HOME PAGE OWNERS REGISTRY DISCUSSION FORUMS PROWLER STORE CONTACT 10th Anniv Wallpaper ABOUT

Click here to return to the Prowler Online Board Main Page
Thread Closed  Topic Closed
  ProwlerOnline, Plymouth/Chrysler Prowler Discussion Forum
  General Prowler Discussion
  mudflaps

Post New Topic  
edit profile | register | preferences | faq | search

ProwlerFriend: Email This Page to Someone!     Click to print this page    Bottom of Page next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   mudflaps
Debbie
Prowler Junkie

From:Midlothian, TX USA
Registered: Aug 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-01-2000 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Debbie     send a private message to Debbie   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Debbie
Has anyone had the problem of the front mudflap causing a stress crack on the front fender? Mine has caused a crack going straight across the fender.
Silver Bullet
Prowler Newbie

From:Santa Ana, CA, USA
Registered: Sep 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-01-2000 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver Bullet     send a private message to Silver Bullet   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Silver Bullet
Tell me this isn't so. I just put mine on last week - I may go out and take them off!
jb


POA Site Supporter
Prowler Junkie
Personal ScrapBook

From:Keller,Tx
Registered: Aug 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-01-2000 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jb     send a private message to jb   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by jb
i think i have seen a post on this, debbie. i do worry about it when i hear the flap on a speed bump, but no crack yet. jb

------------------

Debbie
Prowler Junkie

From:Midlothian, TX USA
Registered: Aug 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-01-2000 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Debbie     send a private message to Debbie   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Debbie
It is were the top of the mud flap goes across. I am going to the dealer this week to see if that is covered under warranty. Maybe I had a defect in the fender mold that caused it.
WildCat




POA Site Supporter
Prowler Junkie
Personal ScrapBook

From:Just north of Louisville
Registered: Jul 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-01-2000 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WildCat     send a private message to WildCat   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by WildCat
Debbie,
I have had them on my car for over 2 years and 12,500 miles and no problem.

Do you have to go over speed bumps or high curbs to get into driveway. This can be a problem. If this is the case many have owners trimmed the flaps from 1" to 1 1/2". I have not trimmed mine and don't plan on it but I do not have to go over speed bumps or high curbs very often and if I do I always go slowly and turn as I'm going over. This way they do not scrape much.

I have heard others say they have cracked their fender because of the mud flaps. Not sure how but it has happened. Backing up and pinching it between the tire and curb would probably do the most damage.

Hope this helps.

Have you had the transmission checked for the noise and gotten and answer?

Larry

Debbie
Prowler Junkie

From:Midlothian, TX USA
Registered: Aug 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-01-2000 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Debbie     send a private message to Debbie   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Debbie
It did not come from a speed bump. Washed the cat and then went to the Goodguys show. Took the Interstate home and park in the garage. There was the crack.
Debbie
Prowler Junkie

From:Midlothian, TX USA
Registered: Aug 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-01-2000 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Debbie     send a private message to Debbie   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Debbie
Had the garage check out the tranny, said nothing is wrong. The computer said it was OK. The thing is nobody else has that noise in their cat.
cmitch81
Prowler Enthusiast

From:Overland Park, Kansas USA
Registered: Sep 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-03-2000 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cmitch81     send a private message to cmitch81   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by cmitch81
Just got a new silver. Got the flaps because they said that without the front flaps, paint can be damage back at rear wheel by road stuff kicked up by front wheel. Has anyone experienced this. If so, the fender crack risk might be the lesser of two evils! What's a new fender cost?

