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post #1 of 29 Old 09-23-2015, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everybody! I have been looking into Mud Flaps, and I am now thinking I do not want to order the Mazda ones. I will instead be looking into Rally type ones. I figure since it is All Wheel Drive Rally type ones will look awesome. My question is, do any of you know if anyone makes them for the CX-3 yet? Or if it is worth it?
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I personally think that without everything else rally, it will look odd with big mudflats. The wheel arches are ready scribed to assist fitting of the compact purpose made flaps. I don't think they will interfere with the aerodynamics either.


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@anchorman , Those look great! I may need to go back and really entertain the OEM ones. Thanks for the pic!
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Any drilling required for the OEM flaps?
They do look good.
Any more pix?
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I'm still waiting for the forum administrators to up the file size for pdf's and I'll post the whole process.
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Ive tried to post links to the UK forum but it says it needs to be approved by a moderator! I hope they respond in reasonable time!!!

In the meantime, this is how the rear one looks;


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I apologize if this is a stupid question. Do you need to take the wheels off? Or can I use and off set Screwdriver to do the work?
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OEMs look really sharp! With that look and fitment, I'd consider nothing else.
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I apologize if this is a stupid question. Do you need to take the wheels off? Or can I use and off set Screwdriver to do the work?
Not a stupid question. I had the wheels off to spray wax as you can see but you could easily do the fronts by turning the lock which gives more than enough space. The instructions show the rears being fitted with the wheels on which may be possible with an offset screwdriver but you have to remove that square section of plastic at the rear of the wheel arch. If you look, it has a little door in it to access the rear fog lights (do you have them in the US???). The frustrating thing is, that I’ve scanned the instructions and converted them to pdf and I’ve also added photos to assist the process of fitting but this US site won’t let me attach anything other than a postage stamp sized pdf despite me requesting the attachment size to be upgraded via the “contact us” system. It appears that the forum has been set up and nobody is monitoring it. Get this, I have even created the tutorials on the UK site as they upped the upload site when I requested on the same day. I tried to post links on this site and it comes back with a lightning quick message - “we will check those links are safe before allowing you to post”. Well I hope it’s a bit quicker than updating the upload size!

However, if you Google cx3 forums dot co dot uk in the normal way, then go to technical and faults, you will be able to view the instructions and download the pdf’s.
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Thanks for the great pictorial Anchorman. Much easier to follow then the official Mazda installation pdf. Hope the moderators open up for pics as it really helps out us do it yourself folks, however, it was nice to find the UK site!
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