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02-12-2013 12:43 AM
mishka I decided I need help with this. The guys who did my tint said they can take a look at the rear flaps install. so did a friend of mine. but until someone looks at it that's the only update I have.

Again, this thread is in reference to the flat mud flaps.
01-14-2013 07:51 AM
mishka I still haven't tried yet, but maybe I could find an easier way of getting the flap on, perhaps only using 2 screws instead of all 3.
I just need to be really patient, careful, and precise in order to get them on there without drilling too many excess holes in the flap haha!
01-13-2013 09:47 PM
Some Guy From NY
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So, looking at the rear wheelbase all you can see is the two bolts. I haven't tried anything with them yet because i'm still not postive as to what to do. I suppose I'll need to remove the bolts and see whats up, if anything usable is behind the felt.
Deeper in the rear wheel well on the felt cover is a small single hole. With the hard plastic splash guards, this is also used as a mounting point. A small metal clip is provided which snaps around this pre-drilled hole, and then a screw is inserted into the clip to hold the flap on. The other 2 screws you see are also used to mount the splash guards.

Just an FYI.
01-13-2013 09:16 PM
mishka
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Looks great! Glad you got it to work, now go wash your car!
thanks some guy. but cars are meant to get dirty on the outside

now I just need to figure out a way to do it on the rear wheelbase.
Yes, i've read ya'lls' posts about what to do:

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There are numerous screw/tapped locations behind the felt inner well. You can drill through it and mount to some of those. Just an FYI
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Unless they came with a bracket, youll probably have to make some for the rear because like earlier said, the torx bolts in the rear are recessed back into the liner. They probably dont drill the holes because they are probably used on a variety of different models.
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From the looks of the instructions I would say that you don't use the current mounting bolts at all but drill all new holes for the flaps.

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Go take a look at the rear fenders on your 2012+ focus and tell me where youre gonna drill new holes.

So, looking at the rear wheelbase all you can see is the two bolts. I haven't tried anything with them yet because i'm still not postive as to what to do. I suppose I'll need to remove the bolts and see whats up, if anything usable is behind the felt.
01-13-2013 06:53 PM
Some Guy From NY
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after a lot of trial and error (I drilled about a dozen holes in each flap before I got it right)... success! and I think it looks pretty good considering! Tell me what you think.

Looks great! Glad you got it to work, now go wash your car!
01-13-2013 05:29 PM
mishka after a lot of trial and error (I drilled about a dozen holes in each flap before I got it right)... success! and I think it looks pretty good considering! Tell me what you think.

01-13-2013 02:13 PM
Sonic_HedgeHog They're a universal design so do whatever you want.
01-13-2013 12:38 PM
mishka .... I just looked at this picture: http://www.partscheap.com/2012-2013-...550-aa-f12.htm
... and realized I did it wrong (assuming thats how it should look on the focus). I feel so stupid. I should have looked a the picture first... anyways I drilled the holes so that only that smooth part of the flap was showing, no the rougher looking material on inside. That means.... I have several holes in the area that should be showing.... crap.

well i'm gonna go remove them and figure out what to do. at least i have another extra set of 2 flaps for now...

somebody please tell me that picture is not accurate for mk3...

i mean you have to do all the measuremeants itself and the only guidline is to keep the clearance 6.5 inches otherwise youre on your own...
01-13-2013 10:58 AM
Sonic_HedgeHog There are numerous screw/tapped locations behind the felt inner well. You can drill through it and mount to some of those. Just an FYI
01-13-2013 10:54 AM
mishka I got my Ford flaps on the front yesterday. But I have to think of a way to mount them on the rear... will post pics.
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