when I repainted my pickup I took them rubber deals off of the wheel tubs. They were in pretty rough shape so I just threw them away, stupid me, all I had to do was make a pattern and cut my own, but anyways. How much are they new? the other day I went through about a foot of water at about 20 MPH and sprayed water all over underneath my hood. My pickup quite, and I had to sit there and wait a half hour for stuff to dry out, finally I just cranked it over and kept it a cranking and it finally started. Would not having them rubber skirts have anything to do with keeping water out and stuff like that?