best after market mudflaps?

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timrosser
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best after market mudflaps?

Post by timrosser » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:17 pm

Just about to take the 480 to the bodyshop next week, I'm thinking some mudflaps could protect the bodywork & sills, have any of you got any views on which are best? IE stop filth & not trapping water!

Thanks in advance!

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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by jifflemon » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:15 pm

I've never found anything, on any car, that's better than factory ones.

Yes, I know its not the answer your looking for!

For protection of sills (which tend to rot from the inside out) I'm a huge Bilt Hamber fan;

DYNAX S50 for the insides of cavities

DYNAX-UB for the outer facing stuff like wheel arches

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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by timrosser » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:38 am

Yes Bilt Hamber is awesome, you effectively need to line the inside of the panel as it spends a lot of its life under water- think I'm going to epoxy mastic my next ones!

Do you have any tips on factory flaps then Jif? Just wait for some to come up?

Best

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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by jifflemon » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:58 am

I've not seen a set of flaps come up in my eBay search in, forever.

I'm guessing they've another part joining the ranks of unobtainium!

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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by Werrington1 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:10 pm

I should have my set of the car next weekend and will be on eBay.

All look to be good condition, but need to be removed first.

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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by Alan 480 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:14 pm

I've got 'CANNON' heavy duty 'generics' on rear and 440 ones on the front, the front ones don't look too bad but fitting screws don't line up but a couple of M4 or M5 SS bolts works wonders :wink:
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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by jifflemon » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:50 am

there's a set popped up on eBay

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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by frenchfries » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:08 pm

jifflemon wrote:there's a set popped up on eBay
I know I am watching it :dispute:

If it is Werrington1 might be worth asking him is he kept the screws :)
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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by gebrad » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:06 am

I got mine from Amazon. They are universal fit mudflaps.

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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by frenchfries » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:41 am

gebrad wrote:I got mine from Amazon. They are universal fit mudflaps.
How do they look?
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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by Gmac34 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:47 pm

I bought these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sportflaps-Mu ... Sw3ydVy4oF

with the "Volvo" writing for the back and without for the front.

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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by frenchfries » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:55 pm

Oh

Easy to install?
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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by balto8 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:27 am

Just got me a set. Can't be too hard to install, compared to a CC....
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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by Gmac34 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:13 am

balto8 wrote:Just got me a set. Can't be too hard to install, compared to a CC....
You have to drill your own holes on the flaps, and it is a little bit tricky, start from the top one and maybe ask a friend to check from a distance if the "Volvo" writing is parallel to the car.

in the back you will need to replace the original screws with longer ones while in the front you will have to replace the three plastic clip with u clips, like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/SPEAKER-fixtur ... B00LPKTZM8

(all is reversible and no holes have to be drilled in the car)

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Re: best after market mudflaps?

Post by gebrad » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:28 am

I also have generic ones that I got on ebay. So far, I have no complaints about their quality.

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