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Old 06-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #1151
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You mean its curling towards the rear of the car like it is supposed to? You want it to stay 10 0% flat? Good luck.
Apologies for a poor description without pictures - It is curling toward the FRONT of the car along the side (or back from the viewer if looking at the rear of the car...)

Here are some pictures for reference:

Driver's side rear mudflap - starting to curl as well, but not as noticeably yet:



Passenger's side rear mudflap - notice how the outside (closest to camera) is curling toward the front of the car:



Another angle of above photo - see how it's warped along the outside edge?:




Hope that clarifies it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:11 PM   #1152
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Apologies for a poor description without pictures - It is curling toward the FRONT of the car along the side (or back from the viewer if looking at the rear of the car...)

Here are some pictures for reference:

Driver's side rear mudflap - starting to curl as well, but not as noticeably yet:

Passenger's side rear mudflap - notice how the outside (closest to camera) is curling toward the front of the car:

Another angle of above photo - see how it's warped along the outside edge?:

Hope that clarifies it.
Use the old ones as patterns for new ones. Go to any freightliner parts place and ask for a 24 x 36 plastic trailer plain mudflap. They are 11 bucks and the material is the best I have found for mudflaps.

Trace, cut with jigsaw on low speed, drill holes and install.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:42 AM   #1153
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BTW a heat gun will solve the issues you are having. Looks like they are naturally bending inward because of the force that is applied to the inside more than the outside of the flap when mud/racks hit it.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:38 PM   #1154
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Looks like they are naturally bending inward because of the force that is applied to the inside more than the outside of the flap when mud/racks hit it.
That was my initial thought as well; however, I was under the impression that the urethane flaps by design were not prone to any type of warping...

Anyone else ever experience this on their vehicles?
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:38 PM   #1155
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Found a mud flap from an 18-wheeler on the side of the road cut it up and got my paint some protection lol
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:20 AM   #1156
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Those are the thick rubber ones. They sell those @ Freightliner parts as well.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:45 PM   #1157
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:18 PM   #1158
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:51 AM   #1159
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does anyone know where I could purchase a sheet or two of some blue urethane?
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:04 AM   #1160
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does anyone know where I could purchase a sheet or two of some blue urethane?
Tap plastics
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #1161
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When It comes to mud flaps, I prefer functionality as opposed to looks. I bought a set of 2 semi truck flaps and cut them in half to make 4 flaps for my car. 2 - 18x24" semis cost $28 plus hardware from a local store cost $12 making a total of $40 for DURABLE heavy duty rubber flaps with essentially no chance of ripping or breaking.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:20 PM   #1162
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i love my rally armor mud flaps.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:38 PM   #1163
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This freightliner truck is proof my STI mudflaps rule!

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:18 PM   #1164
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I might be ordering a 2012 Impreza Sport Premium 5-door soon. What's your opinion of the Aero Splash Guard option?
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:16 PM   #1165
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #1166
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I might be ordering a 2012 Impreza Sport Premium 5-door soon. What's your opinion of the Aero Splash Guard option?
Splash guards are pretty useless, you're better off getting rally armors. IMHO
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:12 PM   #1167
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Splash guards are pretty useless, you're better off getting rally armors. IMHO
I just looked at pics of Rally Armors online. They're so...flat! What's all the excitement about these mud flaps?

I think I would lean more toward something like this, unless there's a good reason not to:

http://www.brandsport.com/sub-j1010f...l?cmp=fwgs2011
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:43 PM   #1168
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I just looked at pics of Rally Armors online. They're so...flat! What's all the excitement about these mud flaps?

I think I would lean more toward something like this, unless there's a good reason not to:

http://www.brandsport.com/sub-j1010f...l?cmp=fwgs2011
I mean, if you're looking for more looks and less functionality then splash guards are good. I'm running one inch spacers and rally armors and I can count the times when it gets dirty. I'm just personally a fan of the protection they offer.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:04 PM   #1169
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I just looked at pics of Rally Armors online. They're so...flat! What's all the excitement about these mud flaps?

