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Old 10-24-2012, 07:56 AM   #15
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If you raise rock guard, be careful and not let it touch your diesel exhaust pipe. Most say that rock guard should be at least 4 to 5 inches above ground. Might want to mount it a little more forward from where you have it now??
Thanks for the help. I don't seem to have any places to mount it farther forward though.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:01 AM   #16
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Your rock guard looks great. You will get a lot of good info from this site.
Now to get to my post. My rock guard is about 1 to 1/2 inches from the ground while traveling. There is even less at the top. Here are 2 pictures of rocks that ended up in the area between the engine area and windshield. Since I had a front windshield cover, I had no damage to the front windshield. That being said I did have damage to other areas of the tow vehicle from the rocks . The area that I got all the rocks and damage, I could only go about 25 MPH or slower. Please don't expect your rock guard to stop rocks from kicking up at your vehicle . You will need to protect the tow vehicle even more, than just a rock guard. Safe travels....
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Have you check to see if it is going drag when you are on level ground, It looks like in the picture that the ground in the back drops off, and looks to be close to ground.
The distance from the bottom of the guard to the ground is 5". Parking spot drops sharply from front to rear.
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Your rock guard looks great. You will get a lot of good info from this site.
Now to get to my post. My rock guard is about 1 to 1/2 inches from the ground while traveling. There is even less at the top. Here are 2 pictures of rocks that ended up in the area between the engine area and windshield. Since I had a front windshield cover, I had no damage to the front windshield. That being said I did have damage to other areas of the tow vehicle from the rocks . The area that I got all the rocks and damage, I could only go about 25 MPH or slower. Please don't expect your rock guard to stop rocks from kicking up at your vehicle . You will need to protect the tow vehicle even more, than just a rock guard. Safe travels....
What kind of windshield cover do you use? Sounds like it does its job.
Do you also use a front-end cover? I have one for my toad but it's not suppossed to get wet! Can be a real pain when it rains.
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4-5" from level ground is good. Is what Mud flap makers recommend.

Good looking D

Check out Discovery Owners web site. Good info, but does cost. It is worth it for help on problems and has hints & tips for fixes or problems.
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My rock guard is about 1 to 1/2 inches from the ground while traveling. There is even less at the top.
Way to low. That is your rock problem. Raise it up another 3 to 4" and should fix your rock problem.

Check out the Mud Flap link above.
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