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Old 09 January 2011, 18:30   #1
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Defender Towing Mud Flaps

Hi Everyone,
I run BWH Performance, a small business offering parts and accessories for off road race cars. Our most popular items are a range of mud flaps for 4x4s; http://www.bwhperformance.co.uk/mud_flaps.html

I know a lot of you use Defenders as tow vehicles and I'd like to do a little market research:
Does your vehicle have mud flaps? If so, do they protect you boat or caravan from stone chips and dirt?
Would a larger, more durable mud flap be a better option?

Any help, comments or suggestions would be appreciated as well as any volunteer who would be willing to trial/develop/take photos of them in exchange for a free set?

Many Thanks

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Old 09 January 2011, 18:56   #2
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How do they fit on? I used to run mudflaps on my Mu, but they kept falling off so I'm without them now.
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Old 09 January 2011, 19:01   #3
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How do they fit on? I used to run mudflaps on my Mu, but they kept falling off so I'm without them now.
They would be shaped at the top to fit the standard Land Rover Defender brackets.
What type of car is an Mu?
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One of those.

Basically all the best bits from a 2.8 Trooper, with a Jap built Frontera Sport bodyshell that doesn't rust and the electrics all work

Not as good as a LR offroad, but unburstable.
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I have a comment, make them in another colour, I would not put a bright blue mud flap on a dark green Defender if you gave them to me!
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I have a comment, make them in another colour, I would not put a bright blue mud flap on a dark green Defender if you gave them to me!
I would make the towing mud flaps from black reinforced rubber. The mud flaps on my website are aimed at competition Defenders.
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If you get around to making a 110 version you need to redesign the mounting point onto the outer body as it already breaks with the standard mudflaps (its just into thin alloy and the std LR flaps are much too stiff so it flexes slightly and eventually breaks with metal fatigue).
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Mine keep getting stuck and ripped off when offroading.
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Mine keep getting stuck and ripped off when offroading.
I'm currently working on a removable stainless bracket, so they can easily be removed.
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I'm currently working on a removable stainless bracket, so they can easily be removed.
Now that would be a product worth looking at. I have been meaning to develop my own design for a quick-release flap (towing trailers on gravel roads means they are absolutely essential unless you like buying rear windows at £howfrigginmuch a pop) but in common with most brilliant ideas I have, I couldn't be arsed and ended up doing something else
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