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Old 11-14-2012, 03:04 AM   #1326
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A general question here from a newbie. I like the looks of the mud flaps, but I do a lot of highway driving. Do the flaps make excessive noise at highway speeds? Anyway bother calculating mpg with or without? Just curious.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:53 AM   #1327
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A general question here from a newbie. I like the looks of the mud flaps, but I do a lot of highway driving. Do the flaps make excessive noise at highway speeds? Anyway bother calculating mpg with or without? Just curious.
No, and no.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:21 PM   #1328
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Sorry posted dumb question to help with my posting scores - not my fault
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:32 PM   #1329
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Im running Flapatax mudflaps in the front and Rally Armor Basics in the rear. Really digging the set up.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:04 PM   #1330
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I've got RA URs on my 2012 WRX hatch, and I love them. I did manage to pull the rear passenger side flap off when I backed straight into a curb (navigating a tiny, poorly designed parking lot)--the mounts just popped out like buttons in clothes. The top mount point suffered about a 5mm tear, though, I'd guess that's because the top mount point is less flexible than the lower hangers. The hanger itself bent a little but nothing I couldn't fix by hand--though it did make awful noises rubbing against the tire. Overall pretty impressed that they came off cleanly. And glad I don't have to spend $$$ buying a new one.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:41 PM   #1331
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I'm looking for blue mud flaps that u see on more European wrx/Sti's they are almost a wrb blue and they look shorter than the RA flaps. Anyone know where I can buy em in the US?


Like these...


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Old 11-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #1332
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^ shouldn't be a problem unless you run MASSIVE tires.

Got bored of the rally armor blacks so I made these...don't think they'll stay on for too long but is worth a post.

where did you buy the red mudflap material?
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:28 PM   #1333
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Please someone make non flappy mud guards for my 13 wrx hatch. IMO ....the mud flaps look like droopy wet dog ears. Please help. I don't want to modify an the impreza guards as mentioned on previous posts.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:47 AM   #1334
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I'm looking for blue mud flaps that u see on more European wrx/Sti's they are almost a wrb blue and they look shorter than the RA flaps. Anyone know where I can buy em in the US?
www.rally-tech.com has this style mud flap. Not sure if in blue though. I would shoot them an email and ask. have you tried looking on ebay perhaps?
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:57 AM   #1335
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I've read of people ripping the flaps off if backing into a curb or something . . . what about a steep driveway? The apron on my drive way is steep enough that I have to go in (and out) at an angle and incredibly slow to avoid scraping, and this is at the stock ride height. I've got a set of RA's that I want to install, but if they are going to get ripped out the first time out of the drive, thats going to suck. I don't care about them scraping . . .
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:04 AM   #1336
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^just be aware when backing into a driveway and backing into a stall with cement bimpers
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:49 PM   #1337
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^just be aware when backing into a driveway and backing into a stall with cement bimpers
Yea, ive ripped my RA off the nuts before by backing all the way into a curb. But just unbolt and reinstall, looks like nothing happened
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:12 PM   #1338
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just ordered "simplified" flapatax. can't wait to get them.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:09 PM   #1339
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So i have a 2013 with those nice looking aero guards. which don't do Sh-t... So why doesn't a company make Some flaps that can work with the aero guards?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:18 PM   #1340
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So i have a 2013 with those nice looking aero guards. which don't do Sh-t... So why doesn't a company make Some flaps that can work with the aero guards?
Take them off?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:46 PM   #1341
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I like the way they look and Rather not take them off considering i just bought the car. If i can't find something i guess i'll just mess around with a heat gun and see what comes of it...
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:10 AM   #1342
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I like the way they look and Rather not take them off considering i just bought the car. If i can't find something i guess i'll just mess around with a heat gun and see what comes of it...
Well, let us know how that turns out....The aero guards are kind of pointless though.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:38 PM   #1343
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I traced my rally armors over the urethane sheets from Susquehanna Motorsports and extended them a bit



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Old 12-01-2012, 05:38 PM   #1344
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those look great
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:44 PM   #1345
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Huge fan of the radio flyer decals!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #1346
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those look great
Thanks. I wasn't expecting it when I mounted them, but I like how the sheets kind of curl back at the bottom from being rolled up.

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Huge fan of the radio flyer decals!!!
Thanks. The flaps looked too empty to me so I wanted to put on a decal, and those red radio flyer wagons was something that just popped into my head. I just received them in the mail this week and put them on today
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #1347
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Newbie and very happy with the rally armor mudflaps.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:19 PM   #1348
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Update: Just installed the RA's (incredibly simple actually) and a steep driveway (mine anyway) isn't an issue. They don't even scrape.

I'd post a pic, but y'all know what they look like . . .

Installation Tip: This may be obvious to others, but it wasn't to me right away. When I pulled the side-skirts away, I initially didn't realize that it popped the clips off about halfway down the car and not just the front few, and I didn't pull them off very far at all. Not a big deal and it just needs to be popped back in to place, but I didn't notice at first that it had come undone.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:39 PM   #1349
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I ordered these the last week of Oct.. got them the week of Thanksgiving and it took me 6 hours to remove the old OEM ones (rounded out nuts and bolts.... PITA) and not even an hour to install the RA ones.... I didn't like how big they were going to be compared to the OEM ones but after I installed all four, put the tires back on it (was in the middle of a complete brake job) and drove it outside, I absolutely loved them.. I get compliments on them a lot as well.

And they are tough. I ran into a ditch a few days ago (dead grass is the exact same color as our asphalt) and it didn't damage the mudflaps whatsoever. Not a single scratch or tear even at the bolt holes.

So I completely recommend not just the Breast Cancer Awareness, but any of the RA UR Mud flaps to anyone looking for a good, sturdy, nice looking mud flap
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:06 PM   #1350
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Unless DRT gets back to me with some answers, I'll be getting the RA's. Really wish DRT would make a set for the sedan though
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