Mud Flaps

General E30 related discussions -
Please put technical questions in E30 Tech Help forum below
Post Reply
Be30
E30 Zone Newbie
E30 Zone Newbie
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri May 03, 2019 4:31 pm

Wed May 15, 2019 7:27 pm

Bit of a long shot but....
I’m looking for a set of mud flaps for my touring, facelift of course.
However there seems to be so many different types for pre-face lift, convertibles, facelift and skirt type with only very small differences between them.

Ive heard that some can be interchanged but is this true?

Also, does anyone know the part number for a facelift set?

Lots of questions but it seems to be a bit of a grey area!

(I know they are known for being rust traps- ill just have to make to to keep a close eye on it :o )
User avatar
ah
E30 Zone Addict
E30 Zone Addict
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:00 pm
Location: surrey

Wed May 15, 2019 8:17 pm

I had a set on my cab,I still have them,but a few of the brackets are broken or rusted and I only have approx 5 of the 8 clips that hold them to the bodywork,I can take some pics of them at the weekend.
Image
Born on the 23 April 1990 320i Alpinweiss ll kabriolett!
User avatar
BenHar
E30 Zone Addict
E30 Zone Addict
Posts: 2514
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:00 pm
Location: Reigate, Surrey

Wed May 15, 2019 8:53 pm

I don't like them. They trap dirt and encourage rust.

Ben
Be30
E30 Zone Newbie
E30 Zone Newbie
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri May 03, 2019 4:31 pm

Thu May 16, 2019 6:20 am

ah wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:17 pm
I had a set on my cab,I still have them,but a few of the brackets are broken or rusted and I only have approx 5 of the 8 clips that hold them to the bodywork,I can take some pics of them at the weekend.
Some pictures would be brilliant when you get the time, thanks ah!
Be30
E30 Zone Newbie
E30 Zone Newbie
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri May 03, 2019 4:31 pm

Thu May 16, 2019 6:21 am

BenHar wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:53 pm
I don't like them. They trap dirt and encourage rust.
They seem to be a bit of a marmite thing, personally I’m a bit of a sucker for them but I can see why people would prefer to stay clear
Be30
E30 Zone Newbie
E30 Zone Newbie
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri May 03, 2019 4:31 pm

Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:57 pm

Got hold of some rear flaps in the end! Painted the BMW logo white for extra horsepower and also installed some SE skirts :)
09C272CE-915D-4FEE-B458-CE15104164E4.jpeg
9296C2B7-FDAE-4E77-AB75-DEA45AF287E7.jpeg
User avatar
Foe
E30 Zone Newbie
E30 Zone Newbie
Posts: 222
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:00 pm
Location: South Wales

Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:03 pm

You know what?

I like em! Seems to suit the car.
Moz
E30 Zone Regular
E30 Zone Regular
Posts: 334
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:00 pm
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:16 pm

I actually quite like mud flaps, look good and love the SE sideskirts too.
Everytime you idiot proof something, the world will just give you a bigger idiot.
User avatar
martauto
E30 Zone Team Member
E30 Zone Team Member
Posts: 3131
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:00 pm
Location: leeds

Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:22 pm

Moz wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:16 pm
I actually quite like mud flaps, look good and love the SE sideskirts too.
My sentiments exactly, but do keep the hard to get at areas clean.

Mart.
E30 316 Baur 1987 ( Legal again !)
E46 325 SE Cab 2004 (Undergoing serious top down time !)
Moz
E30 Zone Regular
E30 Zone Regular
Posts: 334
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:00 pm
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:30 pm

Just did a wheels off, palstic liners out clean on the 318 a couple weeks ago and there was so much muddy build up. Will look out for a set of mud flaps to lessen that hopefully.
Everytime you idiot proof something, the world will just give you a bigger idiot.
Be30
E30 Zone Newbie
E30 Zone Newbie
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri May 03, 2019 4:31 pm

Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:15 pm

Moz wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:30 pm
Just did a wheels off, palstic liners out clean on the 318 a couple weeks ago and there was so much muddy build up. Will look out for a set of mud flaps to lessen that hopefully.
I’ve heard you can get SE type mudflaps which enclose the side skirt moulding into a housing in the flap which sounds great for keeping mud and water out from getting in behind the skirts and sitting next to the sills.
I’ve also found that these style mud flaps are rarer than a Brexit deal soooooo :|
Moz
E30 Zone Regular
E30 Zone Regular
Posts: 334
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:00 pm
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:30 pm

Haha, rarer than a Brexit deal! I'll keep an eye out for them along with some rocking horse poo :D

Thanks
Everytime you idiot proof something, the world will just give you a bigger idiot.
Post Reply