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      01-21-2009, 04:20 PM   #1
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Flaps

Not meat ones, you can all calm down....

The recent liberal covering of salt and water on the roads has highlighted to me just how bad my E91 is at chucking up spray. Watching the amount of spray it chucks up in the rear view mirror while on the motorway it seemed considerably worse than other vehicles around me.

Even a short journey at low speed results in the tail of the car being completely covered in filth and I'm getting fed up of constantly having to clean it/have my rear wiper on.

So I want to know if anyone else has fitted mudflaps to their E91 and whether they made a difference. Also, a quick scan of the BMW site turned up a set but it suggests they aren't compatable with the M sport bumpers... Anyone know different?

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      01-21-2009, 05:02 PM   #2
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Mudflaps are not the answer. Its the shape of the car. Estates, hatchbacks, vans etc. Its the stalling airflow at the rear of the car depositing the shite. Saloons and Coupes have fast moving air over the rear window so no need of rear wiper. However their rear bumpers and lights still get as dirty as a E91.
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      01-21-2009, 05:18 PM   #3
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I agree with him, but don't worry you want to see how dirty the rear of my car gets in this weather, much worse than the E92. The spray from the rear tyres in heavy rain is pretty widespread and I've noticed other drivers seem to keep a distance. Shame eh.
Have you got big or small flaps?
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Have you got big or small flaps?
Obviously small flaps, she's got a dirty rear
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      01-21-2009, 05:28 PM   #5
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Obviously small flaps, she's got a dirty rear
So it doesn't matter how big or small your flaps are? If the shape of your behind ain't right, you will get a dirty behind?
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You really shouldn't dwell on size too much boys..........we'll always lie and say it doesn't matter.

Will - I need to have a word with your wife.
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Big flaps are needed for big rears
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      01-21-2009, 05:40 PM   #8
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Mudflaps are not the answer. Its the shape of the car. Estates, hatchbacks, vans etc. Its the stalling airflow at the rear of the car depositing the shite. Saloons and Coupes have fast moving air over the rear window so no need of rear wiper. However their rear bumpers and lights still get as dirty as a E91.

I know the touring shape sucks it up and circles it on to the rear of the car but if there is lss being thrown up (courtesy of the flaps) surely it should be better? Not looking for a cure- just damage limitation.

I knew this post would degenerate!
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Big flaps are needed for big rears
I had a (w)hole different picture in mind for that quote.....
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I had a (w)hole different picture in mind for that quote.....
Bear with me Mr Plum.
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Bear with me Mr Plum.
Oh shit Will's going to post some 'speciality' images
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I got a plastic skin on my baby so shit dont worry it ...but it does suck some shit up at high speed,fat 19's throw up monster amounts when u look in the rear view lol.
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YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
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WTF ?
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WTF ????!!!!!!



Red rag to a bull...



I'm currently sitting in a hotel lobby, and I'm laughing so hard I'm crying, and everyone's looking at me wondering what's going on... shall I show them???

By the way, I love this forum - where else can a pseudo-innocent question about mudflaps degenerate into this ???!!!!!!! Will, you're a GENIUS... very very sick, but still a genius

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Ok, so you wanna see some real big pussy?
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Excellent - they would offer loads of protection. Where can I get a pair and how do I attach them?.....
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