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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...
It looks horrible!
The best thing to do is to keep distance to the car ahead and avoid aggressive driving when not alone on the road
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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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      06-16-2012, 04:15 PM   #28
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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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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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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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