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Old 15-05-2018   #16
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Re: Question about rear wheel moldings

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I think they're there to stop spray and mud marks on the side of the car. Kind of a mini mud flap. Simple as that.
But why only that short fragment then? Wouldn't it make more sense to make the extension as long as possible, to cover as much estate on the side of the car as possible?
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But why only that short fragment then? Wouldn't it make more sense to make the extension as long as possible, to cover as much estate on the side of the car as possible?
Not really. They wouldn't be able to flog accessories like a set of full sized mud flaps then. Project the key area such as the boot lip, so that customers are satisfied, anything more you pay for.
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Re: Question about rear wheel moldings

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Here is a video that shows the arch extension, on an Audi RS3 for the USA market (at 3:45 ...):

https://youtu.be/ZBiYn0l47XQ?t=225
I thought it was initially styling but when VeneziaBlue came up with this explanation I believe this is the reason. I looked at where my flares sit on the wheelarch and could envisage with 225 tyres they'd be just covered by it.

Would have been perhaps an idea to flare the wheelarches all around just a touch. Maybe not to the extent of an Audi A6 allroad, but a little. Maybe they didn't go that way to cost save and/or to maintain the "cute" look.
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Re: Question about rear wheel moldings

Looking at the photos it does look like they’re to stop spray hitting the paintwork from the back wheels
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