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Old 07-12-2019, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seal: Front wheelwell Dust Guards received

“OEM” GM Part received
Seal, A Arm Dust Shields, 3-pc set, Part #03-214M
Fits 4WD C/K1500-2500-3500
Cost on eBay: $41 + $26(!) Shipping from in San Diego

Looked for these 3 years ago, based on info from DP, and they were then $17 (now up 140%!!). I assume the high(!) shipping cost is another Handling fee, but order was shipped five days after purchase via padded Priority envelope (FlatRate, no total shown, arrived three days early).
OK, maybe they were $17 each in 2016?

These are shockingly PUNY! I had expected stiff, heavy rubber! While I *thought the purpose of these is to keep the air coming thru the engine compartment, because when these panels are gone, air is dumped out the wheel wells (rather than along the turbo exhaust)— these wouldn’t serve that.

Tho they would have to be high-temp resistant, these appear to be nothing more than 1/8” rubber with a (hi-temp?) coating. SO, it appears they are indeed for DUST, and would not stay in place to slow the mentioned air dump. I suppose they could exclude a wheel-splash.
In order to achieve *something of the presumed function, and to further dampen noise, I’m going to cut out an additional (duplicate) set from Neoprene to go outside these at installation.
(And maybe a Neoprene sheet screwed inside, atop the inner fender to chill tire noise?).

They did come with some body clips, but the set (“kit”) is NOT worth the cost. So, if you are considering same, just cut some out yourself!! Leather would suffice? Or buy one and fake the rest.

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Old 07-12-2019, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The description of fits 'c/k 1500-2500-3500' made me think you got the one size fits none only ones that used to be available from places like LMC. Those were an overpriced joke. That's at least 4 different suspension designs there, how can one fit all of those? That is why I figured rubber right way had a better shot at least they had different part numbers for different models.

I got a set from rubber right way a year or two ago and they appeared to be very similar material to what was left on my truck. They were more flexible than what I had but I could see the original ones being a bit more flexible 20 years ago. Fit was perfect.

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Old 07-12-2019, 09:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just made my own for pretty cheap.Its not worth the cost what those companies are asking and with the shipping on top of it it’s ridiculous.
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hmmmm, I couldn’t find the ebay listing, so I went directly to rubber the right way. The price there was $40.90 for the seals and $9.35 USPS priority shipping (flat rate for 48 states). My original shields are in pretty good shape, so I don’t need ‘em. But if something happens to them, $50, including the little push rivets, seems way better than $100 for three pieces of special order from GM without fasteners.

And from the factory, these dust shields do not create some sort of air seal. Also listed in GM parts drawings as splash shields, they appear to only be intended to reduce the amount of water and dirt coming off the tires and onto your lower engine.
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