Ther are two fairly large pieces of plastic that get replaced when the front OEM mudgaurds are installed. Will the RA mudflaps work without them or would you need to source those parts?We want them but we have factory mud guards. I will probably wind up taking them off once I see some photos posted here with the Rally Armor flaps. Just to clarify, I posed a question to Rally Armor about fitment with the factory mud guards. This was their response:
"The design is specific to an Ascent with OEM guards removed.
Hardware and installation was spec'd out for Rally Armor mud flaps only, not over factory guards.
I installed the Rally Armor mud flaps with the OEM splash guards. There is no issue using the front flaps with the OEM guards, they work fine together.I wonder why they say not to install along with the OEM ones. For the Crosstrek, they (the aftermarket flap makers) say it's fine to use the OEM mud "guards" along with aftermarket flaps, and many folks seem to install them that way and have no issues. The Ascent mud guards don't appear to me to be so different that they wouldn't also be usable in the same way. I'm curious about what I'm missing.