes to make.
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I used their 1" BL set. I got it to work, but it was not nearly as good a fit as OEM. And the supplied cheap fasteners were horrible, I ended up using some old OEM fasteners I had laying around.
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I am using their extended ones for the 1 inch body lift. Honestly, I thought they were really nice for the money and mine fit fine, maybe you got a bad set? Although I'd think they would all be identical.
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I need some too, I came across these last night. Have not ordered,know nothing about them as far as fitment or quality.
also are twice the price, so should be twice as good right

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They didn't even last a year. Rubber is ripping along the edge. Not even near a mounting hole. These are a joke!
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They didn't even last a year. Rubber is ripping along the edge. Not even near a mounting hole. These are a joke!
Mine have also cracked at all the fastener locations. I did contact Eddie at Rad Rubber, he said that this is highly unusual and sent me free replacements, which I have not yet put on. To be honest, I'm skeptical, it looks like the same stuff. Interestingly, the new pads came with instructions recommending soaking them in some fluid film (IIRC) to keep them pliable.

I'm seeing the future, which will be me making my own splash pads .
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Mine have also cracked at all the fastener locations. I did contact Eddie at Rad Rubber, he said that this is highly unusual and sent me free replacements, which I have not yet put on. To be honest, I'm skeptical, it looks like the same stuff. Interestingly, the new pads came with instructions recommending soaking them in some fluid film (IIRC) to keep them pliable.

I'm seeing the future, which will be me making my own splash pads .
Is this needed because your old splash pads broke? Or are these upgrades vs. OEM?
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Is this needed because your old splash pads broke? Or are these upgrades vs. OEM?
It's because of my 1" body lift . The originals were still perfectly fine, but I couldn't find a clean way to make them work with the body lift. I preferred the material of the originals over the replacement rubber pads, and indeed they look fine after 24 years, while the replacements are falling apart after one.
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They look nice in your hands, but the hole spacing is all wonky, and after 1.5yrs, mine are all dry rotted and cracked along the edges. They become brittle with age.

Agreed with a previous poster- Durobumps or another mfg should make a quality set
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I bet they are made of neoprene or similar. Need a set made with fiberglass reinforced plasticized PVC instead.
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I bet they are made of neoprene or similar. Need a set made with fiberglass reinforced plasticized PVC instead.
Yep, they say "neoprene rubber".
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Yep, they say "neoprene rubber".

thats too bad they dont hold up, cause I can use some....maybe Ill just swing by the tire shop, get some old truck innertubes...cut to shape and use the pop in's to hold in place. Those will prob last a year
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Buy Heavy duty neoprene rubber sheets and cut them out to size. 4th Gen section has a good thread as a guide.
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The Rad Rubber shields are a lot thicker than OEM. I wonder if the thinner material is better, as it would be more flexible? I'll be the first to admit though that soft goods are not my engineering forte.
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