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Old 04-07-2012, 09:06 PM   #26
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they do cost less than the Rally Armor URs.
I can only find a price difference of 99 cents, RA $159.99, DRT $159.00.
Anyone see a lower price out there?

Also, has anyone experienced a lack of protection from the RA? When I initially put on my RA they looked huge.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #27
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Not sure about long term strength, there are 1,000's of blends of plastics/foams/rubbers. I would think if there is a failure, it is because the mounting holes are too close to the exterior edge of the flap. Price wise, both are cheap for using urethane, raw stock of the good stuff is pretty pricey. I have the RA ur, and they do the job.....only thing is that when shipped to me, they came curled...so one of my rear flaps is tailing back, and the other is curved forward....not so appealing
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:42 AM   #28
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I can only find a price difference of 99 cents, RA $159.99, DRT $159.00.
Anyone see a lower price out there?

Also, has anyone experienced a lack of protection from the RA? When I initially put on my RA they looked huge.
sorry, i guess it's cheaper for the previous gen wrxs. but from the looks of it, you do get more material and better hardware for the buck.

i had RAs on before, but after awhile they remind me of oven mitts due to the shape and size.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:28 PM   #29
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I can only find a price difference of 99 cents, RA $159.99, DRT $159.00.
Anyone see a lower price out there?

Also, has anyone experienced a lack of protection from the RA? When I initially put on my RA they looked huge.
Dealers frequently sell them for much cheaper than $159.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:44 PM   #30
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I can only find a price difference of 99 cents, RA $159.99, DRT $159.00.
Anyone see a lower price out there?
Import Image Racing in FL has them for $139. No link because I think I need more posts before I can link?
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:32 AM   #31
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:30 AM   #32
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I can only find a price difference of 99 cents, RA $159.99, DRT $159.00.
Anyone see a lower price out there?

Also, has anyone experienced a lack of protection from the RA? When I initially put on my RA they looked huge.
I was looking at a set of flaps but they look too rednecky-they stick out way too far and there isn't much room for adjustment inward. Just my .02.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #33
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #34
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i cant believe you guys actually buy flat pieces of urethane flaps for $160
mhoerath from post #4 is the only smart one here
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #35
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i cant believe you guys actually buy flat pieces of urethane flaps for $160
mhoerath from post #4 is the only smart one here
That puts you at $80, without hardware. The $160 GR Mudflaps also include stainless steel brackets.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:46 AM   #36
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i cant believe you guys actually buy flat pieces of urethane flaps for $160
mhoerath from post #4 is the only smart one here
Its because people aren't always up for DIY, and want things that bolt on.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:59 PM   #37
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i cant believe you guys actually buy flat pieces of urethane flaps for $160
mhoerath from post #4 is the only smart one here
dont forget the laser cut and cnc bent stainless steel brackets and hardware. i know some can make those too but for the most part, people arnt at home cutting metal
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:01 PM   #38
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Its because people aren't always up for DIY, and want things that bolt on.
Here we go again....
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:15 PM   #39
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Import Image Racing in FL has them for $139. No link because I think I need more posts before I can link?
That is definitely a better price than the RA.

If you like the looks of the DRT better that's great, and you can get them cheaper. I like the size and shape of the RA and they've protected my car very well. If the RA remind you of oven mitts, then the DRT are eventually going to remind you of BBQ mitts.

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i cant believe you guys actually buy flat pieces of urethane flaps for $160
mhoerath from post #4 is the only smart one here
A few people can pull off a nice DIY with this sort of thing. But if you read their threads they spent 4,5,6 hours working on them. In the end I do better spending that time getting paid and buying good stuff. And every day on the road I see home-made stuff that looks like home-made stuff. There's no worse deal than paying money for materials, spending time working with it, and still driving around with stuff on your car that looks like crap.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:17 PM   #40
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i cant believe you guys actually buy flat pieces of urethane flaps for $160
mhoerath from post #4 is the only smart one here

$80 w/o hardware + time to make the right mounting holes and to cut the shape you want.
1. It won't come out as clean since I don't have the cutting tools to cut the shape and make the proper holes. (DRT have clean edges compared to RAs too)
2. Time is wasted locating all the material and mounting hardware.
3. With all that time wasted I'd rather be driving my car rather to be fustrated trying to get a set of DIY flaps to fit onto the car.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:19 PM   #41
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That is definitely a better price than the RA.

