Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by redsectora, Thursday 2nd Apr, 2015.
Can I have peoples thoughts on GENUINE mud flaps please?
Sorry 7th Generation Accord
I presume you mean genuine versus aftermarket ones.
The genuine ones are top quality, fit perfectly and I've never had any problems with them (apart from that listed below)
Years ago I fitted after market mud flaps to my cars. They always took a little longer to fit, but were never as good as genuine ones. They usually were attached differently and could come off.
I had mud flaps on my 7th Generation (CN1) for 10 years. http://hondakarma.com/garage/my-3rd-accord-cn1.63/ and my 5th Generation (CC7) for 9 years.
I wouldn't use anything but genuine ones. If you regularly travel over muddy roads/tracks, then I think they are a necessary evil.
I have not fitted them to my 8th Generation (CU1). Thought I'd try it without this time.
As for having mud flaps or not:
Fit perfectly because they are Honda.
Stops the dirt and mud and therefore,
Quicker to wash the car?
They do erode the paintwork where they rub.
They must have some detrimental effect on MPG, but cannot quantify.
Detract from the clean lines of the car.
Hope that helps.
Thanks appreciate the advice
It all boils down to personal preference in the end.
I take it any screws they come with screw thru the plastic wheel arch liner not the metal of the wheel arch?
As far as I can remember, they are held in with screws that use the existing holes there. I would have gone and looked for you, but I no longer have that car.
@Ichiban is the resident expert on mud flaps
Tin hat time.
@Ichiban loves cars with mudflaps as @SpeedyGee has indicated.
In answer to your question, yes the (OEM) mudflaps attach using existing holes, no new drilling etc required.
I got some OEM mudflaps for the front of the car, had them on for a month and then decided I didnt like them. They are like golddust now if you wish to pick up a spare set.
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