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I couldn’t find any previous threads on this, so apologies if I missed one.

Does anyone have any photos of their Touring Sports with mudflats fitted? Looks like a full set is only £30ish which is very cheap compared to years ago when I last tried to buy some and they were £150 a set (for a Citroen!). 
 

Despite ‘googling’ I just can’t find any images that would be useful for me making the decision to buy them.

Also, any experiences of fitting / using them, even without photos?

Many thanks, as always! Great forum 🙂

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Hi AKLZ

Here are my photos posted previously. I had these fitted at the dealer so no personal experience. 

In Nov 2019 the mud flaps cost £94.20 fitted, Bumper protection £75.94, & scuff Plates £160.12. A steal (from me from the garages point of view. 😠) but I didn't want any comeback on warranty etc.

Remember to tell your insurers, it may be considered a modification

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Jiff, thanks so much for this. This is *exactly* what I was hoping for. 

They look great, and I am sure I will add them to mine now. 

Fair point re: insurers / modifications, though I think mudflaps should be ok.

 

What exactly is "bumper protection"? And how do the scuff plates look?

Thanks in anticipation.

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You can just see the bumper protection if you zoom into the rear of the main picture. Its a black plastic strip which covers the corner or the rear bumper to help protect it if you pull things in and out of the boot. I sit in the boot to take off muddy boots after a walk so it stops the boots from scratching the bumper, ( I can't bend to much nowadays 😄) its not much of a thing for the price. I think they do an aluminium version as well.

The scuff plates are similar for the door cills to help stop scratching them. The picture is from ebay, I think mine is similar the price was for front and rear doors. The car is at the doctors at the moment (Rodent ate my wiring) & I can't remember if it says Corolla or Hybrid 🤣.

 

Genuine Toyota Corolla Touring Sport Scuff Plates for sale online | eBay

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Again thanks! I thought you meant front bumper. That looks really good - I will look into getting these!

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Good looking accessories. 👍 All these including different alloy wheels sizes, patterns are classed as accessories and no need to be mentioned to your insurance. As long as they are standard sizes and genuine Toyota products. This what I have from Aviva last year, but if you in doubt ask your provider , they might have different policies. 

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1 hour ago, TonyHSD said:

Good looking accessories. 👍 All these including different alloy wheels sizes, patterns are classed as accessories and no need to be mentioned to your insurance. As long as they are standard sizes and genuine Toyota products. This what I have from Aviva last year, but if you in doubt ask your provider , they might have different policies. 

This is how you can get caught out unfortunately. What's ok for one insurer is not ok for another. Always ask your current insurer to be clear on anything you change or add to your vehicle. It's a mine field these days. Even adding a space saver wheel. It's getting stupid with some insurers.

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19 hours ago, AKLZ said:

I couldn’t find any previous threads on this, so apologies if I missed one.

Does anyone have any photos of their Touring Sports with mudflats fitted? Looks like a full set is only £30ish which is very cheap compared to years ago when I last tried to buy some and they were £150 a set (for a Citroen!). 
 

Despite ‘googling’ I just can’t find any images that would be useful for me making the decision to buy them.

Also, any experiences of fitting / using them, even without photos?

Many thanks, as always! Great forum 🙂

I did have some photos of a dealer demo car that had them, but unfortunately I’ve deleted them now. I remember they were quite small, and subtle. 
 

Try a search on autotrader (nationwide) for the same colour car as yours, one of them is bound to have them fitted 👍

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I was told by insurers tell us anything that's different, for instance if you're say a Liverpool supporter and have a supporters badge fixed to the car, when you park in say Millwall or Chelsea etc. etc. your car may be more likely to be vandalised so they may up the premium. Also adding anything may increase the repair cost, for instance the mud flaps etc have a cost so they may not cover them if you hadn't told them. 

Just remember insurers don't like paying out money. Don't make it easy for them to find fault. I'm on page 3 of my notes re my rodent wiring damage claim at present. They told me they'd repair it but getting a piece of paper or email is proving difficult. I've already talked to my insurers and their underwriters, I think I'll soon be talking to the Lloyds "names" who actually pay 😖!

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Mud flaps arrived - £27 from Toyota Official Store (on eBay), and arrived one day later in official Toyota box, so assume all good!

Will fit them this weekend 🙂

 

Acquiring (aftermarket)  rubber mats is the next job as we like lots of walks and although the official brand new Corolla carpet mats are excellent at resisting dirt / easy cleaning, I feel rubber will be better for winter walks... though I dont think they look as nice in the cabin. 

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I’m happy to report that my official Toyota mud flaps arrived for the grand total of £32 (not £27 as per my post above) and were very easy to fit; taking me about 60 minutes in total (which includes generally taking my time, faffing, double checking instructions etc).

You do need a 10mm torque wrench ideally, which I had, but otherwise I think anyone could fit them.

‘They’re very secure once in place and I think they’re very svelte and unobtrusive.

The mud flaps on my last car did wear through the paint layer down to the plastic where they rested on the panels. Not an issue if you never remove the mud flaps, but the design on these is the same. Micro vibrations will eventually leave deep marks in the paint where they’re fitted (which won’t be visible if you don’t remove them). Worth noting if you planned to fit them just for the summer, for example (I don’t think anyone would ever fit mud flaps temporarily but I just mention it).

I’d post photos but I’m a little unsure whether the forum strips geotags before uploading and I need to get an app to do this first.

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£32 for all 4 or only 2? I was about to purchase some last year as my car gets beautiful in winter motorways driving, but the price was uncomfortable high, plus I was in doubt about aerodynamics after putting 4 mud guards, perhaps will be insignificant but I just left that project unfinished. 
The picture of my car after few days work in the winter of 2018.

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£32 for all 4, with all bolts and fixtures.

They won’t affect aerodynamics at all, they’re pretty small, but seem to do a very good job!

Oddly, the Auris ones from ToyotaUK are £49 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-OEM-Toyota-Auris-Hatchback-Front-Rear-Mud-Flap-Guard-Set-2014-Onwards-/321860401002?hash=item4af05ff76a

I can’t get a link to mine as they’re now sold out. 
 

EDIT; this might work?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Toyota-Corolla-Front-Rear-Mudflaps-Set-Black-2019-5300802060-/223444042925?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292

 

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I decided to have mud flaps fitted to all tyres arches and they sort of work in that there is less muck on the car than before. However the rear hatchback door gets a liberal coating of mud/dirt but its less of an effort wiping it off using a sponge and small painters bucket. I suppose that also indicates that there is less muck  on the rear of the car. I live in Lincolnshire where tractors and HGV's leave a lot of mud and farm muck on the road so its a good test of how dirty your car can really get.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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