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Ok so I have been planning on putting some SPARCO mudflaps on my car for a little while now. I went with SPARCO Universal flaps because they were only $20 a pair. That combined with a little bit of steel and you have my custom flap setup!

I want to preface this thread with; I was going for as little money as possible with this DIY which means there are plenty of places to improve the quality of the build. That being said; let's jump into the build.

So the first impression was that you definitely get what you pay for. It's literally just some plastic that is large enough to be cut down to fit most applications. The only thing that makes them sparco is the stickers they came with.
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We used 22 Gauge galvanized steel with primer on it for when I paint the plates. Here is a place where you could up the build quality and go for some heavy gauge aluminum. This particular sheet of 22 gauge was free so I decided it was perfect for my application even if it would be a little heavier.
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We used a sanding wheel to even out the radius' on each piece and bring the sharpness down on the edges. The plates are simply an extended copy of the face of the stock splash guards but they turned out damn good.
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Ok so the forum isn't letting me post anymore pictures right now but I'll finish the write up and do the rest of the pictures later.


So while I was cutting the brackets out my buddy cut some 3 inch wide strips for us to wrap the bottom in. He took the sanding wheel to it to get rid of the galvanized look and the swirl look is awesome for the bottom of the flaps. These pieces really brought it all together.

Once everything was on I stuck a screw in the top corner of each just to make it a little more rigid.

I really had to cut them up because you can really hear those metal pieces on the bottom when they scrape. I went for a compromise between dragging them on the ground and them just being cut up too high to be useful. I took some pictures while they were still really low just because though.

I know I have left out details but it really is very straight forward. My total cost in the end for everything was $40. I will be painting the screws and plates at some point but other than that it is complete. I am very satisfied with how they turned out my car definitely stands out now. Check the just pics thread for more pics I posted earlier.

Thanks guys!
 

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Yeah it was definitely cheap which makes me very happy. It took about 4 hrs from deign to finish so there was some time invested.
 

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Yeah when I did mine I started on the left front and it took me about 2 hours to adjust and line up exactly how I wanted it and then I just transferred it to the right side and it took me about 10 minutes to put that one on. Then it took about 1.5 hours to put the left rear on and about 5 mins to put the right rear on... R&D aint cheap haha
 

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Yeah when I did mine I started on the left front and it took me about 2 hours to adjust and line up exactly how I wanted it and then I just transferred it to the right side and it took me about 10 minutes to put that one on. Then it took about 1.5 hours to put the left rear on and about 5 mins to put the right rear on... R&D aint cheap haha
Amen bro hahaha! I was lucky to have a buddy from my apprenticeship that works in a sheet metal shop helping me. I did the bulk of the work. He was more there to bounce my ideas off of.

He came up with the idea to move them so high up the fenders. I have never really had any mod that stood out so much and I was trying to be too subtle, but when he asked me about that it just seemed so badass and I couldn't be happier.

After day one I will say this... if you put metal on the bottom of your mudflaps expect to hear some noise once in a while!

More updates to follow.
 
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Ok so I have another update on the flaps.

For those of us in the F5; our stance is so low that you will have to cut your flaps up really far if you want zero scraping. For guys like Forte5 with storm springs on, I don't think that it would be worth it to do flaps. The stock splash guards are almost as low as you Wil lbe able to go.

For those in a koup; the flaps can be lower since the stance is higher, but I don't know how many koup drivers are interested I'm a rally mod...

I'll update again once I get the brackets and screws painted.
 

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The mud flaps look great! nice little DIY project that doesn't break the bank. Little sweat and you are good to go!
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So I am thinking about doing this mod... I see you left the splash guards on, which is what I was thinking of doing too.

If you had to do it all again, would you put metal on the bottom or leave it bare plastic?
I get that it helps the bottoms hold up, but other than that it is just style (badass though!!)

I really like the low look lol, and if I didnt run metal i bet I could get away with it...
 

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So I am thinking about doing this mod... I see you left the splash guards on, which is what I was thinking of doing too.

If you had to do it all again, would you put metal on the bottom or leave it bare plastic?
I get that it helps the bottoms hold up, but other than that it is just style (badass though!!)

I really like the low look lol, and if I didnt run metal i bet I could get away with it...
Oh god the scraping lol so much scraping but I am running them super low. I just cut and drove until I could bare how much it scraped lol

If I had to do it again I would probably leave the bottoms off just because I already need to replace them and I had to put holes in the flaps so they are damaged goods regardless. I love the way they look though and I get compliments on those pieces in particular so it's really a hard sell either way.

I honestly don't know why a kit hasn't been made when my dumbass did it in a few hours.
 

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I just ordered 2 kits of rally armor basic, (they were only 15$ each) so im going to use one as a test pice and the others as good (because I will mess up lol)

I think im going to leave the bottoms off and just run them low... But, I eventually want to buy the Rally UR.

When I contacted them today they said to buy a universal kit and do it myself (basically).... So... Hopefully in yhe next few weeks progress will be made.

Maybe if we all emailed them they would listen? lol
 

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I just ordered 2 kits of rally armor basic, (they were only 15$ each) so im going to use one as a test pice and the others as good (because I will mess up lol)

I think im going to leave the bottoms off and just run them low... But, I eventually want to buy the Rally UR.

When I contacted them today they said to buy a universal kit and do it myself (basically).... So... Hopefully in yhe next few weeks progress will be made.

Maybe if we all emailed them they would listen? lol
That's cool that they come with 4 in a kit for $15! Mine were $20 for 2. Big win there. I think Rally Armour shit is way overpriced and I bet they would not make a kit compatible with the stock splash guards.

I would rock some 6th element or Evilla flaps that weren't way overpriced!
 

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Evilla and 6th have mud flaps ?!?!?
 

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No no. I would like them to make a kit.
When you were installing them, did you use any extra hardware? I mean, I got a set of stock OEM mud flaps, but they did NOT have any screws or any hardware.
I am wondering if the wheel wells have everything needed to simply slap the flaps on.
 

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I love mudflaps on our cars. I have Rally Armour on the rears only. I put them on and decided that I liked the rear only vs all 4. Yours is going to look really good. Just like Forte5's does!! FullSizeRender.jpg
 

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When you were installing them, did you use any extra hardware? I mean, I got a set of stock OEM mud flaps, but they did NOT have any screws or any hardware.
I am wondering if the wheel wells have everything needed to simply slap the flaps on.
PLP - with my Rally Armour set, I reused the two fender screws on the outside of the weather proofing inner fender and then I bought some cheap clamp screws to attach the inside to the edge of the weather proofing that runs near the muffler. I did that for both rear sides. I didn't do the front, but I did go ahead and use the two existing fender screws as my template and drilled the flaps already just in case I want to stick them on some day.
 
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