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Attempted to install the Splash Gaurds last night and guess what? Murphy's Laws - on the very first screw (of the 2 screws required to be unscrewed), something went wrong, it appeared that the screw was screwed in at the factory unproperly, thus when I try to unscrew it, it did not due to the damage of the screw thread. Took me a long time to unscrewed it, but now the screw is damaged (thread broken). Does anyone know what size/type or where/how I can get this screw replaced?

Is it possible to install the gaurds without taking the tires off, possible with just only a "short" screw driver - Anyone installed via this method?

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I ended up taking the wheels off to complete the install just to make it easier. It also took me a couple tries to figure out that there was a dimple for the third hole (for the screw and clip that come with the guard), but no hole. I used a cordless screwdriver with a drill bit to carefully drill the hole because I didn't want the high RPM's of regular drill.

For the stripped screw, I'd probably just bring it to a hardware store, tell them what you need it for and see if they can provide a reasonable replacement. Otherwise, Tim at Hondacuraworld can probably track it down for you.
 

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Wheel removal

I found it just faster to just remove the wheels so that I could get a better angle on the screws. I didn't even drill out the lower holes, I just used a little more pressure with the screw driver and the screws self-tapped.

I agree about the hardware store, or you could try an auto parts store.

By the way -- did you guys have washers for the two screws that came with the splash guards? Mine didn't come with washers, so it's just the screw holding them on. I would have preferred to have washers for them, but I don't think they will come off.
 

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After reading the other threads/posting, I think I'm going to use the advice of using a power drill "bit" technique/suggestion.

davegood: my 2 existing screws = no washers, also.

Stay tuned...
 

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successfully installed - easy

After getting over the hurdle of unscrewing the stripped screw, the installation of the splash guards was easy - piece of cake. This is what I did:

I did NOT raised/jacked up the MDX and/or removed the wheel. For the top 2 screws, I used a stub screwdriver. For the lower screw, I used a miniature wrench like screwdriver (from Sears). It provided the angle and was small enough to screw nicely (btw, stub screwdriver was still too long). Also for the dimple hole - no need to use any power drill, with the clamp, sharp screw and dimple is enough to screw in.

It was fun...I'm going to order more goodies from Tim.
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I just installed them last night......

and, the 2 screws that came with the flaps did have washers.

Instead of taking off the tire, I put a flexible neck on my cordless drill and had no problems getting at that awkward "dimple" close to the tire.
 

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you got washers? - wierd

Hmmmm -- I didn't get washers. I guess that if it startes to look like the flaps are coming off of the screws I fill just buy some black rust proof washers at an auto parts store. I don't think that would happen unless you hit something with the flaps -- kicked up something from the road or whatever.
 

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washers vs. no washers....

Davegood,
I don't think you'll have any problems. Personally, I found it quite silly that I have flaps attached with 3 screws on each flap and, only one of them on each flap has a washer. I would have preferred to have all the screws as "beefy" as the one that came with the flaps instead of being instructed to re-use 2 of them from each fender. :confused:
 
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