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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:22 pm 
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I lowered the BA last weekend to aprox 10mm lower than the GT height.
but..... now I am having a few problems with hitting the mudflaps on big bumps a 100km/h+, the problem isn't the shocks being too soft, but just the actual size of the mudflaps.
Do the GT's use different ones, or do they suffer from this problem too?
I am just concerned that the skirts may be ripped form the car if I hit them too hard.
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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:24 pm 
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Just take em off, would look better without them. and the quicker u take them off, the less paint damage there will be from them rubbing on paint
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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:31 pm 
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the only problem is that i do so many kms & on the EL that it had it ended up with so many stone chips behind the wheels. besides , if they were a little smaller it actually looks quite good with them on there, i'm not a big fan of mudflaps myself but they just look 'in place'

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:50 pm 
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CUT THE FLAPS!

make a template of the flap

move the template up 10mm or so and cut it away!

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:38 am 
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yeh, i trimmed mine, mainly cause i snapped the left on on a drive way, so i trimmed the other one to match

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:39 am 
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I had this problem too, I drive on alot of bad roads, so I just cut mine, not genuine ford flaps tho..

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:56 pm 
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You'll eventually rub the paint off under the flaps if you keep scraping them, which will cause rust.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:05 pm 
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Sturmovik wrote:
You'll eventually rub the paint off under the flaps if you keep scraping them, which will cause rust.

Yep, my EL XR rusted this way..
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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:47 pm 
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YTMONT wrote:
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You'll eventually rub the paint off under the flaps if you keep scraping them, which will cause rust.

Yep, my EL XR rusted this way..


got the same problem wit mine... the flaps rub and cut into the paintwork all the way till its on metal then water gets trapped bahind them and starts rust
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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:40 pm 
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a bit of double sided tape between the surfaces usually sorts that out, providing there is no exposed metal, otherwise it will hold water

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:23 pm 
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Do you have the mud spats kenny? I cant remember when i saw your car. As i think the mud spats were an option. As they are really slim lined and small.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:08 pm 
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Do you have the mud spats kenny? I cant remember when i saw your car. As i think the mud spats were an option. As they are really slim lined and small.

yeah, I just had a look at them earlier and noticed how small they are, I don't think trimming them is an option so maybe I will have to sacrafice that little bit of comfort, or get bigger wheels hmmm she'd look pretty nice with a set of 20" chomies

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:18 pm 
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yer just cut them back

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:55 pm 
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yer just cut them back


From what i know the mud spats are plastic not rubber like previous models. Cant remember exactly, but then again they are moulded, so cutting them would most likely look pretty s**t.

 

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mine are cut, and yes their moulded, doesnt look too bad.

can i be bothered to go get a photo? :|

 

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