Mudflaps on a Citroen C5 Tourer - yay or nay?

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Re: Mudflaps on a Citroen C5 Tourer - yay or nay?

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bobins wrote:
01 May 2020, 20:05
If you're driving a steel sprung C5 X7 and you regularly load it up then you need to be carfeul of driving over rough ground as the mudflaps can very easily bottom-out. Ask me how I know :lol: I used to have some front mudflaps fitted (Genuine Citroen), but they didn't last very long and are probably still sitting by the side of the dirt track in Germany somewhere #-o
That's a good story! My C5 is steel-sprung and if genuine ones are poor quality I might as well get some cheap chinese ones and try them out. If they break, no big loss. I

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It's not that they're poor quality, it's that they're in a vulnerable position and can get knocked off in certain circumstances. If you own a hydropneumatic C5 or don't load it heavily and/or don't drive on rough tracks, then there won't be any problem :)

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Re: Mudflaps on a Citroen C5 Tourer - yay or nay?

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...and don't back up kerbs! #-o

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Re: Mudflaps on a Citroen C5 Tourer - yay or nay?

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citroC5 wrote:
01 May 2020, 19:52
Steveo wrote:
30 Apr 2020, 18:41
Hi
I've just fitted front and rear mudflaps to my C5 X7
Not OEM but contoured fit from China and not expensive.
I have noticed a vast improvement in the reduction of side splash since fitting.
I would recommend fitting them with no hesitation
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Steve
Hi there Steve,

I saw some Chinese ones myself, but reviews said they were hard plastic and would break if you hit a curb. That's why I've been searching for OEM ones.

The Chinese ones I saw were really inexpensive, under 15€ (some £13) on ALiexpress. Are these the ones you recommend? Thanks in advance
Hi
My daughter purchased mine from ebay, they are obviously not as good as OEM but they serve a purpose for my needs.
They are made of a soft plastic material (not rubber but not brittle plastic)
The ground clearance is good not like my old Peugeot 407 that used to ground at every opportunity
The only issue I had with fitting was my reluctance to drill through the front wing so I opted to drill another hole in the mudflap fixing to the wheel arch liner and finishing the original hole in the flap with a suitable blank (only for asthetic reasons)
The mudflaps are contoured and I will attempt to upload a couple of photographs later when I have cleaned the car
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Steve

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Hi
Please see photographs as promised
I just need to get the dents out of the tail gate and I will be happy.

Marc / moderator please obscure number plate if you feel it necessary

163614758820 ebay number if anyone is interested

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Re: Mudflaps on a Citroen C5 Tourer - yay or nay?

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Hello Steve,

They look very good in the pics! Thanks for the tip on not drilling through the actual bodywork, I wholeheartedly agree.

I understand your pain regarding the dents in the tailgate. Some oaf dented the rear driver-side door last summer, and it has driven me barmy to look at it ever since.

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That ding on the tailgate looks like a prime candidate for paintless dent removal to me.

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Hi
It probably is but during the lock down and just after things will get expensive as people try to recoup their losses.
I did a search the other night for a salvage part and it came back at £378 +vat and £30 delivery
I don't think so!
It will get done hopefully later on in the year
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I bought one of the Chinese PDR kits from eBay to remove some dings on my hairdryer and was pleasantly surprised by the results. Don't expect quick results - and it ain't going to turn you into a PDR pro - but if you're prepared to persevere, you can get very good results yourself.