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Old 09-02-2009, 02:00 AM   #301
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I have a 07 STi and this is what I ended up using:

Quantity: 4 - IKEA cutting boards (comes in pack of 2 but they come with one black and one transparent grey/black) so buying 4 will = 4 black
Cost: $1.99 per pack


Quantity: 10 - 1/4" x 1 1/4" Hex Bolts (20 tpi)
Cost: $0.11 per bolt

Quantity: 10 - 1/4" x 1 1/4" Fender Washer
Cost: $0.18 per washer

Quantity: 4 - 1/4" Speed Nut Clips (20 tpi)
Cost: $0.92

Quantity: 1 - Black "FLAT" spray paint
Cost: $0.99

1) Cut the ikea mudflaps using the template they provided, the one that is marked in millimeters.


2) Google "mm to inches" converter

3) Mark and cut the mudflaps.

4) Spray the washers and bolts

5) Start on the back mudflaps. There are two holes already there exposed, so clip the "Speed Nut Clips" over the holes (4 total) and then attach the mudflaps to them.

6) This is the part that took me a while to figure out because with the STi's they have a full underbody diffuser, which I didn't want to mess with so here's how I attached the front mudflaps.
  1. Remove the 3 plastic pop tabs using a screwdriver.
  2. Start to pull back the wheel plastic inner lining slowly just enough to put your arm in it.
  3. Starting from the bottom bolt and moving up, attach the bolt by pushing it through the hole and with your arm inside the fender (by pulling back the wheel plastic inner lining) twist the bolt on the back. Your going to have to do this by feel.
  4. Tighten both up, with a open end wrench on the "bolt" end, and a screwdriver or wrench on the other end.
  5. Do this for all three, remember to use the washer!
  6. Tighten only enough to where it's snug because if you tighten too much it will start to warp the cheapy ikea cutting board material
7) Your done! Well almost, adjust the mudflaps accordingly because I guarantee, unless you're one with great eyesight, that you will put it on crooked the first time.

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Old 09-02-2009, 02:17 AM   #302
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my ikea flaps are holding up still , but dam how do you get out of that much snow? i thaught central/north WI was bad for me with the drifts.




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that not good enough? this should do it....






the last pic i had to edit to a url to post this
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:22 AM   #303
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Originally Posted by wrx2oo2 View Post
I have a 07 STi and this is what I ended up using:

Quantity: 4 - IKEA cutting boards (comes in pack of 2 but they come with one black and one transparent grey/black) so buying 4 will = 4 black
Cost: $1.99 per pack


Quantity: 10 - 1/4" x 1 1/4" Hex Bolts (20 tpi)
Cost: $0.11 per bolt

Quantity: 10 - 1/4" x 1 1/4" Fender Washer
Cost: $0.18 per washer

Quantity: 4 - 1/4" Speed Nut Clips (20 tpi)
Cost: $0.92

Quantity: 1 - Black "FLAT" spray paint
Cost: $0.99

1) Cut the ikea mudflaps using the template they provided, the one that is marked in millimeters.


2) Google "mm to inches" converter

3) Mark and cut the mudflaps.

4) Spray the washers and bolts

5) Start on the back mudflaps. There are two holes already there exposed, so clip the "Speed Nut Clips" over the holes (4 total) and then attach the mudflaps to them.

6) This is the part that took me a while to figure out because with the STi's they have a full underbody diffuser, which I didn't want to mess with so here's how I attached the front mudflaps.
  1. Remove the 3 plastic pop tabs using a screwdriver.
  2. Start to pull back the wheel plastic inner lining slowly just enough to put your arm in it.
  3. Starting from the bottom bolt and moving up, attach the bolt by pushing it through the hole and with your arm inside the fender (by pulling back the wheel plastic inner lining) twist the bolt on the back. Your going to have to do this by feel.
  4. Tighten both up, with a open end wrench on the "bolt" end, and a screwdriver or wrench on the other end.
  5. Do this for all three, remember to use the washer!
  6. Tighten only enough to where it's snug because if you tighten too much it will start to warp the cheapy ikea cutting board material
7) Your done! Well almost, adjust the mudflaps accordingly because I guarantee, unless you're one with great eyesight, that you will put it on crooked the first time.

