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Old 02-24-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
Navendra94
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Default Mudflap Question

Sorry guys, I didn't want to post a new topic about this but I couldn't find an answer to this. I have DRT mudflaps on my 2012 WRX Hatch and my rear passenger side one got ripped off... it got caught in some icy snow and I was reversing. I was wondering if I could just remove the other rear one and run the front mudflaps alone rather than fixing and re-installing the one that fell off. It's a lot easier to just remove a mudflap than it is to bend a bracket back into shape and re-install one. I mean, isn't it the front ones that really do the most protection from your paint?


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Do you NEED mudflaps on the rear of your car or are front mudflaps the only ones you really need for protection?


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Old 02-24-2013, 12:22 AM   #2
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Please tell me you're attempting to troll...

If not, I'm not going to answer this, but rather pose some questions for you to think about.

Where do you do most of your driving? on the streets or offroad? (yes, I know it's winter, but still)
How long are you going to be without the rear mudflaps? I'm assuming you're going to reorder to replace the rear.
How often do you go sideways?
How much does a 50/50 weight balance matter to you?
Have you talked with your tuner about the difference this is going to make on your car?

Dude, they're mudflaps. Do whatever you want.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:29 AM   #3
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Lol Loyale... I was waiting for your post to lighten my mood. My tuner says I need to heatcoat my mudflaps and get the car dyno'd. And nah I won't be replacing it, just a little bend in the bracket is needed. I think I'll just run the front I guess, I was just wondering if it made a difference or not. Anything I can do to help Subaru's paint, that chips when you sneeze near it, last a tad bit longer is what I'm going for.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:40 AM   #4
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Plastidip your rear quarters. Then Rhinoline that.

Then buy a truck instead and start trailering your car everywhere so it doesn't get a wittle baby dent in it. Not you, but it surprises me so much that people get all bunged up over a couple chips in the exterior coat of paint. Cars, especially these ones, are meant to be driven, and driven hard.

I pull my XV straight up onto/into snow banks as much as possible. The car is less than 6 months old and looks like it's been in a war zone.

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