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davidaustin

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Rear guard mud flaps
« on: November 30, 2018, 08:18:50 PM »
I bought a set of rear mud flaps which include a steel support strip for each mud flap.

Where do I fit this strip - over the mud flap or behind the rear guard?

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Re: Rear guard mud flaps
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 09:25:07 PM »
I bought a set of rear mud flaps which include a steel support strip for each mud flap.

Where do I fit this strip - over the mud flap or behind the rear guard?

Thanks.

Depends how you choose to mount the mud flaps. If you mount them behind the rear guards the plate would go behind them so stop the bolts pulling through the rubber and if you mount the mud flap infront of the rear guard then you'd put the plate on the front to again stop the bolts pulling through the rubber.

I think they look better mounted behind the rear guards but to each their own.

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Re: Rear guard mud flaps
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 10:30:57 PM »
If I am understanding Samm's advice correctly, he is saying put the Flaps on the wheel side of the rear mudguard. Sandwich the Flap between the mudguard and the steel strip. Had mine fitted this way (minus the steel flat strip) and the rubber split above the bolt presumably due to vibration etc and I nearly lost them.

Take Samm's advice and sandwich the Flaps to keep them on in my opinion.
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Re: Rear guard mud flaps
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 07:06:23 AM »
Hi,
I personally like to fit them on the inside of the guard, but some people like to fit them on the outside so it doesn’t hold mud flung up.
Either way, the plate sandwiches the rubber.





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Re: Rear guard mud flaps
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 09:02:33 AM »
Thanks, all responses very helpful.

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Re: Rear guard mud flaps
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 02:57:00 PM »
Originally the Flaps were fitted on the outside of the guard, and as pointed out the metal strip is on the outside of the rubber.
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