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    Thread: Splash Guards / Mud Flaps - What are you doing until July?

    1. Semi-n00b
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      04-25-2012 03:24 PM #1
      From multiple sources including my local dealer, I understand that VW (OEM) splash guards / mud flaps for the 2012 Passat will not be available until July 2012. I'm curious if anyone has had luck with aftermarket molded guards/flaps?

      I recently came across this on eBay although it's from China so you never know.....

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/290698676656

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      04-25-2012 03:53 PM #2
      First I've seen them.... I will guarantee ya that they will be less expensive than VW's!!
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    3. 04-25-2012 04:29 PM #3
      Hard to tell which ones will work....
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mud-Flaps-Sp...11e152&vxp=mtr
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    4. 04-25-2012 04:50 PM #4
      Gees, $30 and they ship for free? How can you go wrong? (company feedback is good too).
      "If stupid got us into this mess, how come it can't get us out?"

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      04-25-2012 05:48 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by textdi View Post
      Hard to tell which ones will work....
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mud-Flaps-Sp...11e152&vxp=mtr
      These look like they would work better than the first link. I just wish I could see a picture of a B7 with splash guards. Some cars just don't look right with them.

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      04-25-2012 09:26 PM #6
      How about a set of the OE ones



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      04-25-2012 09:32 PM #7
      OE? For the 2012? Do tell.

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      04-26-2012 12:52 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by redneckracing View Post
      How about a set of the OE ones



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      Tease! Let us know how they fit.. With pics!

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      04-26-2012 10:29 AM #9
      I purchased a set of 2012 VW mudflaps off ebay from China because I did not want to wait for VW. They just arrived on Monday and installed them. They were $29.86 (+/-?) shipped. The ones I purchased from China DO NOT have the PASSAT raised letters on the rear.

      These were not the hard plastic, but slightly pliable. They are definately made for the 2012 Passat as fitment is correct. The front flaps have a flat side to match the the lower flat area of the fascia and the rears have the non round radius.

      They work, they fit correctly, they are slightly pliable, my only complaint is I would prefer for them to have gone further up the inner front fender lip because when I make a hard turn, some of the spray still hits the upper fender area on the front.

      Amazing to purchase 4ea mudflaps AND shipped from China for under $30.00???

      On a side note I just do not see how the U.S. can compete with China manufacturing non technical or disposable items?

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      04-26-2012 12:50 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by wood2012 View Post
      I purchased a set of 2012 VW mudflaps off ebay from China because I did not want to wait for VW. They just arrived on Monday and installed them. They were $29.86 (+/-?) shipped. The ones I purchased from China DO NOT have the PASSAT raised letters on the rear.

      These were not the hard plastic, but slightly pliable. They are definately made for the 2012 Passat as fitment is correct. The front flaps have a flat side to match the the lower flat area of the fascia and the rears have the non round radius.

      They work, they fit correctly, they are slightly pliable, my only complaint is I would prefer for them to have gone further up the inner front fender lip because when I make a hard turn, some of the spray still hits the upper fender area on the front.

      Amazing to purchase 4ea mudflaps AND shipped from China for under $30.00???

      On a side note I just do not see how the U.S. can compete with China manufacturing non technical or disposable items?

      Can you post a picture of your Passat with these on it? I'd like to get an idea of what the car looks like with them.

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      04-26-2012 01:04 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by brsexton View Post
      Can you post a picture of your Passat with these on it? I'd like to get an idea of what the car looks like with them.
      X2

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      04-26-2012 01:06 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by redneckracing View Post
      How about a set of the OE ones



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      Where did you get those from?

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      05-09-2012 10:05 AM #13
      I got mine in today... will see if i can get them installed....

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      05-09-2012 11:35 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by mreuro View Post
      I got mine in today... will see if i can get them installed....
      Let us know how it goes and where you got them from!

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      05-09-2012 04:08 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by mreuro View Post
      I got mine in today... will see if i can get them installed....
      Can you post some pictures once you get these on?

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      05-09-2012 08:17 PM #16
      Ditto...how are people getting these? I thought it was supposed to be summer before they came in?!?
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    17. 05-10-2012 09:46 AM #17
      will come from China mainland, prepare to wait about a month

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      05-10-2012 10:27 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by johnmoss View Post
      Let us know how it goes and where you got them from!
      I got mine from china....
      I dont have the time to install them myself and the service department is very busy, I hope to have them on sometime today....
      Will post pictures as soon as they get on....

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      05-11-2012 11:49 AM #19
      Got them on.... here are few pictures....


      IMG_3672 by andyfl32, on Flickr


      IMG_3673 by andyfl32, on Flickr


      IMG_3675 by andyfl32, on Flickr


      IMG_3677 by andyfl32, on Flickr


      IMG_3678 by andyfl32, on Flickr

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      05-11-2012 06:48 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by mreuro View Post
      Got them on.... here are few pictures....
      Wow, those look perfect. Thanks for the pics.

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      05-11-2012 07:21 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by dachman1 View Post
      Wow, those look perfect. Thanks for the pics.
      NP....

    22. 05-26-2012 01:53 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by r11 View Post
      will come from China mainland, prepare to wait about a month
      Ordered mine off EBay. From China it took less than 2 weeks. Great service, easy install, and perfect fit.

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      05-26-2012 02:29 PM #23
      Can you guys please post a few more pictures of the front quarter perspective of the full car with these installed?

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      05-26-2012 03:52 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by writeb View Post
      Can you guys please post a few more pictures of the front quarter perspective of the full car with these installed?
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...6-Build/page11

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      05-26-2012 06:16 PM #25
      I did the same thing thinking its only $30....... They got here in about 10 days. I put them on yesterday with the screws that hold on the fender liner. The holes fit perfectly. I was pleased to not have to drill new holes. The rears fit perfectly while the front ones are just good. For now they are staying on.........definitely worth $30

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      06-24-2012 10:22 AM #26
      I know it's not July and my dealer still can't get them, but has anyone been able to get splash guards in the US yet?
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      06-24-2012 12:35 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by mreuro View Post
      Got them on.... here are few pictures....


      IMG_3672 by andyfl32, on Flickr
      You have the nicest B7 I've ever seen dude.

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      05-24-2013 12:03 AM #28
      Thank you for these pics! I'm getting these right now!

    29. 05-28-2013 08:29 AM #29
      hey everyone,

      because of this thread, I took the change and purchased and installed a set of the ebay mud flaps. Surprisingly they fit very well and well worth the $22.00 shipped. great stuff!

    30. 06-03-2013 03:12 PM #30
      I bought and installed a set of these from China a few months ago, and unfortunately they are very cheaply made (at least the one's I ordered). 2 of mine have torn and so I'm going to be removing them and hopefully the OEM ones get here sooner so I can get a set of those, which should be of better quality.

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