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Anyone installed the factory mud guards?

How difficult is it? Is it no drilling required like the weathertech's usually are?
 

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Mine came standard as apparently it's a legal requirement here (?) But I do note they are minimal and if you have the 18" 235's they don't quite extend enough cover the tire width.
 

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I just ordered mine, even just a hair outset makes a big difference with snow cake up here in Minnesota, not to mention the sand and salt hitting the paint as it did on my Elantra GT and was reduced by the factory flaps. I found the Elanta GT had thin paint and had micro chips from sand hitting the paint. I am all in even though they stop a small percentage.
 

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Installed mine today took about 15 minutes. Everything in the kit to install properly. Use the proper tools and it's a breeze. Look good and will do a fine job in protecting also.
 

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The cheap chinese units on ebay look cheap in pictures and will probably not match OEM plastic. so buyer beware if you are trying to save $.
 

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Got mine ebay ? or other but, look good and all sheet metal screws. Think two had tab clips to add. Nothing complicated. Compared to oem and little differance.
 

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Some of the third part mud flaps are a bit longer than the OEM. Not many can tell the difference
 

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I just installed my mud guards (Amazon, not factory). I must say they feel very genuine; quality plastic & durable. These are a bit wider and definitely taller than the OEM (see pic comparison below for rear guards). No drilling, just removing 2 screws, install, screw back on. You will need to fasten a clip for the 2 back guards underneath. Again just remove and clip back on after installation. The rear guards were kind of a pain to install because the screws are directly in line with the rear tires with little room to hold a screwdriver straight. I took a long, skinny flat head on an angle and just worked it. I read an Amazon review that one guy removed his rear tires completely. I'm sure that made it easier, but wasn't necessary in my case


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I'm about to buy a Kona EV and wondering if I should pick one that comes with mudguards installed. Do they keep the car cleaner? Do they create wind noise?

I understand there are aftermarket mudguards but right now am only asking about factory installed ones.
 

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I have the OE factory installed units on & they work great ! They catch the misc road debris, keeping the urban armour pretty clean. The garden hose cleans them quick 'cause they're smooth inside. I give them & fender liners a spray of tire treatment along w/the "armour" for that finished look.:)
 

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My 2018 AWD 1.6T Limited came with them. Personally feel they're too small to help or possibly installed too high. Not sure. But I'd prefer bigger ones here in the Seattle area.?
 

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The OEM mudflaps trap the snow until it builds up into a ball.One of them has broken already because of this.Will be swapping them out for something better if I can find anything decent.
 
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