The Ark Story
After upgrading to a 2018 Toyota Tundra and taking it off-roading a few times, the original splash guards on my truck were shredded and the engine bay was completely exposed. After searching online for days, I was not impressed with any splash guards on the market. They were all either made from cheap flimsy Neoprene, which wouldn’t last you a year, or expensive powder coated Aluminum, which is extremely noisy when rocks are thrown at it. On top of that, both options would be ravaged looking after only a few times of rocks peppering them.
I wanted a high-quality rubber splash guard, that was durable, would look nice for years to come, and would not be shredded after only a few uses. I reached out to a buddy of mine who had some excess rubber sheets laying around their shop, and they turned out to be exactly the material I was looking for. I got to designing and testing dozens of splash guards, each time improving the coverage and fit to make sure we had full coverage. After hours of working at it, I had mocked up the first set of splash guards for my truck.
Ark is Born
Driving around Phoenix in the days after, my eyes were drawn to the fender wells of every Toyota truck that I passed. I quickly realized this was a systemic problem with all Toyota’s, not just Tundra’s. This is when we went to work, and Ark Splash Guards was born.