Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday July 28, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Vancouver Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Vancouver Impreza Club Forum -- VIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-20-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
asherbo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 113143
Join Date: Apr 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Coquitlam
Vehicle:
06 bib funk
world rally brown

Default rally armor goodness

after a couple months of having the limited mudflaps sitting in my room i put them on.






* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
asherbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 10:05 PM   #2
Picard
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 100204
Join Date: Nov 2005
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Vehicle:
2006 STI (retired)
WRB

Default

Looking good! How flexible/soft are they? Soft enough to flex while you drive or only if they scrape?
Picard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 10:14 PM   #3
GlobalWaste
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 74792
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Default

Pretty sure they're soft enough to flex about at 50+km/h driving

I'm curious to see how well they retain their appearance over time

They look good though
GlobalWaste is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 10:16 PM   #4
Firewire
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3430
Join Date: Jan 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Port Moody, BC, Canada
Vehicle:
2007 2.5i Wagon
Garnet Red

Default

Very nice! I'm getting mine soon. I see you got the new shiny ones
Firewire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 10:28 PM   #5
asherbo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 113143
Join Date: Apr 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Coquitlam
Vehicle:
06 bib funk
world rally brown

Default

they flex pretty easy. it was windy yesterday and i could see then move when the wind blew. yeah i kept my old one as they are more rugged then these ones. i'll keep u updated with appearance changes over time.
asherbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 10:57 PM   #6
polaris
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 66663
Join Date: Jul 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver BC
Vehicle:
2011 VW GTI
maybe '15 STI?

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Firewire View Post
Very nice! I'm getting mine soon. I see you got the new shiny ones
I have shiny ones from a different maker, but they dont stay shinny very long. they are mud flaps after all
polaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 10:57 PM   #7
Happy_Days
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 35049
Join Date: Apr 2003
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver BC
Vehicle:
2011 Mercedes C63
OE Tune 538/500

Default

in the 2nd picture its kinda cool how the red lettering on the flaps match your rear brakes.
Happy_Days is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 11:49 PM   #8
Penphoe
Friendly Neighbourhood
Moderator
 
Member#: 269
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Burnaby, B.C., Canada
Vehicle:
2005 ABP LGT LTD BP6
00 Impreza RS GM6 RIP

Default

You'll notice a lot road grime kicked up onto your car now that the flaps are on your car. Flaps are awesome for that!

Careful when you parallel park however. If the flap gets caught between the rear tire and curb, the flap will loose the fight and get pulled off of the wheel well. My flaps got pulled off too many times to to poor parking attempts.

LaterZ!
Darren!!
Penphoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2007, 12:23 AM   #9
geebutbut
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 118451
Join Date: Jun 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Default

Besides the benefit of stopping a lot of debris from being kicked up onto the side of the car/bumper, is there any other benefit to these flaps?

Obviously, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so if the OP likes the way they look, that's great. But am I the only one that feels that these sorts of flaps are quite unsightly?
geebutbut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2007, 12:50 AM   #10
Picard
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 100204
Join Date: Nov 2005
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Vehicle:
2006 STI (retired)
WRB

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penphoe View Post
You'll notice a lot road grime kicked up onto your car now that the flaps are on your car. Flaps are awesome for that!
Shouldn't it be less road grime on the car? That's what noticed. There's a lot less dirt and splash back along the sides.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penphoe View Post
Careful when you parallel park however. If the flap gets caught between the rear tire and curb, the flap will loose the fight and get pulled off of the wheel well. My flaps got pulled off too many times to to poor parking attempts.
I'm glad that they are there like that. God forbid that I ever park that close to the curb, but at least the flaps (which cost me $100) will touch and not the rims (which cost me $2000). And I say "touch" because I always go slow. Otherwise, me + parallel parking + speed = definite rash .

