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      06-14-2012, 02:04 AM   #23
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Auto Bra's and clear vinyl can be used to protect the front if the roads are poor...
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Mudflaps - illustrated

I finally got around to take some pictures of the mudflaps. My opinion is that they don't disturb the lines much.

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I finally got around to take some pictures of the mudflaps. My opinion is that they don't disturb the lines much.
At least these mud flaps are the most discrete I've ever seen.
Not as bad as i feared

Once again: That colour is outstanding. I always had black or silver cars, but might have a discussion with myself next time.....
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Intending to fit flaps to the rear too?
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      06-16-2012, 04:30 PM   #29
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Lol yeah I was wondering why the front wheels.. Isn't it usually the powered wheel that kicks up more dirt?
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      06-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #30
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No, I don't think I need the rear flaps. The studless winter front tires throw up a lot of salt and particles along the entire side of the car. Where I live, it is quite common to have front flaps, and almost noone install rear flaps.
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      06-27-2012, 07:31 AM   #31
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Hi all
There is another option; If you don't want to fit flaps just use 'clear skins' or 3M car paint protection film (made from clear vinyl) 'almost invisible'
Look at where the heaviest road grime sticks to your car then you know the shape you need.

Best to cut them so they fit the wheel arch face, underside of the sill and just up the side of the sill as this is where stones will damage your paint.

It is very hard to spot them on your paintwork once fitted, so it does not detract from the car's look and when if it gets damaged you can simply remove the film and replace with a new piece.

You can buy it on Ebay or from most auto parts shops.
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      06-27-2012, 07:43 AM   #32
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Here in Norway, you would need it on the front doors up to around the door handles. I notice a big difference after installing the mud flaps. The sides of the car stay a lot cleaner now.
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I was mainly referring to stone damage protection.

I am not condoning the use of mud flaps, that is a personal choice, it is just that they are ineffective.

Mud flaps do not stop all the road haze from getting all over your paintwork and if you are driving around in those slushy conditions they only stop it at low speeds.

I would assume that if your daily commute was in wet and slushy conditions, you would have to wash down your car daily to remove any grime and possibly salt residue from the paintwork.

From my limited experience in driving around in snow and slushy conditions on our roads here in the snowy mountains region ('hills' in comparison to the Alps) was to fit clear skins 'as suggested' for stone protection and to have a Karcher HP Washer at the ready for when I got home to do a quick clean off of the road haze.

I have not been to the snow recently, however, I do use a Karcher with the snow foam lance fitted to do a quick clean now.
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To revive the thread, I disagree that they don't work.

Look at this picture:

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You can clearly see how they protrude sideways. Mudflaps work at speed and any chips and heavier dirt from the front wheel will effectively be deflected away from the sides.

If anybody thinks that they are fugly, fine. But excuses not to fit them is not the same as proof that they don't work

Anybody got a pic for the rear ones on an f20 M-sport, they were a hassle to fit on the E87/81 M-sport, but once I had them, cars without looked naked (and not very clean)
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I finally got around to take some pictures of the mudflaps. My opinion is that they don't disturb the lines much.

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What wheels are these? Absolutely love the look, are they 16s?
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      05-27-2014, 09:10 AM   #36
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Those are some 8x17" replicas of the BBS Le Mans wheel. They look even better in 19".
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MUD FLAPS question = BMW F20 M model = I NEED HELP

Hello.

I need help with information on where can i buy mudflaps for my 118d M model.
In the BMW company says to me that they donot have to BMW F20 M - model.

Can anyone help me with information.

I see that a colleague in Norway 116d with M model has mud flaps on the car.
Real nice.

Thanks in advance.

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Hello.
I need help with information on where can i buy mudflaps for my 118d M model.
In the BMW company says to me that they donot have to BMW F20 M - model.
Felix / Sweden

The front mud flaps (82162211820) do fit the F20 M-Sport quite well.
Some say they fit as they come, but I had to do a minor modification to get them to fit.
BMW will however not help attaching the mud flaps as they "officially" do not fit.

I attached mine just a few days ago. Unfortunately I do not have a picture of what I modified but I marked in red on the picture where I decreased the height of a rib by 1 mm. This was enough to make it fit well, but it's still quite a tight fit. Easiest way to figure out if you need to mod them or not would be to just hold them correctly against the wheel arch and see if they seem to fit or not.

Right side of car took ~1h, left side 5 minutes, it's easy when you figure it out. The most difficult part was to push the tiny inserts of the plastic rivets when mounting them. Try not to break them, they require lots of force to mount!

Hope it helps! (If not Ill try helping in Swedish)
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Hahahahah!

I'm 26 fella. I'm not nervous about the dirt; I love cleaning my car- I'll take 2 full days doing it at a time- what I'm worried about is stones and chips flicking onto the paint-

But I hear you on losing the lines.
2 full days cleaning the car what do you do one hour at the most is enough.

Have you a cleaning disorder

Mud flaps on a BMW next a bra on the front of the car
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Mud flaps on a BMW next a bra on the front of the car
Remember that we live in Scandinavia. On salted winter roads, the car gets incredibly dirty, and the gravel used to provide friction on the slippery roads is sand blasting the paint behind the wheels. These mud flaps really help.
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      12-05-2014, 03:32 PM   #41
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Thanks for the information, "Friend = Paw85"
Some colleagues say that they do not need to change anything when they mounted MUD FLAPS on the car, both front and back side.
Maybe all about knowledge how do you fit mudguards on the car.

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Remember that we live in Scandinavia. On salted winter roads, the car gets incredibly dirty, and the gravel used to provide friction on the slippery roads is sand blasting the paint behind the wheels. These mud flaps really help.
We have a lot of gravel roads with 99.9% of our roads up to our ski fields rock/gravel. 99% of our sealed roads are stone chip so we are always getting stone chips and smashed wind screens. We just don't care when the car is sold the dealer fixes the stone chips.

If the condition are so bad then a BMW X1,3,4,5,6 would be the correct car.
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...mounted MUD FLAPS on the car, both front and back side.
When searching for information on-line what I found was that the rear mud flaps did not fit the M-Sport model without doing large modifications to them. If this is true or not I dont know as I have not tried the rear ones myself, but I believe the front ones are the most important to spare your car from being sand blasted during the winter here in Sweden.

Yes I do have one more picture of the car with mud flaps mounted.
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We have a lot of gravel roads with 99.9% of our roads up to our ski fields rock/gravel. 99% of our sealed roads are stone chip so we are always getting stone chips and smashed wind screens. We just don't care when the car is sold the dealer fixes the stone chips.

If the condition are so bad then a BMW X1,3,4,5,6 would be the correct car.
In Norway the average life span of a BMW is around 20 years, and it is usually rust that kills it in the end. That is why we try to preserve our cars. In the winter it is easy to keep them clean, as the water is frozen...

The X cars are too tall and heavy, so they don't handle as well as normal cars. I also think the AWD is significantly less fun to drive than RWD.
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