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I know, crazy... but confirm for me that I got the splash guards I ordered. It looks like I did, but if so, they don’t extend down quite as far as I expected, which makes me question them.
 

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I know, crazy... but confirm for me that I got the splash guards I ordered. It looks like I did, but if so, they don’t extend down quite as far as I expected, which makes me question them.
Confirmed.

They're splash guards, not mud flaps...
 

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Confirmed.

They're splash guards, not mud flaps...

That makes total sense. They absolutely would not stop any mud. The fact that Subaru even charges extra for those is ridiculous - I know all manufacturers count those as accessories. The price should be no more than $20/pair.
 

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That makes total sense. They absolutely would not stop any mud. The fact that Subaru even charges extra for those is ridiculous - I know all manufacturers count those as accessories. The price should be no more than $20/pair.
I agree the splash guards aren't going to stop much mud, but they are an improvement over not having them installed. Like mentioned earlier, if they extended further down, ground clearance claims would likely be affected. For the minority of people that will need added protection over what the splash guards provide, the aftermarket (Rally Armor, RokBlokz) will surely have more robust offerings in the near future.

As far as the cost, Subaru has to be able to get a return on investment on these. $20 / pair would not come close to paying for the injection molding tool for those parts.

Although in my opinion, Subaru would be better off having the splash guards standard and no other option.
 

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yeah... those are just... weak for $168 :O
I think I'll wait a little bit and see if I can pick them up for cheaper later on, or find a more robust aftermarket variant.
 

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Are you guys really getting charged $168 for the splash guards? I thought it was $78 invoice and $120 MSRP? That was based on someone providing invoice v. MSRP prices in another thread. I'm expecting to pay invoice for them, and my overall pre-order numbers look right against the $78 invoice price.

Unfortunately, my dealer didn't break down the cost of each add-on. If I am being charged $168 for splash guards, my dealer must be making it cheaper for other accessories that I ordered.
 

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Are you guys really getting charged $168 for the splash guards? I thought it was $78 invoice and $120 MSRP? That was based on someone providing invoice v. MSRP prices in another thread. I'm expecting to pay invoice for them, and my overall pre-order numbers look right against the $78 invoice price.

Unfortunately, my dealer didn't break down the cost of each add-on. If I am being charged $168 for splash guards, my dealer must be making it cheaper for other accessories that I ordered.
MSRP is $168, cost is basically $110 installed at port. It's a .35 port install labor item, .37 dealer install labor time item.
 

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You get both front and rear, so 4 total. According to Subaru Online Parts, MSRP for all 4 is $119.98, although they sell them for less than $100.

https://subaruonlineparts.com/subaru-ascent-splash-guards-p-4779.html
That's definitely more reasonable. You have to shop around parts just like you would anything. My local Subaru dealer charges about 20% below MSRP for parts. My Honda dealer charges right around MSRP. My Toyota dealer charges over MSRP for most parts. Needless to say, I don't purchase parts from my Toyota dealer unless they run a special on wiper blades or oil/air filters.
 
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