Quote:
Originally Posted by geebutbut View Post
Besides the benefit of stopping a lot of debris from being kicked up onto the side of the car/bumper, is there any other benefit to these flaps?
The benefit of the Limited version is their flexibility. Even with my stock suspension I was scraping the ground with the flaps. With the original RA's being so stiff, I'm worried about ripping them out on a speed bump after getting my car lowered next week.
Picard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2007, 01:30 AM   #11
FunkMasta
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 66985
Join Date: Jul 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Coquitlam, B.C. Canada
Vehicle:
2001 2.5RS sold
2012 2.0 Hatch

Default

there is also the added benefit of cruising in a caravan, you won't throw rocks at the car behind you....



*shakes fist at stephen for not having mudflaps*

FunkMasta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2007, 01:32 AM   #12
Firewire
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3430
Join Date: Jan 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Port Moody, BC, Canada
Vehicle:
2007 2.5i Wagon
Garnet Red

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FunkMasta View Post
there is also the added benefit of cruising in a caravan, you won't throw rocks at the car behind you....



*shakes fist at stephen for not having mudflaps*

I guess I'm on caboose duty for a little while :P

I should have them very soon, but not soon enough. I want to get my car dirty
Firewire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2007, 04:31 AM   #13
dasnowman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 125450
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Tricities, B.C.
Vehicle:
Gone 07 SWP STi LTD
07 Nissan Nismo 4x4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Firewire View Post
I guess I'm on caboose duty for a little while :P

I should have them very soon, but not soon enough. I want to get my car dirty
lol to the boot you are, beleive me your car still get dirty but not with rock chips and such.

Quote:
Originally Posted by geebutbut View Post
Besides the benefit of stopping a lot of debris from being kicked up onto the side of the car/bumper, is there any other benefit to these flaps?

Obviously, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so if the OP likes the way they look, that's great. But am I the only one that feels that these sorts of flaps are quite unsightly?
They look real mean from the back and what looks more unslightly these mud flaps or rock chips and dents all down the side???

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penphoe View Post
You'll notice a lot road grime kicked up onto your car now that the flaps are on your car. Flaps are awesome for that!

Careful when you parallel park however. If the flap gets caught between the rear tire and curb, the flap will loose the fight and get pulled off of the wheel well. My flaps got pulled off too many times to to poor parking attempts.

LaterZ!
Darren!!
I use these mud flaps as curb finders some times when parking in a thight spot. Better the flap then the rash on the rim job....


I hate that sometimes, I bought the reg rally flap and two weeks later they came out with the limited... how sweet would it be to have a limited on the limited..

Last edited by dasnowman; 04-21-2007 at 04:34 AM. Reason: forgot to mention I like the limited model
dasnowman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2007, 10:04 PM   #14
Penphoe
Friendly Neighbourhood
Moderator
 
Member#: 269
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Burnaby, B.C., Canada
Vehicle:
2005 ABP LGT LTD BP6
00 Impreza RS GM6 RIP

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Picard View Post
Shouldn't it be less road grime on the car? That's what noticed. There's a lot less dirt and splash back along the sides.
D'oh! My brain got crossed again. Yep, much much LESS grime on the car.

LaterZ!
Darren!!
Penphoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 06:29 PM   #15
andy_impreza
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 127431
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver
Vehicle:
04 STi
WRB

Default

nice car
andy_impreza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2007, 05:55 AM   #16
asherbo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 113143
Join Date: Apr 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Coquitlam
Vehicle:
06 bib funk
world rally brown

Default

^ thanks.
asherbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
02+ Rally Armor Mud Flaps, Rally Lightbar WgnWheel SWIC Private Classifieds 6 04-10-2009 12:18 PM
Rally Armor 2008 WRX UR Rally Mud Flaps imstuner Interior & Exterior Modification 27 01-27-2009 03:32 PM
WTT: Rally armor mudflaps(classic) for rally armor mudflaps (UR) Super_HKS NWIC Private Classifieds 0 02-25-2008 12:08 PM
rally armor....good or bad? 2007impreza Member's Car Gallery 58 08-06-2007 08:36 PM
FS: Good used Rally Armor mudflaps 02-06 specialev Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 12 03-20-2006 11:18 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.