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Old 01-11-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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Since the rallyarmor mud flaps for the Impreza 2012 is $140, I decide to order the universal mud flaps from rallyarmor and modify it to fit. These are $16, not as thick as the one that sells for $140, but should do the job. Does anyone know is there any kind of template available to cut it to fit.

http://www.rallyarmor.com/store/univ...fe787a0bb707ff

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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The instructions for the installation of the expensive Rally Armor flaps are on their website. You can see the mounting points. You shouldn't need to cut anything to fit, there's plenty of room in the wheel well.

I don't know what if any mounting hardware you have, but you may need to make some brackets.
As far as the instructions for the $140 flaps goes,
There are 3 points on the wheel well in the front for the outer mount points, and 1 point underneath that a bracket links to for the inner mount point.
Also in the rear, there are 2 points on the wheel well for the outer mount points, and 1 point underneath with a bracket.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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Since the rallyarmor mud flaps for the Impreza 2012 is $140, I decide to order the universal mud flaps from rallyarmor and modify it to fit. These are $16, not as thick as the one that sells for $140, but should do the job. Does anyone know is there any kind of template available to cut it to fit.

http://www.rallyarmor.com/store/univ...fe787a0bb707ff

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i like my 140.00 flaps, they are actually flexible enough that if i hit something i am not afraid of them tearing out/cracking plastic. the cheapies you linked to are plastic of some type and i would be afraid of everything i just posted.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:28 PM   #5
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I've been meaning to buy a set, make templates, and return the unused set. Time and money havent been permitting. Sorry. I do intend to do it. Just don't have the time these days.
Someone needs to make templates. The materials to make the flaps would be cheap. And the Fastenal guy can get me whatever fasteners I want.
I really want/need some flaps though.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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I have the $140 Rally Armor flaps, and after installing them, its really not complicated to be able to make your own. There isn't much to template.

Inside the wheel well, there are plastic screw tabs holding the wheel well liner to the car. Get a large piece of paper or cardboard. Place it in your wheel well how you would like your mudflap to sit. Mark the points where the plastic screw tab fasteners are for your outer mounting points.

The inner part of the flap is mounted to a bracket that attaches to the car at another one of those plastic screw tab fastener points on the underside of the car right behind the wheel well. This bracket reaches from there to the inner portion of the wheel well.

Now you have your template on you piece of paper. Copy this to mud flap material. Cut off excess where it is not needed inside of the wheel well.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:35 PM   #7
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Buy autozone mudflaps, add rally armor decals
http://www.rallyarmor.com/store/rall...9f17eeccdab37f

cheaper and better quality then the plastic RA flaps
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:42 PM   #8
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or flapatax, 1/3 the cost, includes mounting hardware.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:41 PM   #9
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or flapatax, 1/3 the cost, includes mounting hardware.
What set of Flapatax are you running? I havent seen anything posted on their site that fits our year...
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:16 AM   #10
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What set of Flapatax are you running? I havent seen anything posted on their site that fits our year...
Messaged them on eBay and they said once test users report back on how their products fit, they'll officially support 2012/13.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:12 AM   #11
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I got the simplified Flapatax for under $60. They are very thick and stiff urethane. They are not nice and shiny like the Rallyarmor, and the logo is a sticker you can apply if you wish.

They were marked but not drilled, but the holes he marked for the rear flaps were absolutely correct. The mounting hardware is a set of bolts with washers, rubber seals, and U-nut clips. I think the U-nut clip is how subaru mounts their OEM versions, but am not sure. Rallyarmor supplies a stainless steel bracket that is very nice from what I could see online.

Pumpkyn (that's his ID here, he is the ebay dealer and creator of Flapatax) did run out of the correct U-nuts so the ones supplied to me were no good (bolts instead of machine screws were supplied and they could not tap the U-nuts) -- so I only installed the rears for now -- however he is sending the correct U-nuts to me and will supply the correct kit for future orders. I also think he will drill the holes once we confirm for him that his placement is correct, though drilling urethane yourself isn't too big of a deal.

Is the U-nut mounting system as good as the Rallyarmor bracket? No, but they seem like they will hold the flap in place fine.

I am satisfied with the Flapatax. They are for protection of the paint, and I personally think all flaps are just a little bit fugly. These seem to be the right size for my taste and do the job they are designed to do for a fair price. The Subaru "Aero" mud guards that would have fit my Sport are style over function, and much more expensive (even more than the Rallyarmor). These offer much more protection.

By the way anyone who thinks of ordering a set from Rallyarmor or Flapatax, stealing the pattern to cut your own, and then returning them and/or then making additional ones from someone elses pattern to sell to others is 1) cheap, 2) a thief and 3) a scumbag.

If you want to make your own use cardboard to design what you want and don't steal from others. Some people use IKEA cutting boards and trim them to the shape they like, or use a single big rig rubber flap and trim it. I think it is a lot easier to just buy them from someone who already did all the work for you, though for me the $150+ Rallyarmor was more than I was willing to spend to fuglify my car. The Flapatax were the right decision for me.

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by the way the black plastidip on my wheels is holding up fine this winter...






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