If you like the looks of the DRT better that's great, and you can get them cheaper. I like the size and shape of the RA and they've protected my car very well. If the RA remind you of oven mitts, then the DRT are eventually going to remind you of BBQ mitts.



A few people can pull off a nice DIY with this sort of thing. But if you read their threads they spent 4,5,6 hours working on them. In the end I do better spending that time getting paid and buying good stuff. And every day on the road I see home-made stuff that looks like home-made stuff. There's no worse deal than paying money for materials, spending time working with it, and still driving around with stuff on your car that looks like crap.
yes they are big BBQ mitts
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i understand about all the time it takes for one to make something that may come out looking like ass, but at the same time youre buying $160 pieces of flat plastic and from what you guys have said, dont even last.

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Didn't rip like the RA URs did.
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Not sure about long term strength, there are 1,000's of blends of plastics/foams/rubbers. I would think if there is a failure, it is because the mounting holes are too close to the exterior edge of the flap. Price wise, both are cheap for using urethane, raw stock of the good stuff is pretty pricey. I have the RA ur, and they do the job.....only thing is that when shipped to me, they came curled...so one of my rear flaps is tailing back, and the other is curved forward....not so appealing
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1. It won't come out as clean since I don't have the cutting tools to cut the shape and make the proper holes. (DRT have clean edges compared to RAs too)
wtf?

im not trying to tell you guys how to spend your money. im just saying i personally think $160 is steep for such a product.

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Old 04-11-2012, 03:56 PM   #43
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Don't want 'em to rip? Don't get RA's, get DRT
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i understand about all the time it takes for one to make something that may come out looking like ass, but at the same time youre buying $160 pieces of flat plastic and from what you guys have said, dont even last.






wtf?

im not trying to tell you guys how to spend your money. im just saying i personally think $160 is steep for such a product.

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you think thats high? you should see the price of the prodrive mud flaps i think they are $200+
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Don't want 'em to rip? Don't get RA's, get DRT
I'd rather have the flap rip than have the flap stay in one piece and rip the attachment point off the car.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:21 AM   #46
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I'd rather have the flap rip than have the flap stay in one piece and rip the attachment point off the car.
the material actually stretches. my RAs stretched until it ripped. all my hardware was still intact.
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the material actually stretches. my RAs stretched until it ripped. all my hardware was still intact.
Right. My point is that I would rather have the flap rip (as your RAs did), than have the flap stay intact (as you suggest the DRTs will), and tear the hardware or mounting point off the car. Sometimes ripping/breaking is a good thing, if it saves a piece of the car that's harder and/or more expensive to fix. I'd rather replace or repair my mud flap than my fender liner.

edit: sorry, mixed up who said what, but the point is the same.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:14 PM   #48
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Right. My point is that I would rather have the flap rip (as your RAs did), than have the flap stay intact (as you suggest the DRTs will), and tear the hardware or mounting point off the car. Sometimes ripping/breaking is a good thing, if it saves a piece of the car that's harder and/or more expensive to fix. I'd rather replace or repair my mud flap than my fender liner.

edit: sorry, mixed up who said what, but the point is the same.
edit: lol i should show you where it ripped. it ripped on the inside hole in which the hardware was mounted on the metal part of the car. the plastic washers gets a little bent (can always be replaced if necessary cheaper than the flaps) from the pulling, but everything is fine. my thing was if i had DRTs at time that i had snagged the flap, it would've had a higher chance of just coming off the car without ripping.
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The plastic hardware is the safety release on the DRTs.
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The plastic hardware is the safety release on the DRTs.
yup and cheaper to replace if broken
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