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widebody buyers beware

Well, here is my story. I had 2015 sps, sublime for 3 years 4 months. One rock chip! Had to have a
wide body, so ordered a new 2019 sp wide body, octane red. I have had the car for 2 months, 1400 miles.
I will tell you upon delivery I went over that car like a chicken hawk looks at its prey.
perfect paint, not one chip or one flaw. I noticed that Dodge installed plastic chip protectors at the
wheel well in front of the rear fender flare. Every time I wash it, I notice more rock chips along
the side of the car than the last time I washed it, and I wash it frequently. WFT! I don't think its just me,
but it could be. Big fat tires, flares equal rock chips. Going to get paint protection installed asap. Just
letting potential buyers know. Beware. Thanks for listening.
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Good to know. I had hoped that the flares would act as protection from debris, but I guess there is still a lot of tire sticking out.


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It all makes sense though..those flares sticking out from the body, it's just more surface area for bugs to stick too, rock chips...debris from the road. Man that sucks..


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Ordered a set of splash guards from Swain fabrication to avoid that issue on these cars and will be installing them in the near future. Did the same on the 09 and they work great on these sandy desert roads.











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with those 305s, when the front wheels turn, they're going to fling debris from the road.

especially surfaces that are chip seal or breaking down and have a lot of loose grit...

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Going to be installing these along with a few other items before I start prowling the streets...






















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Doesn't someone make replicas of the skinny front runners that came on the Demon? That would solve the problem of the front tires throwing stuff up and look, cool.

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The Swaim looks like a perfect fit.
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Just took delivery of my widebody Redeye. Besides the splash guards I was exploring the narrower front tire situation; there are widebody replica wheels out there in 20X9; using a set of 245/45/20 tires as you get on an RT would be quite a bit narrower but would be much better than the Demon skinnies from an on road perspective. Benefits besides less rock chips would be a reduction in weight and rolling resistance which should give slightly better fuel economy and a slight reduction at the dragstrip. Nothing earth shattering but a difference. Of course you have to like the narrower front look to start so that is subjective for the owner.
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