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Front Molded Mudflaps for the Caliber?

  • YES, they should be produced

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  • NO, they should not be produced

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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
I've inquired about factory front mudflaps. Mopar does not currently offer these. There appears to be no protection from road debris and stone chips from the front wheels. Lets see if anyone else wants these and get Mopar to pay attention. Don't forget....winter for many will come. Do you want to save the paint on your new Caliber? Please leave your comments. Power in numbers!
 

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I'd buy 'em. I've noticed, when driving through mud, that there is substantial spray on the front door panel, much more so than the rear. Looks to me that if available, front mudflaps are a must.
 

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Hey, where's the poll?

I want front flaps... and better looking rear flaps.
 

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Yes! I want both front and rear sets.
 

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I'd go for a set as well, especially with some chome accents. "Caliber" in chome on black would look nice.
 

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Add me to the list of wanting/needing fronts... I have the rear ones on already...
 

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This is the most critical need for this car, the front gets it way worse than the rear! I'd buy em for sure.
 

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TimSax said:
I'd buy 'em. I've noticed, when driving through mud, that there is substantial spray on the front door panel, much more so than the rear. Looks to me that if available, front mudflaps are a must.
Yes, I've noticed this as well! After rain, I get splatters of mud across the sides. I would definitely buy some front ones. And I agree also that the back ones are not very stylish...
 

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Just tacked on a set of rear fugly mopar guards, GAWDAMNIT MOPAR... MAKE SOME STYLISH FRONT & REAR SPLASH GUARDS!!!!!!:mad:
 

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i need front ones to match the back set.
 

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Also look at the area behind the front wheels verses the back. Behind the front wheels you have the door and metal. If that gets chipped, you can have rust issues. Behind the rear wheels you have the plastic bumper. If that gets chipped you will not have rust. I think the fronts are much more critical. So, DCX listen up!
 

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Behind the front wheels is a black plastic rock guard. So far I haven't had a need for front flaps on vehicles that have such a guard already. Have I just been lucky?
 

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Huff said:
Behind the front wheels is a black plastic rock guard. So far I haven't had a need for front flaps on vehicles that have such a guard already. Have I just been lucky?
I saw those on an SXT at the dealer today. My R/T does not have those or any other supplemental protection. Even the rock guard you mention is minimal. Not near enough protection for winter driving or gravel. Arizona winters aren't known to be harsh:)....but you have your fair share of sand and gravel around.
 

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Huff said:
Behind the front wheels is a black plastic rock guard. So far I haven't had a need for front flaps on vehicles that have such a guard already. Have I just been lucky?
Here is a photo showing the front wheel well and lack of rock guard. I think more protection should be offered.
 

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Yes...absolutely.

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