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Old 09-09-2019, 09:55 AM   #1
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Side skirts and rock guards

Who all makes side skirts for these cars? I have seen the GM ones, ACS ones, and RPI design ones. A few have modified the ZL1 skirts too? I never realized the front fenders were different on those cars.



What about combining with a front rock guard on the car? Any issues with them not fitting together with each other? Again ZL1 Addon versions and GM makes some as well.
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:50 AM   #2
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Who all makes side skirts for these cars? I have seen the GM ones, ACS ones, and RPI design ones. A few have modified the ZL1 skirts too? I never realized the front fenders were different on those cars.



What about combining with a front rock guard on the car? Any issues with them not fitting together with each other? Again ZL1 Addon versions and GM makes some as well.
People have combined them quite a bit (rock guard and side skirt), it works out fine. With the stock ZL1 skirts, you don't modify the skirt itself, but rather use washers to shim your fender out to match. Run a search here in the 1LE section, you should come up with a long thread on the subject.
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:22 PM   #3
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I have OEM rear splash guards painted RED HOT, satin black ACS Side skirts with their moulded front splash guards since their skirts don't work with the OEM splash guards. I had to trim my rear side splitters to fit with the OEM rear splash guards.
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:19 AM   #4
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:51 PM   #5
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I noticed you had some little ones too, since I'm dropping my daughter off every morning, any issues with them getting in and out of the back seat area? My C6 wasn't bad but even I would catch my foot on it sometimes if I wasn't thinking what I was doing..
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:49 PM   #6
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Those C7 skirts look good, did you get them pre painted? Or did you paint them after you received them. I have been looking at getting a set.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:43 PM   #7
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I noticed you had some little ones too, since I'm dropping my daughter off every morning, any issues with them getting in and out of the back seat area? My C6 wasn't bad but even I would catch my foot on it sometimes if I wasn't thinking what I was doing..

I have an almost 10 yr old boy (big for his age) and a 7 yr old girl. They both ride in the back fine. They are a bit cramped but we donít take long rides in it. If itís just me and my son he rides shotgun


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Old 09-10-2019, 10:47 PM   #8
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Those C7 skirts look good, did you get them pre painted? Or did you paint them after you received them. I have been looking at getting a set.

They are painted the satin color from C7. I believe I heard they are not offering this anymore .

Here are a few more Photos I also have zl1addon rock guards (3rd photo)








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Old 09-10-2019, 11:05 PM   #9
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They are painted the satin color from C7. I believe I heard they are not offering this anymore .
I believe you are correct, I literally just tried ordering some from wildhammer, the message says "This item is on hold". I guess I have to find another brand.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:47 AM   #10
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I added the ZL1 version rockers from C7 Carbon, painted in satin black. I also already had the GM rock guards installed on the car before I thought about adding the rockers. My local body shop was able to cut a notch on the bottom side of the rock guards and slide the rockers in under them. We then painted the bottom end of the rock guards satin black to match the rockers. We installed the rockers with rivets along the bottom and 3M double sided tape along the top. (The tape was installed on the rockers before painting them so that the top edge of the tape is black and doesnít show.). We also had to add an extra rivet and screw at the very back end of the rockers towards the inner top as the top side tended to pull away slightly even with the double sided tape. Iím happy with how it all turned out. So far, no rock chips!!!
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:17 PM   #11
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Looking better than mine. I installed the GM rock guards last year to protect the rear fender, but the protection was little. So I painted and installed the ZL1 side skirts last month, hoping better protection. I cut the front end of the side skirts to fit the GM rock guards. Looking ok from meters away.... I did not use the skews in the package, but tri fold rivets.







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I added the ZL1 version rockers from C7 Carbon, painted in satin black. I also already had the GM rock guards installed on the car before I thought about adding the rockers. My local body shop was able to cut a notch on the bottom side of the rock guards and slide the rockers in under them. We then painted the bottom end of the rock guards satin black to match the rockers. We installed the rockers with rivets along the bottom and 3M double sided tape along the top. (The tape was installed on the rockers before painting them so that the top edge of the tape is black and doesnít show.). We also had to add an extra rivet and screw at the very back end of the rockers towards the inner top as the top side tended to pull away slightly even with the double sided tape. Iím happy with how it all turned out. So far, no rock chips!!!
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:53 AM   #12
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So I ended up ordering direct from ACS and got their ZL1 style skirts and front rock guards painted in 1LE black. Items arrived very well packaged with all the goodies. I think I had everything on the car in a little over an hour including getting the tools out and clean up. Fits like OE and with the rivets on the skirts they are rock solid in place. Go on just like the ZR1 skirts I had on my C6Z06 with GM rivets.




































Super easy to do and they fit really well. Hopefully it cuts down on rock chips.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:14 AM   #13
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I just got the ACS rockers and front guards. My car is going to the body shop to fix some minor damage caused by someone backing into my car while it was parked... they will paint it "trim black" and install.

The sides of my car and especially the area in front of the rear wheels has been sandblasted over the last year, luckily I applied PPF but will have to r&r the PPF before install and I hope the guards will keep the rocks away.

I honestly can't believe Chevy would sell the SS 1LE without them, do they just expect us to be fine with the issue? The factory PPF in this area is a joke and even with PPF the paint is going to get damaged eventually. I think these side skirts/rockers and rock guards are mandatory for anyone who cares about maintaining the paint on their car.
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Old 09-30-2019, 12:01 PM   #14
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They sell this car with the same front tire width as the ZL1, but without the wider fenders. So if you're looking for an answer to your question about the manufacturer's expectations that should settle it.
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