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Facelift Fitting mud flaps

Mikeso51 Sep 16, 2018

  1. Mikeso51

    Mikeso51 Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback

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    just picked up a late 2016 A3 Sportback 1.4tfsi, and before the winter sets in I’m considering fitting Audi mud-flaps. Can anyone tell me if this involves drilling holes into the bodywork?

    TIA

    Mike
     
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  3. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Most of the drilling is in the wheel arch liner apart from 1 holes that go in the rear bumper in the painted part.
     
  4. Mikeso51

    Mikeso51 Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback

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    Thanks for that. Not too worried about drilling into the wheel arch liner, but drilling into the bumper bothers me.
    What’s the situation on the front flaps?
     
  5. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Fronts go into wheel arch liner area, no bumper or skirt drilling.
    I chickened our fitting mine and got the dealer to do it while it was in for warranty work.
    If they messed it up they fix it, luckily it all went well.
     
  6. Mikeso51

    Mikeso51 Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback

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    Thanks again. Definitely go for the front flaps. Need to think some more about the backs.......

    Mike
     
  7. beepbeep

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    On my 17 FL A3 the rear flaps required a hole to be drilled at the back but it's in the lower part of the plastic bumper - no metal drilling. With the back flaps most of the supplied screws are way too short. They only go into the fixings by one thread.
    Flaps were 8v4 075 101 A
    They don't look too Grangdad

    From a Great Granddad.!!
     
  8. Carefree69

    Carefree69 Well-Known Member

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    I just wash mine when the roads are sh!t.
     
  9. Neil C

    Neil C Active Member Team Brill Red TDi Audi A3 S-line owners group Manual

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    Got the dealer to throw a full set of mudflaps in when I bought my 8V Sportback. When it came to fitting them though, I just couldn't bring myself to attach 4 black plastic bricks to my sleek red car. Why did they have to make them so bulky ?
     
  10. Carefree69

    Carefree69 Well-Known Member

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    What are mud flaps even for anyway? Your car will get grotty whether you have them fitted or not. Chocolate teapot.
     
  11. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Found a lot less **** is getting kicked up the sides of my car and rear bumper as well. Noticed a few chips already on my side skirts and rear bumper just behind the tyre so decided to get them to help. Car has about 1500 miles on it.
     
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  13. Carefree69

    Carefree69 Well-Known Member

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    Really? I’ve never noticed that on any of my cars before and none of them have had mudflaps.
     
  14. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    There’s building works everywhere around here. From muds, stones, rocks and all sorts of **** on the roads. Just coming out my street I hear stuff rattling off my car. Mudflaps have definitely made a difference. Just the amount of dirt on the car and wing mirrors have lessened quite a bit.
     
  15. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    All depends on the roads you drive on. My wife and I do a lot of country road driving and an my old A6 C6 got hammered, the lower sections of the rear bumpers look like they had been shot blasted, and the same with the front of the sills. On my C7 I fitted mud flaps which so far had have taken the brunt of the damage, so fitted them to my wife A3 and they are not that noticeable even with it being a red car

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    Even less when on my A6 with its darker colour
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  16. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    C7 on the front wasn’t too bad for me cause there was a clear film behind the front wheels at the bottom of the wings, would have been good to have the same on s3.
    Rear bumper had to be resprayed under warranty twice cause it kept peeling around the rear arches.
    So to avoid this I got flaps on the s3.
     
  17. Carefree69

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    Yeah fair comment.
     

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