Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 08:21:33 +0100
From: Paul Halliday <paul.hallidaynopsamin.net>
Subject: Re: Mudflaps on 900's


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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