I think I would lean more toward something like this, unless there's a good reason not to:

http://www.brandsport.com/sub-j1010f...l?cmp=fwgs2011
As mentioned, these won't protect as well as the Rally Armor flaps will and they only fit the 2.5i...not the WRX/STI.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:38 PM   #1170
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As mentioned, these won't protect as well as the Rally Armor flaps will and they only fit the 2.5i...not the WRX/STI.
They say they fit 2012 model year, so I assume they would fit the 2012 Impreza Sport Premium 5-door, but I would confirm that before ordering. I was just trying to give you an idea of what I was expecting in a mud flap.

Since Subaru worked so hard at increasing the fuel economy of the 2012 Impreza, it would be interesting to know how much mud flaps increase drag/reduce fuel economy. I know roof rack bars do. I'm assuming that's why Subaru sells the Aero design--as a way of offering some protection without increasing drag.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #1171
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I just looked at pics of Rally Armors online. They're so...flat! What's all the excitement about these mud flaps?
Well, they are mud flaps, which are typically flat.

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I think I would lean more toward something like this, unless there's a good reason not to:

http://www.brandsport.com/sub-j1010f...l?cmp=fwgs2011
The first reason that I would be dubious is that they appear to use the same part for model years 2008 through 2012.

It depends on what you want. I'll use the RallyArmor falp as an example, but there are other flaps out there. The RA flaps extend beyond the body of the car, they hang low, and they are nice and wide, certainly wider than the stock Impreza tires. All of this means that they are good at doing what a mud flap is supposed to do. They catch the dirt, grime, salt, spray, mud, etc that your wheels would otherwise be depositing on the sides and undercarriage of your car and on the front of the car behind you. If you drive over somthing high enough to bump them, then bend around it. Plus, they have a rugged, functional look that a lot of us like.

Think about it. Look at applications where controling road/trail/mud spray is a real concern (trucks, rally cars, etc) and you will see that they all have big, wide, low hanging, flapity flaps.

The guards, on the other hand, flow with the body more, are rigid and don't flap around, are painted the same as the car, and may look more like an integrated piece than an add-on, but because they only cover a small area right behind the wheel and they don't drop very much, they are far less functional at keeping crap coming off the road from getting on your car and on the cars behind you. If you drive over something high enough to bump them, then they break and scratch up the side of your car.

If you are more concerned about aesthetics and don't like the look of the flaps, then the mud guards are fine and they probably are better than nothing at all. If you want something that maximizes protection of your paint, then something like the RA flaps will serve you better.
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I mean, if you're looking for more looks and less functionality then splash guards are good. I'm running one inch spacers and rally armors and I can count the times when it gets dirty. I'm just personally a fan of the protection they offer.
Please explain what the one inch spacers are. Spacers between the mud flaps and the body of the car?
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:50 PM   #1173
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Please explain what the one inch spacers are. Spacers between the mud flaps and the body of the car?
Nah they're wheel spacers. So each wheel is pushed out an inch from the hub. Just a bit further than the fenders, and my mudflaps save the sides of my car much much better than the guards ever would.
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Hey guys i have an 08 hatchback and i bought rally armor flaps not the basics and my left rear one is curling like to the shape of the tire and the right rear is still strait up and down like it should be and i emailed rally armor and they said that my bolts were too tight and to take it off and it will go back flat and its a week later and they wont go back iv even piled stuff on top to try to flatten them any suggestions?
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Hey guys i have an 08 hatchback and i bought rally armor flaps not the basics and my left rear one is curling like to the shape of the tire and the right rear is still strait up and down like it should be and i emailed rally armor and they said that my bolts were too tight and to take it off and it will go back flat and its a week later and they wont go back iv even piled stuff on top to try to flatten them any suggestions?
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