Effduration· Super Moderator
But for $100 who would? I mean the hassle of removing, packaging and shipping and dealing with all of that is what I mean.That assumes you can find someone willing to sell their OEM mudflaps.
That's a good question. I have no idea if the eBay mud flaps are designed to match an OEM set or not. Could just be a similar design that was made from scratch by this Chinese company. I'd be really interested to see some OEM parts next to these reproductions to comapre.Are these mudflaps that Mark is showing above actually replicas, or a mudflap made for the car? The outer edge of them seems to be way more squared off to me.
I can agree with the above statement that the OE sedan set doesn’t fit that great on my rear bumper.
I would shell out $200-$300 for a really nice set of true replicas if they ever came to fruition. I’m not sure I’d spend that on a used OE set though.
Can you drop us a link?I have a set of those ebay flaps. They fit perfectly on my stock fenders/bumpers. Can't go wrong for $40. Can't say how close they are to the original BMW flaps. Don't care. They look just fine.
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Same set I got
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I’d give ya $80What does a set of factory mud guards go for these days? I just picked up a car with them and not sure I'm gonna keep them.
These are the eBay’s or the amazons?I totally forgot to take some pictures of the eBay mud flaps until I saw the recent posts here.
They fit the standard side skirts and rear bumper surprisingly well. There is a slight gap in the corner when test fitting onto the Msport rear bumper, but it looks like the flap could be reshaped with a heat gun for a better fit I think. Overall I'm pretty impressed for 40 bucks.
Sorry for the super dirty car. Lots of miles lately and haven't washed it in forever.
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Front (Lower angle) Looks like the little bottom tab would line up perfectly with push clip when fully seated. I didn't have the mud flap fully pushed in place at the bottom.
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Rear (standard bumper). My left side mud flap had a little extra piece of plastic that needs to be trimmed, but otherwise fits well.
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Rear, lower angle.
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And here's how they fit on an Msport rear bumper with the slightly larger radius. Note the gap in the corner.
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Close up of that little extra bit of plastic that needs trimming:
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We had a thread going a while back for some carbon fiber reproductions that fell through. Glad this idea got revived. I’m in for a set!Effduration was kind enough to send a set of touring mudguards for me to scan. As most of ya'll know, they're no longer in production, and it's such a low volume product that it's really not worth creating in large batches. My goal is to scan and recreate a good CAD model. After verifying the fit of the CAD model on my touring, we can outsource the production to a company like Shapeways to produce the mudflaps out of either Nylon, TPU, or PP.
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I'm in charge of 3d printing/scanning/rapid prototyping at my workplace. I have access to FDM printers, but we mainly print in ABS, which would not be a good choice for this application.
Here are some test fitting pictures on my touring of the mud guards Effduration sent. I will not be running these, as my touring has been lowered too much for New Orleans already.
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The scanner used is an Artec Spider. It uses a combinations of cameras and light projection to scan to an accuracy of 0.05mm . The main issue with scanning these mudguards, aside from wear and tear, is there is slight deformation while they're sitting on my table, as they're made from LDPE to be tough and flexible.
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The scanning process is relatively simple. I take a few scanning passes with the scanner on one side, then flip the part over, scan the opposite side. The software performs the task of lining up all the scan data together. After the raw scan data is aligned, the software performs a bunch of trigonometry and matching to reduce/refine the point cloud and fuse it into a solid model.
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So far I've only managed to scan the mudguards. The passenger rear guard has some heat damage, but I can repair the model by mirroring the driver's side. These raw scans are good, but the next step is to fix any scan and parts defects. There were some blind areas that the scanner was unable to reach, but I will be able to extrapolate that data by applying a shell thickness. After the scan has been cleaned up, my next step will be to simplify the models enough to pull into CAD software to create a parametric mesh.
I am guessing I will not have that part finished until mid September, as this is just work done on my limited spare time.
The ones I got were from eBay, same as the ones Kyriva showed as well.These are the eBay’s or the amazons?
I think part of the buzz is that they were discontinued so people want what they can't have.love that these exist, but would somebody please explain the appeal of them to me? because mud and snow is going to get past these. why not a larger one that attaches all the way around the wheel well? they would need to remove easily though, because i'd only use them when required.