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I just fitted a pair of front mud flaps.

The instructions were very detailed, actually too detailed as half the steps were not really necessary.

They instruct to cut out a template to drill the holes, it was easier and more accurate just to use the actual mud flap.

Just held the mud flap in place and drilled where the existing holes were, fitted the screw things and bolted it all up.

A five minute job. :grin:
 

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Mudflaps

have you got a link for the mudflaps pl. There are some on ebay, but they don't seem 'specific' to the EC. Also some in the US that seem better. Site is Ali(something). Would they all need drilling ?
 

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I have a full set. The fronts required 2 holes per side. I shortened 1 of the screws on each side where its next to the body. The instructions didnt say to put one there, but it didnt make sense without one there.
For the rear, nothing to drill.

Note: with the extra thickness the push pin clips are very difficult to get put back in. You need to somehow compress the layers of plastic so you can push the pin in. I broke one of the back tabs off of one as i didnt have the plastic compressed enough.

I ordered mine here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/264091657595

If you want pics of the completed install, I can get them for you, just not sure how quick I can. Heading to vacation in the morning.
 

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thanks. can get the same over here. So the back ones just 'clip in' then ? Did you have to take the front wheel off to fit the front ones ?
 

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I did not have to. I just turned the wheel all the way. Gave just enough room to drill. And yes the rear lined up directly to the existing clips.
 

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In all my years of working on cars I haven't seen flaps that required drilling.
At most you would have flaps with self tapping screws that then get mounted to the plastic liner in the wheel well which just about all vehicles have these days.
 

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While you are correct that most do not require drilling and the set I received did contain self tapping screws, it also contained self tapping screw nuts (https://www.pedparts.co.uk/c/products/RAW/Universal_Self_Tapping_Screw_Speed_Nut.jpg ) which is far superior to just relying on a screw into plastic. Therefore drilling should be done. And in the case of the front of the EC, the lower mount has no place for it so a small slot must be created also.
 
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