Originally Posted by vikingRS
They are extremely helpful in minimizing paint damage in the winter, especially where they place sand and grit on the roads. I had them on my RS with 237,000 miles on it and I would recommend them highly. To each their own.
I am on my 4th subaru now never had them and never had a problem with paint. I live in NY so we use sand on the roads. I wonder if subaru makes small color matched mud flaps. I had them on my miata looked good and did the same thing. The RA flaps are just to ugly for me to buy sorry