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Old 11-17-2004, 03:59 PM   #1
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I splurged and got a set of the Prodrive rally flaps. The install went smoothly on everything except for a U-shaped bracket for the rear flaps. It's supposed to somehow connect to one of the factory holes, but after the other fixings were placed, there doesn't seem to be a place within reach to bolt down the bracket. For the time being, I reversed the position of the bracket and temporarily hooked it around the metal wheel liner. Anyone have any ideas on where I went wrong?

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Old 11-17-2004, 06:37 PM   #2
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foam insulation maybe to fill the void

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Old 11-18-2004, 11:21 AM   #3
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were there installation instructions along with the mud flaps?

i'll take a look at a copy of these instructions. maybe i can help, although i've never done this install
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Old 11-18-2004, 01:15 PM   #4
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It looks like if you shift the bracket over one hole it will line up with the factory hole that currently has the plastic push clip in it. Just a thought.
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good idea... I'll give that a try.
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Old 12-03-2004, 04:43 PM   #6
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On the U you are supposed to pop out the rivet so It can go through.
Mine didn't work like that so I didn't use them.I used the factory hardware for the rear lip and that is all that is holding mine on..but they never move.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:34 AM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions folks. It turns out that these flaps are just too wide for the wagon. I confirmed the width difference with my coworker's 2005 2.5 RS. The distance between the pop-rivet (where the U-bracket connects) and the bottom hole in the bumper cover is 7 1/4" in the sedan and only 6" in the wagon. The only way to get these flaps to fit would be to chop off about an inch off the inside of the flaps, cut an inch off the metal brace and drill additional holes in the brace and the flaps. I wasn't expecting this when I paid $250 for a set of flaps that was advertised as fitting my vehicle.


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