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After the shocking weather this week, my 1er is VERY dirty. :flush:

I have had my 1er 7 weeks and have done about 1700 miles in it. In that time I have managed to avoid driving in bad weather as much as possible, but this week have had no choice. Usually I have hire cars from work when Im doing alot of driving, but this week back to normal office routine and 290 miles a week - so i was expecting it to get a little dirty. But this is madness! :roll:

My 1er just seems to collect all the grime off the road, mainly all around the wheel arch's (and in the wheel arch's) the whole sides of the car and the back. You can not see the boot open button because of the dirt!

If I get myself some 1er mudflaps - will it make much difference regarding keeping the rubbish off my baby?

I know its impossible to keep everything off it, but i just want to minimize it as much as possible as to ensure the paint does not get damaged from all the crud off the road. :drive:

Anyone got them ? Are they good ?
 

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nightmare! Black is the nicest colour though.
 

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The dealer threw mudlfaps into the deal when I bought my car. At first I didnt want to have them on as on all my previous cars mudflaps really detract from the cars look. Two weeks later and with some rain in between I couldn't wait to get them on. Yes they make an enourmous difference in keeping the gunk off, just not all of it. My car is black and I think they blend in well, I may be a little more hesitant with any other colour as they wouldn't blend in as well.
 

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i only want them in the winter, not bothered really if they dont look cool, they will only be needed in the week when i do long journeys. 8)
 

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ToiletDuck said:
lumpy said:
Yep, black is a prick of a colour to keep clean...
Is it really that much more difficult to keep clean than the other colors?
Being that black shows up dirt more than other colours, yes it is. :)
 

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Got my flaps today. £31.98 for front and rear. The guy on the parts desk even printed off the fitting instructions for me.
Just gotta find time to fit them now.
 

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did anyone notice the front mudflaps anterior to the tires? small little ones that have no real function?

they are just a bother when parking at a curb and they catch or scrap alot.
worse thing was when i hit a small ditch (ow! to my baby bimmer) and the left one ripped off taking the wheel housing too!

anyone have any idea how much that will cost? i dont like my 1er to be incomplete... by the way i lost the mudflap too...
 

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for reasons of esthetics only, mudflaps should have been forbidden :wink:
 

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NIXXA said:
£16:50 per set.
My local dealer quoted me £42.00 and £40 fitting. . . . .Perhaps this was for front and rear???
I am gonna get a pair for the front only, as I have the Aerodynamic kit.

Am I right in saying the front ones will fit fine with the Aerodynamic kit?
 

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I just picked up my mudflaps today.

The came with two packets of fixings.

One of the packets of fixings I can't remember front or rear has two huge rivets and one plastic screw.

Could anyone tell me why I would need only one plastic screw for a pair of mudflaps?

Thanks in advance
 

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markhammill said:
I just picked up my mudflaps today.

The came with two packets of fixings.

One of the packets of fixings I can't remember front or rear has two huge rivets and one plastic screw.

Could anyone tell me why I would need only one plastic screw for a pair of mudflaps?

Thanks in advance
The fixings are slightly different left and right on the rear flaps, I think due to the different fittings in the rear wheel arches due to the exhaust being on one side. If your dealer printed off the installation instructions for you, all should be clear - if he didn't, go back and ask for them, as you do need the information therein!

The fittings for the front flaps are identical - they are also much easier to fit, as they don't invollve drilling holes or trying to fit a massive plastic rivet into a rivet gun that is just too small for it...
 

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Oz said:
ToiletDuck said:
lumpy said:
Yep, black is a prick of a colour to keep clean...
Is it really that much more difficult to keep clean than the other colors?
Being that black shows up dirt more than other colours, yes it is. :)
My last car was black and although it looked great when clean it was a total nightmare to keep that way. Another problem is that black pain is prone to showing up "swirls" caused by bad washing techniques.

My Graphite gray 118 doesn't show teh dirt too bad but I travel a lot of rural back roads and am defiantly going to get flaps added
 
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