For the same reason that they don't lower your tire pressure, install your bright pedals and I bet in many cases, even open the hood. They're just plain lazy and couldn't care less.I'm wondering why the dealers aren't taking them off at delivery, just like all the other protective items.
I wondered the same thing. I looked underneath and don’t see any benefit of sticking them back in.I had presumed the push pins that held the guards on where disposable. But with all the talk lately about removing the guards I stumbled across this TSB for Hellcat Challengers that says if 2 push pins are used vs 1, they should be replaced with new pins after the guards are removed. I'm presuming the push pins are also used to hold the lower part of the fascia in place.
Does this apply to any of the Chargers, such as the Scat Packs?
Are they needed in order to keep the fascia securely fastened?
I don't see any benefit either because about 2" from the push pin holes there are what looks like threaded fasteners. IOW the push pins wouldn't be doing much fastening. But seeing a TSB made me wonder about their usefulness.I wondered the same thing. I looked underneath and don’t see any benefit of sticking them back in.
Especially since that's exactly what it says on them lolI'm wondering why the dealers aren't taking them off at delivery, just like all the other protective items.
This is exactly why they should be removed. Granted, the designer wants the original body lines and look to be left, uncovered, AS DESIGNED, but if you want that look at the expense of your paint, whatever...I left mine on for a week or two after buying my 2017 Daytona. When I removed them there were a lot of scratches where dirt and sand had got in there and rubbed against the paint. Had to use some rubbing compound and still didn't get them out completely. I live near the beach and there is a lot of sand in the soil around here and therefore also on the roads. If I had it to do over I would have removed them immediately.
They have....still gayI'm surprised no one has made yellow vinyl decals to go in place of the guards. People can have the look without damaging their paint.