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MUD FLAPS ISSUE

Discussion in 'Fiat OEM Spares & Accessories' started by vinz, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. binu

    binu Timido

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    How about these from the FIAT genuine accessory list?

    http://www.fiat-india.com/accessories-images/mudflap_P.jpg

    Fiat India

    Somebody mentioned they got this mudflap fitted after the dealer fitted ones fell off.
    Anyone fitted these to their Punto? Do you recommend it? I haven't fitted the mudflap originally, cleaning is an issue but I did not like the dealer fitted one.
  2. bsrej

    bsrej Amatore

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    Chennai
    Linea T-Jet
    I am facing a different issue here. Since the wheels of T Jet are a bit wider (205), when ever I drive through mud or slush it is getting sprayed on to the doors and windows. I need a wider mud flap, which I checked with Ramkay and found that they don't have it.

    Any suggestions ?
  3. aruncep

    aruncep Amatore

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    Same is the case with 195 width tires also. Last Saturday did my first service in Ramkay Fiat and before I reached home it was fully muddy.. Looks like we got to live with it..
  4. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto

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    I havent had any such issues in my Punto with 195/60 width tyres. I have got those rubber thingy mud flaps and they have served their purpose during the monsoons atleast.

    @bsrej, aruncep - Do you have the plastic moulded mud flaps in your cars?
  5. aruncep

    aruncep Amatore

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  6. bsrej

    bsrej Amatore

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    Linea T-Jet
    Same for me, i have this plastic moulded mudflaps which Ramkay gave free.

    @ghodlur, what is the rubber flap that you have ? Where did you bought it from ?

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  7. DRIV3R

    DRIV3R Esperto

    Sreejith, the rubber ones are which Fiat provided until mid 2012. They looked uglier but did a great job in prevention splashes.
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  8. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto

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    +1 to that. I was contemplating the replacemebt of the rubber mud flaps with the PVC moulded ones but looks like I will have to wait further before taking a call on that. The Moulded ones look sleek whereas the rubber ones are practical. Alternative is to use the rubber ones for monsoons and the PVC ones for the rest of the year.;)
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  9. sreedhara_bj

    sreedhara_bj Amatore

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    Better not to go with moulded ones. Recently I upgraded so called ugly but practical mudflaps (which were in great condition even after 3.5 years) to newer moulded ones. But forget rains, even on dry days, these cow dungs on road get splashed all over the front and back doors if we are not able to negotiate them. Now i'm planing to replace front side to older rubber pads (they are in really good shape) and keep the backside to moulded. It will look ugly I know, but it serves the purpose. Only drawback in older ones is the sound which it makes while negotiating road humps.
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  10. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto

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    Thanks for sharing your experience, but what sound are you talking about? U mean the rubber flaps brush the speed breakers?

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