I got rid of my A-Arm guards completely. They were always clogging up with mud, dirt, sticks and leaves and were a PAIN to clean out. Finally pulled them off one time to clean them properly and decided to leave them off for good. Still looking for a better replacement option, perhaps one with an open back, but for now, I've had no issues running without them.Or you can do what I did and put a pinhole in a cv boot..............what an idiot! Got a little carried away with cleaning the A-arm guards. I was using the widest nozzle too but it's a gas powered commercial Honda so quite a bit of psi. We bring the small electric one with us for trips. Moral of the story is have common sense around softer materials and you'll be fine.