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    Default How effective are the mud flaps?

    I live in the country. The only form of clay I see is usually plastered down the side of my car.

    Do the moulded mud flaps actually reduce side 'splatter' from the wheels much, or are they more of a fashion thing ?

    Yes, I could fit some proper ' Hannu Mikola ' lumps of rubber, but I'd prefer not to.

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    I think what they really do good for is to protect the paint work from stone chipping below the door trims, if you're driving on muddy roads I'd recommend the black plastic rally-versions of mud flaps

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    The genuine VX shaped mudflaps are not that effective at keeping mud and crap off your car, as they simply are not big enough to be very effective.

    I had some fitted by the dealer when I bought my Vec-c brand new, because I thought they would help to keep the mud etc. from going up the front of our caravan which we occasionally towed. The van used to get splattered and covered with crap so IMO they were not that effective, just not large enough.

    Also worth mentioning is, unless you place some tape down where the mupflaps fit, you will probably find they mark the paint slightly underneath the mudflap, which is no problem if you leave them on of course, but thought I'd mention it.

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    some peeps on here have fitted the astra h rubber flexable ones i think, see a thread with a pic the other day, might be better for what you need, looked good too

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    All the standard flaps do is collect mud between them and the arches. They're not a great job at all.

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