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How to install the model x mud flaps?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Pony, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Pony

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    I just purchased a set of mud flaps ans I'm just wondering if I need to drill the holes for installing the mud flaps?
    The other holes on the splash guard do not have holes on the Tesla.
    How should I do?
    Do you have any tips for installing it ?
    Thanks.
     
  2. RoBoRaT

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    Which kind did you get, pls show.

    If you have these, may have to drill a small pilot hole for the 2 screws - which I did to make it easier to install the screws. 20191211_182641.jpg 20191211_184351.jpg
     
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    This is the one I got, looks the same - but came with all the hardware.

    I suggest install just the fronts for now - I have not installed the rear, not really needed in my opinion.

    Install is straight forward.
    Turn the wheel all the way to the right ( for right/passenger side flap). It makes it easier to use tools that way (more space to work with).

    The plastic base for the push clips go over the mud guard - not under it.





    Mixsuper Splash Guards ABS Mud Flaps for Tesla Model X Molded Custom Fit Front and Rear Fender Cover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z3P24GJ/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_nXNiEbEXAD46R

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  5. Pony

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    If I install both front anf rear, how many holes need to be drilled?
     
  6. RoBoRaT

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    2 holes each side, for 2 screws on each flap.

    The rest, you will be replacing the push-clips. No drilling new holes for those.

    I did not use the metal clips - they are somewhat loose. 20200117_200418.jpg
     
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    I Installed the same set, but did the fronts and rears. I opted to use the plastic push clips, but purchased some from Tesla (there a little smaller then the ones provided). so there was no metal to have rust. And then also if I wanted to remove, I could just install the push clips back into holes and make it look somewhat oem.
     

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    Great idea. I'll replace the metal screws with them push clips.
     
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    Yea, I wasn’t sure if I’d want to keep them on for the summer and wanted a easy way to get them on/off and didn’t want to see empty holes in the plastic. Figured no one would really notice the two extra push clips there if I were to remove them. But I actually like the way they look so I think I’m gonna keep them on all year. Plus can’t hurt, it will protect the sides all year long.
     
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