Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 21:19:47 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Mudflaps on 900's


The old Volvos don't have the flight control flaps. I don't think any of the new one have them either. Just one other strange thing, Saab must have been optimistic. My turbo Volvo has an 85 mph speedometer, while my 8 valve Saab had a 125 mph speedometer. The turbo Volvo could easily do over 85 while the base engine Saab was lucky to do 80 downhill with a tailwind. Paul Halliday wrote: > in article abbpc7$ho8$1nopsamg1.svr.pol.co.uk, Toby Field at > tobyfieldnopsamail.com wrote on 08/05/2002 19:05: > > > Can anyone tell me why Saab 900's have mudflaps half way down on the > > underside of the car? This has always puzzled me. > > > > Thanks, > > > > -- > > Toby Field (UK) > > '93 9000 CSE 2.3T Auto > > 150,000 Miles > > They are lovingly known as "midflaps" and according to Saab lore (apart from > aiding the machine when in flight mode) were developed because of the > quality of Swedish roads, which are generally of a gritty surface, to > prevent bits of stone and other gubbins fouling up the rear brakes, etc. > > I was wondering though, do Volvos have a similar design? > > I'll make it my mission today to find out, so watch out Volvo drivers - I'll > be inspecting you :) > > Regards, > > Paul

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