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ditch them. much cleaner look imo
 

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四世
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I love the mudguards. In fact, when I put on the rest of my lip (whatever I end up getting), I plan on custom fitting the mudguards to fit with the lip kit.

Like this:


Last night I actually ripped my front driver side mudguard going over a steep speed bump.
 

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VP of Infinite Infinity
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Simple, If you lower your car enough, ditch the mud flaps. If you don't, you will start to have them scrape and hit on bumps etc. Then they will start to damage the paint on your ride where they are pressed onto your side skirts. If your car is lowered, your flaps won't clear anything (or else your not lowering it enough..). First they break, then they start to flop in the wind, this vibration rubs off the clear coat and even to the paint if you leave it. From experience - I tried to keep them to protect my puddle lights and paint. Ditch them.
 

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四世
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that is true ^^ thanks and i like how they look on your white tsx
Haha, it's not mine. I was browsing the forums and found a thread about coupling mud flaps with a lip kit. What Aragrev said is true though, it sucks cuz you scrape them even if you're not slammed. I have to go super angled over really steep speed bumps to avoid scraping them, and even then I scrape them.

Meehhhhh. We drive a FWD car. Not a STi rally car. I tore my mudflaps off the day I got my car.
Well...a lot of cars have mudguards. Maybe if we were talking about mudflaps. :)

 

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i like the mud flaps. but i learned the hard way... i lowered my car and it hits speed bumps and stuff so it kinda ate through my paint over time. :( if i knew sooner i would have taken off my mudflaps when i lowered my car.
 

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Well...a lot of cars have mudguards. Maybe if we were talking about mudflaps. :)
Downshift has a point, if you could convert or rig something up that flaps (sti) vs guards (tsx), you could retain its use if you like the look. Not sure how they would look though. But that comes from a guy who tries almost anything on his car to see how it looks lol.


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四世
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Downshift has a point, if you could convert or rig something up that flaps (sti) vs guards (tsx), you could retain its use if you like the look. Not sure how they would look though. But that comes from a guy who tries almost anything on his car to see how it looks lol.


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Rally TSX? :laugh:

That's a good idea. How much did you trim them down ekjose?
 

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Other nice cars don't have them (Audi, BMW, Lexus, etc.) so we shouldn't have them either imo. They're remnants of their Honda lineage and cheapen the Acura name. I bought them and had them on for months, but came to this realization and removed them. The paint was slightly tarnished in certain areas so I'm glad I removed them when I did, since I wanted the Euro R kit. The A-Spec and Euro R kits don't have an adaptation for splash/mud guards so that just proves when you upgrade, they go bye bye.

That said, if anyone wants some, I have a full set of '06-'08 splash guards if anyone wants em! :D
 
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