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JeffRoo
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Mud flaps

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Hi all, been thinking about fitting some mud flaps to my ir Caravelle, but are they worth it, or just another trap for corrosion?
Appreciate any thoughts/ experiences
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I have had my van for 8 or 9 years. It had mud-flaps already fitted when I got it. I have not suffered from corrosion around their fitting points.
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Got mudflaps fitted (the jk ones - it's from a time before I knew about brickwerks, but they work very well & keeps crud away from behind the wheel arches which has to be a good thing).

Will be fitting the rubber inner wheel arch liners when funds allow (after the sills are sorted :D

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hightop ratty wrote:Got mudflaps fitted (the jk ones - it's from a time before I knew about brickwerks, but they work very well & keeps crud away from behind the wheel arches which has to be a good thing).
The South African JK ones are better they actually protect your bodywork from gravel rash on the wheel arch edge.
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bigherb wrote:
hightop ratty wrote:Got mudflaps fitted (the jk ones - it's from a time before I knew about brickwerks, but they work very well & keeps crud away from behind the wheel arches which has to be a good thing).
The South African JK ones are better they actually protect your bodywork from gravel rash on the wheel arch edge.

Cheers Big herb - something of quality that jk supply (I must have been lucky :lol:
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GoWesty & VW Heritage sell the SA ones too, if you can’t bring yourself to buying from JK! ;)

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I get the scrape too, but they’ve lasted well and look good on the arches.

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I have the hard plastic ones.. I like em.. Cheaper also

Took them off when I rollered the van, cant get them on again now as the fixings have rusted and wrecked.. any ideas anyone. Glue maybe??

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