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      11-08-2017 09:09 AM #1
      WRX drivers, here's your chance. I see this everywhere. Why are you bolting over-sized, 18-wheeler mudflaps on your vehicles? Is this simply "paying tribute" to the history of the Impreza WRX/WRC? I find this trend the equivalent of the late 90s/early 2000s and Civics bolting shopping cart wings on their cars. Please help me better understand the practicality since I have yet to see one WRX/STI covered in mud.
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    3. 11-08-2017 09:12 AM #2
      They're not THAT big lol. I see them on FiST's, FoST's, WRX's, Lancers, BRZ's around here. They work great on dirt and snow hence their popularity around here.

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      11-08-2017 09:14 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      They're not THAT big lol. I see them on FiST's, FoST's, WRX's, Lancers, BRZ's around here. They work great on dirt and snow hence their popularity around here.
      They're big. I especially like when they select hot pink or fire engine red. I owned a bugeye back in the day, and I didn't see this trend.

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      11-08-2017 09:16 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Xymox View Post
      WRX drivers, here's your chance. I see this everywhere. Why are you bolting over-sized, 18-wheeler mudflaps on your vehicles? Is this simply "paying tribute" to the history of the Impreza WRX/WRC? I find this trend the equivalent of the late 90s/early 2000s and Civics bolting shopping cart wings on their cars. Please help me better understand the practicality since I have yet to see one WRX/STI covered in mud.
      It's just what the trend is these days--and I totally feel the same way. At the very least, you don't need flaps that large. As Rob said, it's now WRXs/STIs/FoRS/FoST/FiST.
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      11-08-2017 09:17 AM #5
      Wait.....every single car mod is supposed to be 100% practical????

      Better go tell the camber crowd, donks, bro-dozer, Cali-lean, big wing, fart can, hood scoop, lambo door, chrome trim, bagged suspension...ok I’m tired.

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      11-08-2017 09:18 AM #6
      why are the majority of jeeps lifted when they will never see anything less paved than maybe a gravel driveway? why do Harley riders put loud pipes on their bikes? why is the earth flat? how do magnets work?

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    8. 11-08-2017 09:21 AM #7
      rock chips look better than that mud flap trash

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      11-08-2017 09:21 AM #8
      I've had 2 WRXs, a 2011 hatch and a 2016 sedan, both with mudflaps of course. Here's how I see it: mudflaps are very effective at protecting your paint from all of the crap that flies off your tires, but aren't always the coolest thing to add to your car. The WRX's rally car heritage (i know a production WRX isn't a rally car) has made it cool to have flaps, so it's now acceptable to protect your paint.

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      11-08-2017 09:22 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by sirswank! View Post
      why are the majority of jeeps lifted when they will never see anything less paved than maybe a gravel driveway? why do Harley riders put loud pipes on their bikes? why is the earth flat? how do magnets work?

      some things will never be answered.
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      11-08-2017 09:22 AM #10
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      11-08-2017 09:24 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by g34343greg View Post
      I've had 2 WRXs, a 2011 hatch and a 2016 sedan, both with mudflaps of course. Here's how I see it: mudflaps are very effective at protecting your paint from all of the crap that flies off your tires, but aren't always the coolest thing to add to your car. The WRX's rally car heritage (i know a production WRX isn't a rally car) has made it cool to have flaps, so it's now acceptable to protect your paint.
      How often were you ripping around in the mud and kicking up rocks and bugs and things?

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      11-08-2017 09:25 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by g34343greg View Post
      I've had 2 WRXs, a 2011 hatch and a 2016 sedan, both with mudflaps of course. Here's how I see it: mudflaps are very effective at protecting your paint from all of the crap that flies off your tires, but aren't always the coolest thing to add to your car. The WRX's rally car heritage (i know a production WRX isn't a rally car) has made it cool to have flaps, so it's now acceptable to protect your paint.
      There's a difference between what's necessary:


      And what's trendy (and yes, those are IKEA cutting boards):
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      11-08-2017 09:26 AM #13
      These are like a light bar for a pickup. It's not hurting anyone. And it makes you feel cooler when you slap on your meaty snows.

      I had a set for my GR hatch. The passenger rear curled. I hated looking at that, so no more.

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      11-08-2017 09:26 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by cournot View Post
      There's a difference between what's necessary:
      100% practical vs what I see everyday. IKEA cutting boards? Surely you jest.

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      11-08-2017 09:38 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Xymox View Post
      WRX drivers, here's your chance. I see this everywhere. Why are you bolting over-sized, 18-wheeler mudflaps on your vehicles? Is this simply "paying tribute" to the history of the Impreza WRX/WRC? I find this trend the equivalent of the late 90s/early 2000s and Civics bolting shopping cart wings on their cars. Please help me better understand the practicality since I have yet to see one WRX/STI covered in mud.
      You're trolling the wrong forum, you meant to troll here:

      http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/content/

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      11-08-2017 09:39 AM #16
      I dig this trend, I want to get an 01 3.0 jaguar x-type, lower it an inch and put big ass mudflaps on them. THE RALLY JAG
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      11-08-2017 09:41 AM #17


      They sell them on performance websites so I think you just need to know more about how a rally car works.

      This could be a fun thread though. I want to see the most ridiculous mud flaps on the most mundane cars.

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      11-08-2017 09:43 AM #18
      I know this car just rocks the dirt stages like no ones business as well.


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      11-08-2017 09:49 AM #19
      Eh, they're not that big, and they are, ya know, functional in terms of protecting the paint (and this is Subaru paint we're talking about... can't be too careful).


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      11-08-2017 09:51 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by SLC_Punker View Post
      Eh, they're not that big, and they are, ya know, functional in terms of protecting the paint (and this is Subaru paint we're talking about... can't be too careful).
      But why is it it (mostly) you guys interested in protecting your paint with trucker mud flaps? Surely other makes like Audi and BMW owners, etc.. would worry about this just as much, if not more.

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      11-08-2017 09:53 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Power5 View Post
      This could be a fun thread though. I want to see the most ridiculous mud flaps on the most mundane cars.


      Mudflaps attached to OE splashguards. Mmmmmm.
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      11-08-2017 09:56 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Xymox View Post
      How often were you ripping around in the mud and kicking up rocks and bugs and things?
      I dunno about your side of the state, but they lay down the salt pretty heavy around here.

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      11-08-2017 09:56 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by cournot View Post
      Mudflaps attached to OE splashguards. Mmmmmm.
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      11-08-2017 09:57 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Xymox View Post
      But why is it it (mostly) you guys interested in protecting your paint with trucker mud flaps? Surely other makes like Audi and BMW owners, etc.. would worry about this just as much, if not more.
      Audis are very concerned as well.


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