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Old 12-20-2011, 09:34 PM
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Mud Flaps

I wanted to get some opinions on mud flaps on ML's with or without running boards...

Any one had them? Pros - Cons?

Any photos of them on the new ML?
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:05 PM
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I think it would look good with wider rims and tires - anyone have them?
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I have an ML350 on order, and I investigated the mud flaps because I have always had them on my diesel pickups and I drive on gravel roads from time to time. I decided against them for two reasons:

--Cost: $500 for a four-wheel set seems expensive
--The photos show a black section under the rocker panels, which would help hide any rock chips.
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Originally Posted by Shrdlu View Post
I have an ML350 on order, and I investigated the mud flaps because I have always had them on my diesel pickups and I drive on gravel roads from time to time. I decided against them for two reasons:

--Cost: $500 for a four-wheel set seems expensive
--The photos show a black section under the rocker panels, which would help hide any rock chips.

Not too expensive
166-890-00-78 - $113.00
166-890-02-78 - $113.00
Shipping - $13.00
TOTAL $239.00

was the quote i got from mb of bedford
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I have had mud flaps on 3 vehicles since 1999, including my new GLK. The lower body panels stay looking new. Don't leave home without them.
As I recall, they were about the price quoted above including installation. Maybe less. Cheap insurance.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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While i dont like the look if i was kicking up gravel i would get them. If its only mud, dirt, salt or snow, i would go to the car wash more frequently and avoid installing.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:00 PM
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I lost many rear mud flaps during parking maneuvers on snow/ice banks after snow storms. My previous MB mud flaps were fit to the body with clips only to prevent corrosion. When replacing one lost flap you need to buy a set of two. Unless MB improved the fitting procedure you risk leaving some behind when parking on ice banks, unless you are very careful.
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AT 1:33 you can see the front by design is Ok without mudflaps, but it looks like the rear would be where they are most needed.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by 300DTurbo View Post
http://youtu.be/6yxmjHXpBaI

AT 1:33 you can see the front by design is Ok without mudflaps, but it looks like the rear would be where they are most needed.
Glad to know it would do well off road but I will never be that far off..lol
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Has anyone installed these?

I went to the dealer and saw them they don't really give you much in terms of install hardware.

Flaps come with some red tape and 2 plastic retainer clips?



If anyone has a tip/clue on how to get this thing set up please do share!
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:26 PM
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Mud flaps reuse existing pins as well. Rear ones have about 5 per flap, you will need to drill one extra hole. Front ones have 2 clips and reuse about 3 pins. Plus another drill it yourself hole I think. Looks like you'll need to remove the wheels to get a drill in position. It's not difficult, just takes a while. No instructions so this is an educated guess.
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Mud flaps reuse existing pins as well. Rear ones have about 5 per flap, you will need to drill one extra hole. Front ones have 2 clips and reuse about 3 pins. Plus another drill it yourself hole I think. Looks like you'll need to remove the wheels to get a drill in position. It's not difficult, just takes a while. No instructions so this is an educated guess.
how do you remove the pins?
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how do you remove the pins?
I'll update when I get to installing. At this rate it may be a while, given the weather and my laziness. Looks like a thin jewelers screwdriver might pop the inner part of the pin out.
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I installed the rear flaps over the weekend. Took about 5 minutes each flap. The clips have 2 parts. An outer ring which has rivets which holds the clip in place and the inner ring/pin which expands the outer ring. You have to remove the inner pin first. Use a blade or very thin flat head screw driver and also a needle nose pliers. Then remove the outer ring.
I installed the bottom of the flap first since you need to wedged it into the panel. This will hold up the flap when installing the remaining clips.

Note: The rear flaps does not come with or require screws. There is an additional clip hole in the inner most part of the flap. To utilize this hole you will need to drill a hole into the panel (you may need to remove the wheel). I defered and decided not to use that hole.

Hope this helps.
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Originally Posted by ML12NYC View Post
I installed the rear flaps over the weekend. Took about 5 minutes each flap. The clips have 2 parts. An outer ring which has rivets which holds the clip in place and the inner ring/pin which expands the outer ring. You have to remove the inner pin first. Use a blade or very thin flat head screw driver and also a needle nose pliers. Then remove the outer ring.
I installed the bottom of the flap first since you need to wedged it into the panel. This will hold up the flap when installing the remaining clips.

