are always on the lookout for mods that have a high visual impact and
are easy to install. ACS comes to the rescue on this front with their
new C7 molded front and rear rock guards.
ACS XL guards are made of high strength ABS plastic and come in either
a carbon flash or carbon fiber finish. They are extremely high quality
items that precisely fit the stock factory wheel well fittings. High
quality means an extremely easy installation. This was a welcomed
surprise as we are accustomed to getting after market parts that need a
certain level of massaging with a Dremel tool. ACS prides itself on
suppling parts that exceed fit and finish expectations.
looking great the guards offer a high degree of protection from road
debris, The massive front and rear tires on the C7 have a tendency to
send small rocks into the side and rear quarter panels with devastating
effect. The new wider ACS guards eliminate most of this problem.
I mentioned installation of the new guards is extremely easy. You don't
have to jack up the car to install them. All you need is a small
ratchet and a 7mm socket .
Rear Installation - Remove the
center 7mm screw bolt from the bottom of the rear wheel well panel.
After the screw is removed pull the stock plastic guard away from the
car. You have to give it a strong yank to separate the clips from their
- Remove the J clip from the stock guard screw tab and insert it into the ACS screw tab.
Align the new ACS guard with the bottom screw opening and the four clip
holes in the wheel well. Firmly push the new guard into place.
- Reinsert the 7mm screw and tighten
Front Installation - Turn the front wheel away from the guard location. This will give you some extra maneuvering room.
- Remove the 7mm guard hold screw from under the rear of the front well. -Firmly pull on the stock guard, this will separate the clips from their openings. Pull the guards away from the car. - Align the new ACS guards with the clip holes and the bottom screw tab. - Reinsert the 7mm holding screw into the center bottom hole.
entire process took about twenty minutes to complete making it the
easiest mod install we ever performed. The new guards really take
the look of our Z06 up as notch. They perfectly compliment the carbon
flash wheel spats that were previously installed on the car.