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    Default Mudflaps???

    Hello All
    When I was a young boy, when my Dad got a different car one of the first thing we did was to put mudflaps on it.
    This cut down on the rocks and sand thrown up to the side of the car.(Minnesota the land of ice & snow)
    Now I do the same thing with all my cars.
    But putting mudflaps on my 2013 Volt would add to much drag and lower my mileage????????????
    Would like to know everyone opinion who has added mudflaps and did it change the mileage?

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    I've always used them but haven't on the Volt. Can't say that I've seen any difference, which has changed my mind on the need for them. IOW I'd skip it.

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    If you decide to install mudflaps, please post pictures and details in the Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications forum. http://gm-volt.com/forum/forumdispla...-Modifications
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    I am a mud flap fan to, however the Black ABS lower trim eliminates the need for them in my opinion. I just left it as is and expect no ill effects. I really won't miss the hassel of installing the flaps and worrying about curb clearances....
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    When someone says "mud flaps" I think of trucks. For me and where cars are concerned, I've always called them splash guards.

    I've read somewhere that they decrease mpg but to what extent, I'm unaware.
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    Just say No!
    Last edited by Upper5Percent; 07-23-2013 at 01:32 PM.

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    Come to Australia and see some of the Aussie utes they make the above look "elegant".
    I guess this person tows something ? that needs the protection.

    Here they add every thing from truck exhausts, pub beer mats from pubs only crazy people visit in the outback, lights flaps.
    In fact, with all the accessories I'm surprised a fully kitted ute can even do some show off circle work while caring only a slab of beer on board. LOL!

    These our country rednecks - they are the nice ones when in town.
    It's our local city types in jacked up 4Wd's that have a higher precent of the lunatics you really have to watch out for...
    -Fun the other week pulled away from one at the lights only to see in the review mirror some heavy thumping on the steering wheel of his muncho 4wd. Note if you beet your steering wheel it aint a horse so it isn't going to go any faster....

    If he had a stock one with normal sized wheels he 'may' have kept up LOL!

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    Besides aesthetics, I'd be reluctant to add to the "sail area" of the car.
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    Has anyone installed mud flaps yet? It's for paint protection is standard for anyone that drives on class 4 roads..

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