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Old 02-16-2001, 06:11 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Mudflaps + frostheaves = Crunch!

Everytime I pass over a frost heave here in sub-Arctic temp. Vermont, my front mudflaps (STi) grind, making a horrible crunching sound. Maybe in the spring I'll take them off and remove an inch from the bottoms.

Anyone else experience this? (Don't get me started on one winter and a rustbucket non-stainless Stromung...)

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Old 02-16-2001, 11:42 AM   #2
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Hm. Not to be rude, but do ya think there's a reason they offer a stainless version? It may cost more, but it's certainly cheaper than buying two of the mild steel ones. I'm pretty sure the mild steel ones are targeted at environments that don't see a lot of rain/snow. And people living in areas that use salt on the roads should really stay away.
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Old 02-16-2001, 01:42 PM   #3
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Boy Ed, that sucks. I had my stainless on for a couple months of the worst Chicago has to offer, including salt measured by the pound per square inch.

I just took it off to send back to Stromung so that they could lengthen the tip (for a Legacy GT wagon). Some Windex and a soft cloth, and it looks like new. The brushed stainless is nice.

Have you talked to Stromung? They seem really cool about their product, and finding out about how it does and doesn't work.

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Old 02-16-2001, 01:58 PM   #4
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I've got a stromung SS dual tip, and this is its second winter and it is holding up beatifully. Can't wait to get the mid pipe on there (also SS, of course). Just can't get enough of the way it sounds. And you really should talk to the people at stromung, they are really interested in feedback, both good and bad. Besides, its only gonna suck a couple of minutes out of your life and you'll fell all warm and fuzzy after
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Old 02-17-2001, 12:44 AM   #5
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That's absolutely true. Should the tips peel apart layers and fall off after 6 weeks of winter? Granted the stainless would have been a better choice, but I drive <800 miles per month, and wash the car frequently. I didn't expect this!

No more Stromung, back to stock, or STi...
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