Carl

paulr
unregistered

Admin Use
posted 10-03-2000 09:34 AM           send a private message to cmitch81   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by paulr
Hi Debbie... I have had mine on for almost 6 months and no problems. Maybe it was Mike's fault! hehehe How was the Lone Star TMS event?
PhxSuncat
unregistered

Admin Use
posted 10-03-2000 09:39 AM           send a private message to cmitch81   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by PhxSuncat
Carl - you finally bought? Congrats and enjoy the ride. Keep that front right off the curbs! hehe

------------------
Larry Salzman AZ - POA

Larry Lord


Prowler Junkie
Personal ScrapBook

From:Colton, CA
Registered: Jul 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-03-2000 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Lord     send a private message to Larry Lord   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Larry Lord
I now have over 47,000 miles on my car. I installed the mudflaps just after I purchased my car. I did not cut the flaps and I love the way that they help to keep the car clean. Yes, I have dragged them many times while going over speed bumps without doing any damage to my fenders. I try to make sure that I have my tire at a 45 degree angle while going off the bump so that they drag a little less. If I forget or cannot get lined up correctly, they drag a little more but I have had no problems with this. They are best money that you will ever spend on your car in my opinion.

As to any problems such as Debbie has had. It should be covered by her warranty, sounds like a defective fender to me but I haven't seen the fender.

I have had excellent service from my dealer and have never had any type of complaint about my warranty. They have made all needed repairs quickly and completely.

------------------
Larry (King of the Miles) Lord
Prowler Owners Association
Southern California Area
Larry@FMBbox.com

[This message has been edited by Larry Lord (edited 10-03-2000).]

Catwoman

POA Site Supporter
Prowler Junkie

From:
Registered: Aug 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-03-2000 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Catwoman     send a private message to Catwoman   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Catwoman
Debbie, I've had the mudflaps on my car for the last 2 years. Never trimmed them and have never had a problem either. Saved the sides of my car more times than imaginable since I drive daily. You'll hear pros & cons whether to trim or not - but either way, if the fender crack was caused by the mudflap, it should be covered under warranty. Especially because it's a stock accessory for the car, and there is no advise in the paperwork that says anything about trimming. Good luck! Catwoman
Gary C


POA Site Supporter
Prowler Junkie
Personal ScrapBook

From:San Diego Area
Registered: Jul 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-03-2000 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary C     send a private message to Gary C   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Gary C
Maybe someone put them on too tight. I put mine on loose with locktight, thanks Larry Lord for the locktight tip.

120 days almost 16000 miles.

WOW, that is a 48666.665 mile pace for a year.

------------------
ALL by CARLINI
Billet Grill, Rear Roll Pan, Front Turn Signals, Chrome Head Rest Covers,
Custom Borla Exhaust Valentine One Radar Detector
Cruised Woodward 2000
2000

PhxSuncat
unregistered
Personal ScrapBook
Admin Use
posted 10-03-2000 10:33 AM           send a private message to Gary C   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by PhxSuncat
gc - keep it up and you will be KING of posts and miles driven. What do you mean you put mud flaps on loose? Seems that might cause more damage? Waiting for you to expand your knowledge on me.

------------------
Larry Salzman AZ - POA

CJ




POA Site Supporter
Prowler Junkie
Personal ScrapBook

From:Rochester Hills, MI USA
Registered: Jul 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-03-2000 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CJ     send a private message to CJ   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by CJ
Debbie - have had the mud flaps on my car since purchase 1 1/2 yrs. ago. Have not had any problems with cracking.....they do protect the sides, etc. of the car.

I try to avoid speed bumps, but take them very slow if necessary.

If I drive forward down my driveway and down the curb, I scrape. I found if I back down the drive, they don't! So now I always back down.

[This message has been edited by CJ (edited 10-03-2000).]

ed monahan




POA Site Supporter
Prowler Junkie
Personal ScrapBook

From:Cincinnati, OH
Registered: Jul 2000
Admin Use

posted 10-03-2000 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ed monahan     send a private message to ed monahan   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by ed monahan
cmitch81, one new fender cost about $530, I think. Pretty close to that. I don't know if that is painted or not.

All times are CT (US)  Top of Page  Previous Page

 Return to General Prowler Discussion  next newest topic | next oldest topic



Administrative Options: Open Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  
Hop to:

Contact Us | Prowler Online Homepage

All material contained herein, Copyright 2000 - 2012 ProwlerOnline.com
E-Innovations, LP

POA Terms of Service