I will post up pics tomorrow morning~ Hope this helps

thank you please post your pics man !!!
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:02 AM   #304
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damn there not being any Ikea's anywhere near me... i wonder where else i could source these? eBay has the 2packs for 7 bucks. but that's dumb. maybe a dollar store will have them or something similar.

also, what color should i get? i ride a 2009 5 door 2.5i in dark gray metallic. i'm thinking yellow to match my headlights... but maybe black would look better? white?
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:28 PM   #305
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thank you please post your pics man !!!
Updated! Scroll up and check them out, just took a couple of quick pics before work. I'll take more when I get the chance.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:39 PM   #306
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if anybody wants these made i have made about 12 sets of black ones. PM if interested $5
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:36 PM   #307
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damn there not being any Ikea's anywhere near me... i wonder where else i could source these? eBay has the 2packs for 7 bucks. but that's dumb. maybe a dollar store will have them or something similar.

also, what color should i get? i ride a 2009 5 door 2.5i in dark gray metallic. i'm thinking yellow to match my headlights... but maybe black would look better? white?
If you are looking for other colors, try Target or WalMart. The closest IKEA is about 30mins from my house.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:18 PM   #308
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I just bought a set and am about to cut them up now, though they look more gray than black. Has anyone painted theirs? I am scared to because I think they'll chip super quick and I'll regret it. When I say paint them, I mean the whole thing...not just the sti emblem or anything. I actually plan on painting SUBARU in WHITE on them . But I want them to be a more solid black. Anyways any feedback would be great. Thanks
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:17 PM   #309
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I got similar matts that I plan to custom make for y 2010 legacy, I'm wondering: how did you get the front two secured? what did u go through to get behind the wheel well covers?the rear are easy to fit on, but I'm not too sure how to get the front on.
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:19 PM   #310
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opps nm, I'll keep reading
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:01 PM   #311
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does anybody have extra sets(already cut and holed) they would like to sell it to me? I would love to do this mod by myself, but I don't have any time or tools to do it.
PM me if you have extra
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:45 PM   #312
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does anybody have extra sets(already cut and holed) they would like to sell it to me? I would love to do this mod by myself, but I don't have any time or tools to do it.
PM me if you have extra
you dont have ten minuts, 12 screws a pencil and scissors?
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:56 AM   #313
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you dont have ten minuts, 12 screws a pencil and scissors?
what i meant by tools was a drill to make the holes.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:56 PM   #314
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Dose anyone know a place online that sells the speed clips. My local home depot doesnt stock them.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:13 AM   #315
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Most auto supply places keep them in stock, any Autozone, Pepboys, O'Reilly's etc should have them.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:50 PM   #316
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hey man best solution to build up on mudflaps is to buy Armorall Tire shine and spray it on your flaps every once and a while and everything slides right off. try it out it works

good idea. would wd40 also serve the same purpose??
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:24 AM   #317
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good idea. would wd40 also serve the same purpose??
WD40 breaks down rubber...so be careful.
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:36 PM   #318
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WD40 breaks down rubber...so be careful.
ah yes, good call. thanks for the heads up.
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:14 PM   #319
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My Kmart ones started to break the other day. Always go with the premium Ikea brand one lol.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:37 PM   #320
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I pulled this off this weekend, I added a little local flare to them.
Created the stencil and painted it on. Will put them on my subaru soon.


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Old 09-17-2009, 11:04 PM   #321
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What I am working on:



Rally Armor replicas (sort of speak) for the 08/09 Impreza/WRX. No i did not trace these from someone's. I am just going off of video and images I have found online.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:27 AM   #322
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I priced RA's mudflaps today for the first time, $126 for the urethane and $50 for their cheap ones!! GTFO with that ish! And that my friends is why DIY is King!
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:59 AM   #323
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I priced RA's mudflaps today for the first time, $126 for the urethane and $50 for their cheap ones!! GTFO with that ish! And that my friends is why DIY is King!
Did you know that they have a new Universal Basics set out for $15.99
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1840589
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:16 PM   #324
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i just went to the local surplus store, and i picked up some rubber matting or whatever. anyway, got a 2ft by three foot section. it's a heavier rubber so i expect it to last a very long time. i just hope it's not going to be too floppy. floppy is good for parking lots, not so much for high speed. hopefully i can get them cut soon. and when i put them on ill take some pics, if anyone is interested, pm me, i have more rubber than i need, plus it only cost me $6! i swear everyone on here is an engineer or a person of gifted IQ, as are most people who love their subarus.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:32 PM   #325
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I pulled this off this weekend, I added a little local flare to them.
Created the stencil and painted it on. Will put them on my subaru soon.


Natty Boh!!! God bless Maryland .
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