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Old 12-17-2015, 12:37 PM
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I just can't keep my car clean, I would love to have them on my car,
Here in Florida with the rain showers the water puddles are everywhere.
Has anybody installed mud flaps on their C63.
Does MB sells a set for the AMG
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:00 PM
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FF. W212 E63 M156 non-pano 18" P2 ParkT NightV (gone but will be missed).
The main problem is mud flaps just don't look right on this type of cars--unlike Evo or STI. If you don't mind the odd combination, Rally Armor would provide the best protection. Too bad they don't try to make one for cars like this.
http://www.rallyarmor.com/index.php?...1a729d5c0ef379
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The regular w205 sedan forum has a few options if you search for 'mud flaps'.


Here's one:


https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w...?highlight=mud




Originally Posted by Pepito View Post
I just can't keep my car clean, I would love to have them on my car,
Here in Florida with the rain showers the water puddles are everywhere.
Has anybody installed mud flaps on their C63.
Does MB sells a set for the AMG
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:21 PM
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Thanks Jim for the link.
I had a 2005 WRX STI and I had mud flaps on it, it made a big difference of keeping the car clean, like Otakki said it looks good on a STI.
I think they dont look right on the C63 but For me I prefer looking at a clean car with flaps than a dirty car with out.
Will order and post photos.
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... For me I prefer looking at a clean car with flaps than a dirty car with out.
Will order and post photos.
This could be a wise man's quote. Agreed 100%.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:02 AM
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I installed small splash guards that I made from Universal splash guards which I purchased at an auto parts store. I do this for all of my cars. I posted a photo a couple months ago under splash guards title.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:09 AM
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I had flaps/splash guards on several cars many years ago, but I took them off once I realized just how much wind noise they caused.


I guess it is all a matter of one's priorities. Back then, I just took the car to the paint shop every spring and had any damaged panels re-sprayed. But that was long enough ago that the paints were solvent-based single stage lacquers which could easily be spot painted and blended - not at all like today's water-based clear-coat finishes.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:16 AM
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That's what I am talking about, just a touch of protection,maybe I will make then out of carbon fiber....
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That's what I am talking about, just a touch of protection,maybe I will make then out of carbon fiber....
Naw yer talken'. Carbon mud flaps will not be ripped on by no body.
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I remember seeing that post back in September. Actually looking pretty good--simple and effective. I've made similar before using universal flaps on another car. The only thing I wonder about is if they affect the Cd (coefficient of drag) for the car. Did you just drill the holes over the oem fender hole locations and secure them with oem bolts/clips in the fender? Have you had any problems with them since September?

Personally, I don't mind that area getting dirty quicky; I mind mostly the chips from rocks and debris and the eventual rust. I'm not a fan of mudflap with the back side molded to the car body because it usually traps dirt and moisture and can lead to rust at that location.
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Can you describe or post pictures of how you fastened those? Thanks


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These are the ones made of stainless steel and carbon fiber.
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[QUOTE=otakki;6648593]I remember seeing that post back in September. Actually looking pretty good--simple and effective. I've made similar before using universal flaps on another car. The only thing I wonder about is if they affect the Cd (coefficient of drag) for the car. Did you just drill the holes over the oem fender hole locations and secure them with oem bolts/clips in the fender? Have you had any problems with them since September?

It is a simple process - I just use 1 inch (25 mm) long black screws - three for each splash guard. I have done this to about 20 cars and have never had any problem. Here is the process

1) Buy small size universal splash guards at an auto supply store - They are made of vinyl or similar material.

2) For the fronts, you do not have to remove the wheels - just turn the steering wheel to the left of right to make room to work. For the rears you have to remove the wheels.

3) Place the guard (which is simply a flexible flat piece in the shape of a guard) against the wheel well and decide where you want it. You can make the amount of exposure as little or much as you want. Consider the path of a pebble flying of the tire to guide you.

4) While holding the guard where you want it, drill a pilot hole through the guard and into the wheel well. Insert a screw and screw it in. The screw holds into the the wheel well liner. Generally I find that three screws per guard is sufficient. There is very little stress so you don't need anything fancier to secure the guard.

5) Done
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