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Are mudflaps;

cool [?]

sub-cool[?]

Seriously un-cool[?]

I have mudflaps (came with the car) but now I have

18" RC's they don't quite cover the rubber!

My screwdriver is standing by....

If I can't decide I may just remove one!
 

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Front are a must, it stops your sills getting stone chips and can help stop you getting punctures, as its usualy the front tyre picking up the nail and firing into the rear tyre.

Rear ones its up to you, might keep your rear window a bit cleaner in wet weather but not by much, and it might stop you chipping the car behinds windscreen, but do you really care about that?
 

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I hate the look of mudflaps, but they have preserved my 60,000 miler 2001 4motion perfectly. I owe them a debt of thanks... Mk4 is so prone to kicking up stones at the sills and rear quarter...

Have unfortunately now had to lose them due to extreme slam.... they don't fit!!! Good think this aint my daily driver!! [:D]
 

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Quote: posted by GaryM on 04/12/2004 18:10:34

Very uncool IMO, fine on diesels though [;)]

Bwahahahaha

I have no mudflaps and have not suffered a single stone chip because of it...and my car is black. I have several on the grille / bonnet but no mud flap is going to help me there!
 

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I can understand uncool with big wheels, but what about on a car with normal 15" alloys like my avus 2's, and normal suspension? Mudflaps can make the car look a little lower dont you reckon.

Im not one for huge wheels nor driving around an inch from the deck. I go for the understated bog standard look. Do you reckon mudflaps may be a good move for me - I have not got them but am thinking about it.
 

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I think they are uncool on almost every car, but on VW's they don't look too bad. Must be because the VW ones always seem to be mounted correctly and not pointing in all sorts of directions!

In all honesty if my car had them, i wouldn't take them off, but on the flipside, if i didn't have them, i wouldn't go out of my way to put them on.
 

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Personally i like mudflaps,but all my cars are always kept original,and this is when they look best,i reckon. Ive got a set of 4 on my reflex silver 4mo,and,as Diesel points out,they seem to make it look a bit lower at least from the back. I think they do help prevent marking of the sills and rear bumper,and they definately help reduce spray when driving in the rain. Not sure about them with 18's though,id have to see the car before i made that call.
 

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Agree with Essex, so - cool IMO

I like them. Looks better with 18s I think, makes it phatter. With 15s, they make the wheels look small
 

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Quote: posted by Essex Escy on 05/12/2004 17:20:57

from the rear they make the car look lower and wider.....

well said that man[:D][:D]

look even better when colour coded[^]
 

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[:p] Sorry to resurrect but at least I used the search rather than do a new post!

Since I lowered my Bora I have noticed the mudflaps are very low now and they catch on speed bumps or kerbs. Plus in the recent snow they just turned into ploughs.

I'm thinking of removing them as I think they now look a bit daft as they are so near the ground.

Do people have anymore thoughts on this, has someone got a pic of a lowered but otherwise standard Bora without them?
 

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Fitting mudflaps is one of the first jobs I do to my cars! I'm not too worried about stone chips as they are quite rare on the sides of cars unless your doing a bit of off road rallying on gravel. They do keep an aweful lot of dirt from the side and rear of the car though.

Yugguy, my car is getting lowered by -40mm tomorrow. Hopefully I can post some pics after that!
 

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Fitting mudflaps is one of the first jobs I do to my cars! I'm not too worried about stone chips as they are quite rare on the sides of cars unless your doing a bit of off road rallying on gravel. They do keep an aweful lot of dirt from the side and rear of the car though.

Yugguy, my car is getting lowered by -40mm tomorrow. Hopefully I can post some pics after that!
That's what mine is on now. To be honest I'm not that worried about dirt and I only do about 20 miles a day.

Do you want my mudflaps when I take them off?
 

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Fitting mudflaps is one of the first jobs I do to my cars! I'm not too worried about stone chips as they are quite rare on the sides of cars unless your doing a bit of off road rallying on gravel. They do keep an aweful lot of dirt from the side and rear of the car though.

Yugguy, my car is getting lowered by -40mm tomorrow. Hopefully I can post some pics after that!
That's what mine is on now. To be honest I'm not that worried about dirt and I only do about 20 miles a day.

Do you want my mudflaps when I take them off?
Thank's mate but I've already got a set on. Do you think I'll be able to keep them after a -40mm drop?
 
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