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Well the topic says it all. I ordered 2 sets of 2 mudflaps to install on my Sonata making that mod number 2. Window tinting was the first.
 

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i ended up buying a generic set of flaps from pep boys, couldnt wait. post a pic of what the real ones look like installed. id like to see if i need to upgrade. thanks
 

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I am looking for pictures of the Hyundai mud flaps installed that Shark Racing sells. While I am not a fan of the looks of any mud flaps I do like my paint, and PA roads suck. If anyone that has installed them could help out... Thanks.
 

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ordered mine from shark, bit of a bear to install the front ones because of the tire in the way and too lazy to remove the tire...
Tried a stubby screw driver, still to big.
So used a screw driver bit with vice grips holding the bit by the side. Worked like a charm, just took longer.
the far inside screw was the hardest because you cant see it, but you can use a normal length screw driver on that one at least. I could take a picture if you like.
 

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I have a Radiant Silver GLS and I bought the mud flaps from Shark Racing. Took me about an hour to install them. Longest time was the first one because I had to figure out all of the ways I could get a stubby screwdriver to fit the space between the front wheels and the wheel well. After that the rest were a breeze.

Do a search on mud flaps in the forum. I'm sure you'll find plenty of photos. This is one of the originals:

http://www.hyundai-forums.com/index.php?showtopic=47286

Enjoy!
 

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Turn the steering wheel all the way to once side before you start. Then you can use any screwdriver without issue.

Took me 20 minutes. I'd advise cleaning the body panels in the area the flaps will overlap first.
 

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Here are a few images of the install of the stock mud flaps. My Dealer had them in two days and charged me $44.98 tax included for the four of them. They come in a set of two, left and right. I am not sure they are really adding anything to the vehicle, I will have to live with them for a while and see how it goes. Very easy to install, for the fronts just turn the wheel one direction for the widest access and the opposite direction for the other side. The one screw not on the wheel well itself is the most difficult to access and it took maybe five minutes to do one whole flap.

The back ones are a tad bit harder to do since you really need a short phillips head screw driver or a right angle one. Don't forget that underneath the bumper is where the third screw goes for the back. I say screw but it is more like a pop rivet than a screw. No special tools required ANYONE who has ever touched a screw driver could do this project in a short while. Please let me know what you think.











 

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a lil too subtle for my tastes.....hopefully you like them
 

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Nice photos, Bingo Steve, thanks for posting them.

I noticed that they are a bit subtle when I saw them at my dealer, too, but one could say that this is a "good thing" since they don't detract from the overall look.

Can you tell if they make a difference on the area of the paint they supposedly are protecting?
 

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Decided not to wait for Bingo Steve's reply and ordered the mud guards from Shark Racing on July 27th.

Got them today. They have the "Hyundai" name and logo all over the packaging so I feel certain they are the same that my dealer wanted $195 to install.

Rear ones install easily especially if you have the right tool.

Image of "right tool" - ($2.00 at local Flea Market.)


There's a trick to the front ones - install them both at the same time. Move the wheels all the way to one direction and you can easily get to the two outer screws on one side and the inner screw on the other side. Then turn the wheels all the way the other direction which will give you easy access to the inner and outer screws on the opposite sides.

Once you've removed the screws, install both front mud guards at the same time. You'll have access to the outer screws on one side easily and the inner screw on the other side (Finger tighten the two outer screws on that side just to align them). Then move the wheels all the way to the opposite direction and you can tighten the screws that are now more clear of the wheels on each side.

Total time maybe 20-30 minutes according to how slow you screw and how many beers you drink.

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Put mine on Saturday. Probably took me between 45 min and an hour. Phillips head drill bit held by a pair of vise grips is not fast. The front one in the back probably gave me the most trouble since you can't see it. (I also moved the car once, refilled my drink (twice) and had to change my seating position every 2 mins...)

But I'm happy with it. If I didn't know better, I wouldn't know they were there.
 
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