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Does anybody know if you can get splash guards for the 04 models? I suppsoe the STI would be different but I can adapt. The tires stick out way past the body and spray crap all down the sides. :-? I know it is nitpicky but I would like to keep the car clean for at least the first 10 miles. :D

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I have been looking for something like this for a while now. I will let you know if I find anything. You can get STi mud flaps for anywhere between $375 to $500 a set. :eek: I found a nice, perfect set on Prodrive's website but when I emailed them they said they were all called back and they have not heard anything about them yet. My only other option right now is make my own or get some rally style ones I saw on the net and cut them down to my liking.
 

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I just emailed Z-1 Performance (z1auto.com) about theirs just for curiosity's sake. The STi mud flaps are molded (not painted) in the color and come with all the mounting hardware. They weren't sure if they would fit the 2004 models, but I don't doubt that they all that different from the '02 and '03s. If so, they can probably just be modified a bit. I really like them, especially compared to the cheaper (and cheaper looking if you ask me) black ones or homemade ones that I have found. Plus, even though $378 is expensive for ud flaps, considering that they are STi branded and will be helping protect a 30K car, I think it is worth it. I don't want it to end up like my Celica- no flaps at all, so after 60K miles the sides are looking a little rough. Guess I will just have to get it repainted…
 

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I ordered a set of the STi ones last week along with STi pedals. I had to make up my mind. Protection is my main reason for getting them, I don't know how long I stared at the pic of the STi with them on. I still don't know if I like the looks of them in the pic but I will soon find out what they look like in person. There is a lot of construction going on where I work and on the expressway I take to work, so I need something.
 

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I ordered a set of the STi ones last week along with STi pedals. I had to make up my mind. Protection is my main reason for getting them, I don't know how long I stared at the pic of the STi with them on.
Where did you order yours? I definitely need a set, would like to see photos of yours installed? Thanks for any help.
 

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From Japanparts.com....they say they are for the Spec C, but how far off could they be? Much cheaper than the STi ones.

Speaking of which.....what STi ones are you talking about? I guess I haven't seen em, unless you mean the flat truck driver looking flaps.
 

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I ordered mine from Sigma Automotive. There is a pic of a WRB STi with a set of blue ones in this thread...
http://www.imprezawrxsti.com/postnuke/modules.php?op=modload&name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=1691&start=0

I do not think the ones for the Spec C will fit, actually I think those are for the last model Spec C. Notice the side ground effects on our STi's stick out more. I looked everywhere and the only ones I could find are the STi flaps. The only other option was to get the even bigger rally type or make my own. I am still not sure if I will like them or not, but I have to do something. It sux where I work cause of all the construction going on, they water the trees and stuff here everyday cause we need rain bad. The water runs into the dirt and dust covered raods and the way the tires stick out it splatters mud up the side, even when crawling through it. The first day it was all wet in a corner, I took it real slow, I had mud all up the side even on the side view mirror.
 

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Yikes......I don't care for those in the slightest.

I tell ya what I'd hold out for....find a set of side skirts that come out away from the car farther. I don't know if it is possible to eliminate the problem, but the side skirts I added to my Celica completely eliminated the 'water up the side' problem. As long as I go through water going straight, speed doesn't matter.....no water hitting the side of the car.
 

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They have something like that for the old gen but not the new one yet. Still it won't do much. The way the fender flares out and joins at the edge of the wheel well there is a gap where even when going straight the wheel stickes out a good inch or 2. I will have to take a pic and show you. Only a mud flap of some type will cover the "gap".
 

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Hmmm....damn. Thanks for the pics in advance. We may have to find someone in the aftermarket that can mold us some small purpose built mini-flaps.
 

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Yeah I am not much for those flaps either - seems like they would be better suited with Back Off emblazed. But I completely understand the necessity - I was driving very slowly on a dirt road today and heard this spine tingling thump. I figured I had tossed rock right up into the door panel. Luckily no scraps or scratches - but it may be worth the look and coin to get some protection. I would much prefer some understated mini-flaps though
 

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ChaOs said:
but it may be worth the look and coin to get some protection. I would much prefer some understated mini-flaps though
Tell me about it. I have been looking everywhere. Every time I find some nice ones they either wont work or were "recalled". After washing my car twice and then driving through water at work and getting mud splattered up the sides I said F it and ordered the STi ones. Plus there is a lot of construction I have to drive though on the expressways where trucks are entering and leaving. There are rocks and dirt all over and driving through that at a good speed can kick all that up the sides of the doors. I am hoping I can maybe remove the STi logos and cut them down a little smaller. One thing nice about the front ones, they wrap around the inside and really protect the underside too. They would be perfect for rallying.
 

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Here are a couple pics I took the other day. It rained that day. :( You can see how nicely the mud splatters. Now this I have to deal with whenever I drive through the parking lot and they are wattering the trees and bushes. So even on a nice sunny day after washing my STi I get to deal with this. That is why after a couple days of this I said the hell with it and ordered those mud flaps.
 

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This is a little closer pic where you can see even with the wheel straight it still sticks out quite a bit where because of the gap nothing but a mud flap of some sort would work. Taking a corner is even worse. The first time I had to drive through some water while turning and even though going real slow the mud splatter up so far it even covered my side view mirror. Also even just driving the car on dry roads, mainly through construction zones like I have to deal with everyday, I hate to see what the lower part of the door will look like after 20k+ miles with stones getting kicked up due the stickier tires we have.
 

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Re: http://www.car-videos.com/performance/speed.asp?Speed1=0

all cars look cleaner w/o splash guards....even if it gets your car dirtier, I'd still rather not have them ::shrug::
 

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I agree but washing my car is an ordeal cause I live in a apartement, soon to change though, and I am kind of nuts when it comes to keeping my cars clean and waxed. Now pretty much washing is a waste of time and money. Only thing I could do is wash it every other day, doing it once a week is tough. The mud flaps are a way of making my sometimes all day detialing sessions worth it and last longer. Even if I only use them till they are done with the construction it would be worth it. Like I said, I still don't know if I will like them and might get them, put em on, and still decide I don't like them and take em off.
 

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^^ even w/ them it'll still get dirty.....but it won't get dirty as high up on the car or maybe as common....it'll really only keep it cleaner overall for an extra day or so....I'd rather have it look better w/o them
 

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^^ even w/ them it'll still get dirty.....but it won't get dirty as high up on the car or maybe as common....it'll really only keep it cleaner overall for an extra day or so....I'd rather have it look better w/o them
You are not getting what I am talking about. I explained it enough.
 
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