Originally Posted by 2012silversel
The OEM's may be a little more pricey but they fit good, all the holes line up so no drilling and install very easily. I ordered mine through www.fordparts.com
and the total before tax was $74.98 for a front and rear set. Plus, they don't look like an after thought, they look like they belong on the car.
Well I think these would be the way to go too. I only said they were pricey because the Exterior Protection Package costs $245!
Would you please post up the parts# you bought for your 5-door. Are they the same as the ones shown for the Exterior Protection Package?
Furthermore, I just got back from a road trip in a different hatchback. My buddy's hatch didn't have protection whereas mine has OEM splash gaurds. The side of his car was splattered with tar and mud whilst mine had a distinct line where the grit had been blocked.