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Old 08 Oct 2005, 10:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mudflaps experiences ?

I was wondering if anybody checked out the different types of mudflaps available for the STi (and I assume WRX) post 2002 ?

I never fitted them as I was afraid with the cold weather and the snow getting packed under the wheelarches, they'd break.

Still, with no mudflaps, it's no solution either as the car gets peppered by the gravel they put on the ice.

Can't decided between the STi (or SWRT) ones from Subaru or the Prodirve ones (both on Subaru UK accessories list). The later are quite a bit cheaper and look more discreet.

Anybody knows if there is a quality difference ? Needs to withstand a hard winter !!
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Sorry I canít answer your quality question have you considered the Scott Lowe rally style mudflaps :?: they are supposed to be top quality & at a reasonable price.

LINK :arrow: http://www.scottlowe.co.uk/Scripts/p...=1&idProduct=1
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Sorry I canít answer your quality question have you considered the Scott Lowe rally style mudflaps :?: they are supposed to be top quality & at a reasonable price.

LINK :arrow: http://www.scottlowe.co.uk/Scripts/p...=1&idProduct=1
Just to clarify, I'm after feedback of those who fitted the Subaru or Prodrive mudflaps and actually used them (in muddy/snowy circumstances, not just to keep the waterspray off the car on a rainy day on the M1 ).

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They're on !

Went for the Prodrive ones. Bit fiddly to fit the front, but didn't have anything better to do anyway.

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I like those,i've always liked mudflaps on Scoobys.
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I hope they'll be effective. Started snowing yesterday and as there isn't yet a lot of snow on the roads, the gravel they have put on the crossings etc is flying around big time.

The first few weeks they also use quite a bit of salt (not everybody is yet on wintertyres. That includes me. Needs to happen before 1-11). The result is that your car just gets filthy and every time you get into the garage and touch it, your clothes are white :evil:
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Nice & Big Should stop the spray 8)
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I can confirm they do.

We got a bit of bad weather at the moment and the car still looks as clean as it did on Sunday :up:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...y/DSC02845.jpg
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I like those,i've always liked mudflaps on Scoobys.
Ditto - look great and more importantly stop then awful bloody snow and ice from flying up
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I like those,i've always liked mudflaps on Scoobys.
Ditto - look great and more importantly stop then awful bloody snow and ice from flying up
Thanks ! :up:

Snow and ice are OK.

However, until 1-11, you're still allowed summer tyres in this part of Finland and that means they're spraying the roads with salt big time :evil:
It's not only very bad for the car (especially as I'd like my layer of wax to last a bit longer than two gritting sessions), every time we get into the garage, you rub the car and you get your clothes dirty (plus you make scratches in the car).

The underside of my sills also got a serious peppering from the fine gravel they put on the crossings in order to provide grip. Should also be a thing of the past. :clap:
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