Note: The rear flaps does not come with or require screws. There is an additional clip hole in the inner most part of the flap. To utilize this hole you will need to drill a hole into the panel (you may need to remove the wheel). I defered and decided not to use that hole.

Hope this helps.
thanks i see what you mean. do you have any pics of the front install?
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According to MB website:
http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicl...W4#accessories

It says mud flaps are only $45...?

Wonder if they are avail at MB dealership at that price?
& how much for them to install...
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adhesive on the mudflaps is useless and doesn't stick to the body panels.
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Within two weeks of taking ownership of my ML350BT, I was shocked to find numerous paint chips on the bumper and tailgate panel of the truck. Looking around, it seems that almost all Japanese/Korean SUV/4WDs include mud flaps as standard but not the Europeans', go figure! I also think the large 265/45 R20 tyres are also kicking up way too many stones.

Anyway, I decided to install the mud flaps. Like other posters, it is quite easy but the inner most pop-rivet took the greatest effort. The installation is quite self-evident once you have received the mud flaps.

Tools required:
Small Flat head screwdriver
2-2.5mm drill for pilot hole
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1. Locate the plastic rivets in the wheel arch and remove them with the small flat head screw driver. The outer ring easily lift away once the middle pin is lifted. There should be 3 rivets for front wheel and 4 for rear wheel (one is underneath), use the holes in the mud flaps to locate all the plastic rivets that need removal.
2. Clean the painted fender panels, then take off the double sided adhesive backing which is prepositioned on the mud flap. Position the mud flap by re-inserting the rivets back and then apply pressure on the adhesive to get a seamless finish against the fender panel.
3. The front flaps uses two additional metal clips to hold the flap, but make sure the backwards barbs is on the same side as the rubber.
4. Line up the flaps against the wheel arch plastic moulding and drill a 2 or 2.5mm pilot hole. Once you are satisfied with the positioning, drill the final hole with the 4.5mm drill bit. It is plastic and take few seconds. However, either the wheel has to be removed or it needs to be turned to make room. I turn hard right for left wheel and vice versa. The screw is installed using a T20/IP15 star shape bit.
5. The inner most rivet for the rear wheel is installed the same way, except you need a larger hole, from memory, I used the 5mm drill bit. The tyres has to be removed first.

It took a few hours to do this, once all the tools are gathered, the longest time was spent taking and putting the wheel on. Local MB dealer wants to charge me A$660 for the set of 4 flaps, excluding fitting. I got mine on ebay for A$260 (US$210+freight), including shipping from US. Thanks ebay and thanks USA.
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How about some pictures from a distance to show what the finished product looks like. May just want to put these on my ML350 BT. Don't have running boards, so front and rear would make sense.
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How about some pictures from a distance to show what the finished product looks like. May just want to put these on my ML350 BT. Don't have running boards, so front and rear would make sense.
I would very much like to see photos of the finished install, from different angles as well. I didn't even know these things were available from MB. Thanks mate.
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I have them on my '13. Because they are a bit rigid you have to be careful when off roading or backing in deep wet snow as they can break. Other than that I think they look good and do help prevent rock chips on the underside.
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I would very much like to see photos of the finished install, from different angles as well. I didn't even know these things were available from MB. Thanks mate.
Ok, I am posting more photos, but honestly, it is just mud flaps, they do the job and imo, looks good on my family wagon. Please forgive as I don't have time to take artistic photos, here are a few quick grabs. Sorry about the lens flare, the morning light here is really contrasty.
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Ok, I am posting more photos, but honestly, it is just mud flaps, they do the job and imo, looks good on my family wagon. Please forgive as I don't have time to take artistic photos, here are a few quick grabs. Sorry about the lens flare, the morning light here is really contrasty.
Just what I wanted to see. They look great. Thanks very much!
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Mud flaps for 2015 ML350BT with AMG sport pkg

Will either or both sets of these mud flaps fit on the AMG sport pkg lower body kit? We have the running boards on ours too. Looks like the front would not be a problem but not sure of the rear. Any other source of mud flaps that would fit??
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