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S3 Mud flaps?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by dares_uk, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. dares_uk
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    ive decided i wonna get some mud flaps for my 1999 S3,
    as im fed up of it being filthy 1 days after cleaning it, :p

    Do audi do OEM parts for this?

    or any suggestions.

    thanks
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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Me 2, if you find some that fit let me know, the S3 back end is a right b*tch for getting flick marks.
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    i seem to remember the A3 rears fitted the S3 fronts....or other way around, search and you'll find im sure
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    Search dont work :)
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    You need to buy the A3 rears - they fit front and back.

    The back ones are pretty much a straight fit and the profile matches the bumper. They just drill into the rear wheelarch liner.

    Fitting A3 rears to the front is a bit more difficult as you can only drill one hole into the arch liner. To mount the top, you either need to drill into the wheelarch (not a good idea), or what I did was make some tiny G clamps to hold the mudflap against the lip of the wheelarch. To do that I bought some U shaped aluminium profile from B&Q - approx 2cm by 2cm. Cut a 2cm length, drilled a hole in one of the uprights of the U, cut a thread in it with a tap, then fitted a small grub screw. Hey presto, a tiny G clamp that I put behind the lip on the wing and then screwed the grub screw into the mudguard. Mine have held for about 3 years. I can take some piccies if you want but it will be a while as I won't be home in daylight for a couple of weeks.
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    fifteen notes, gotta be worth a go see how they look, not sure if they would suit the s3 but i would like to be proven wrong :)
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    HEre are a couple of shots I've got already:

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    THey aren't specific shots of the mudflaps, but you can see them.
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    oooh i bet they have hit a few curbs/speed bumps
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    Yep, the front ones hit speedbumps. It acts as a useful reminder as I'd rather scrape the front mudflaps than the rear diff
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    I've got these, they're not a 100% fit without a bit of forcing or warm them up first.

    Mine scrape too, it sounds awful and everyone stares at you lol.
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