Installed in less than 15 minutes
My rear mud guards arrived Wednesday, and I installed them in less than 15 minutes. One of the screws that needed to be removed from the bumper was stripped, but I was able to get it out by pushing on it from the back while I turned it. :29:
There is a risk of damaging them while off-roading through loose ground, but I've never actually hurt them on other vehicles. I have experienced the build up of ice while driving through heavy Michigan snow, but never had it freeze to the tire. I usually just kick off the accumulation, or use the handle of my ice scrapper to remove it more gently. :27: It doesn't seem to happen that often, but then again, "it just doesn't snow like it used to when I was a kid!!"
Funny story about my wife's Civic she had years ago. It had front & rear mud guards. I noticed they were becomming abraded on the bottoms, but couldn't figure out why. Then one day I rode home from work with her. The street outside her parking structure is a rather steep downhill, one-way run. The intersection at the bottom has a noticable hump in it. She goes flying down the hill to make it through the green light and whoa! Up and over that hump at about 35 MPH, and on the down side GRIND! The tips of her mud guards become one with the road. And she laughs. She loves that intersection!