When you say "detailed" writeup, I assume you mean you'll do some off-raoding and show us how the mud stays off the side of the vehicle. Well, at least drive through a mud puddle so we can see how well they do their job--looks aren't everything!
I notice that there are two kinds of splash guards offered: molded and contoured. The contoured ones are significantly less expensive than the molded ones. Does anyone know what the major differences are between the two types?
To install, it is a combination of using exisiting screws and drilling 2 additional. It's not difficult at all. The two additional holes help provide additional support to the inside fender and underneath the mud flap. Total time to install 4, approx 40 mins.
Weather has been bad, I'll try to post when the weather clears in the next day or so.
Sorry- accidentally sent the reply before I finished writing it:
Molded splash guards:
Front- Part #17801948 GM list: $40
Rear- Part #17801949 GM list: $40
There are some pics on gmaccessorydealer.com but their prices are even higher than the GM list price.
I had a dealer's parts manager tell me yesterday that the molded ones are more appropriate for use on a relatively large vehicle like the Acadia and I was told by another parts guy that they were easier to install than the contoured ones.
Hope this is helpful.
Thanks TDIIDman. I think I would like the molded ones better since they look as if they were designed to fit the vehicle, instead of just screwing a piece of flat rubberized plastic to the fender well. I wonder if I can find the molded splash guards without the logo??