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Old 10-24-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
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How much will mudflaps hurt MPG?

I noticed that all new Hondas do NOT have mudflaps. A friend of mine said it is due to the aerodynamic drag caused by mudflaps. Honda is known for doing a ton of "little things" to help with mpg.

So, do we think that removing mudflaps will help with reducing aerodynamic drag?
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Old 10-24-2005, 03:49 PM   #2
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When I was looking to buy a

When I was looking to buy a new civic a few months ago they wanted 80 bucks for mudflaps and had them preinstalled on all the cars. -_^
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Old 10-25-2005, 01:22 AM   #3
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I would think that since it

I would think that since it is behind a wheel/tire and to a lesser degree, that they are underneath the car, the exposure to airflow is minimal. Not enough to really impact the actual mpg.
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:21 AM   #4
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I took mine off. I don't

I took mine off. I don't like how they look. Plus weight and air drag might give you .00000001 less mpg.

but the huge mudflaps on trucks cant be good for mpg.
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Stock Civic VX came with

Stock Civic VX came with mudflaps all around. Aparently they're a hot commodity because I've had offers to take them off my hand. I eventually pulled them off myself and on a shelf in my shop they sit. I'll probably let them roll with the chassis when I sell it.
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:41 PM   #6
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In taht case I'm off to the

In taht case I'm off to the junkyard today to get the mudflaps from that VX shell just sitting there.

Boy I wish I'd seen that before it was torn apart.

Crap, I should have checked for rims... how could I have forgotten that? ARGH

At least I got all of the plugs off of it though.
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:19 PM   #7
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Haha, I was going to ask you

Haha, I was going to ask you to buy me some rims when you first mentioned the vx, but then I realized I just bought some new tires so blah.
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