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Mazda Mud Guards

[7/31/2007] Reviewed by: Michael Austin

Applicable to: '06+

Mazda O.E.M. Splash Guards (mudflaps)color matched, front and rear, for NC.

Decided to get these to try and keep the lower body cleaner and free of rock chips. Fit and finish is outstanding! Directions are very complete and installation straightforward. Did both in about 1 hour. Really does help to minimize splash through puddles, and hopefully reduce rock chips.

These things fit perfectly! No fudging, no adjusting, no auguring out holes to get stuff to line up. Wish all "bolt on" accessories were this good. They are a bit expensive, but I found on-line for $150 delivered for both front and rear. Looks good on the car, too! If you are thinking of getting a new MX-5, consider getting the dealer to "throw in" a set of these as a freebee. If you already have a car, then shop the on-line dealers in the vendor/sponsor area of this site. Around $150.00 and you're doing pretty good! Highly recomended. You really can put them on yourself. Only tools needed are an 8mm socket or wrench, a phillips screw driver, and a pocket knife. The instructions seem a bit over-done, but they are very, very good. Who'd a thought that mud flap bolts had a torque spec or there was an after completion checklist? Like I said, I'm impressed!

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


[3/22/2004] Reviewed by: Doug Russo - dougrusso@charter.net

Applicable to: '99 +

Small Painted Mazda Rear Mud Guards

These mud guards are of high quality and are a perfect color match. The installation on my 2001 was very easy and they look great. To install, you remove a pre-cut plastic tab from the wheel well and mount using the provided screws. It took less than 30 minutes for both. They successfully keep most of the dirt off of the rear fender and prevent scratches from any stones that the tires kick up. I ordered the guards from Trussville Mazda. Price, service, and shipping were excellent.

Highly Recommend

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


[3/10/2002] Reviewed by: Will White - wawhite@cox.net

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Factory mud flaps, front and rear, painted to match factory body color.

Fit perfectly. They should be standard from the factory.

The translated instructions and hard to reference drawings make the project more difficult that it is. I removed the wheels for ease of access. Why do Japanese companies continue to sell products with poorly translated instructions? Someone in the Mazda corporate office could improve the instruction sheet that comes with these mud flaps. Fortunately the actual product is high quality. Once I figured out what type of fastener or clip to use where, the job took about 10-15 mintues per mud flap. The rear are easier than the front. One bonus of this install was discovering a mass of leaves and other plant debris collecting at the bottom of the front wheel well mud guards. I was glad to find and remove this stuff before it caused rust. Even if you aren't going to install mud flaps, you should remove the plastic screws holding the mud guards in place and remove any "stuff" that has collected there. I try not to park under shedding trees, but obviously the pr! evious owner of this '99 did.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


[5/15/2001] Reviewed by: John Dachik - ochslist@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Front and rear mud guards that conform to wheel wells.

Easy to install. Attaches with some funky clips which slide onto the predrilled holes (91 and up) in the wheelwell, and then tighten down when the screws thread through them.

Serves both style and function. Look better painted IMHO. Pics at: http://www.geocities.com/jdachik/Miata.html

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


[4/11/2001] Reviewed by: Kevin Fein - kfein@excite.com

Applicable to: '99 +

Painted Mazda Front and Rear Mud Guards.

The fit and finish matched my Silver 1999 great. The rear set instructions were clear and it took little effort to install. The instructions for the front set were close to. I guessed right eventually. The rears took under 30 minutes to install, the fronts an hour.

I purchased the mud guards sets from Performance Buyers Club for 51.95 ea., but they were dropped shipped from Roebuck/Trussville Mazda. Arrived in 2 days with all parts. Look good. Quality parts.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


[4/7/2001] Reviewed by: Greg Sample - greg.sample@boeing.com

Applicable to: '99 +

Mud guards for Miata

Installed the rear ones. They went on simple and the directions were very straight forward.

Paid the extra $10 and got them prepainted. They match the car (red) nicely and look good. Screws and fasteners work as primary support but double-sided tape holds curved surface to body. Instructions say use (white gasoline) to clean for tape application.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


[2/26/2000] Reviewed by Andy Russell - andyrussell@home.com

Applicable to '99 + 1.8 liter

Mazda Factory Rear Mud Guards for M2

I ordered the rear mud guards after noticing that a lot of mud/water is kicked up onto the body by the rear tires. I decided not to get the front guards because I might add side sills in the near future.

I ordered the guards from Puente Hills Mazda, out of the Miata magazine. They had the lowest prices and their service staff was very helpful.

Installation is a very easy, the instructions are pretty clear, and the finished look is great. The mud guards don't keep everything off the body, but they do function, and they make the rear end look a lot more aggressive.

I was worried about the adhesive foam tape not holding the guards flush against the body, but so far, after 3 months, there are no gaps to be found.

Removal should be easy, but adheasive foam tape may leave some residue.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Reviewed by: frank ferreira - frankj@mhv.net

Look great perfect color match not quite as easy to install as older style but not too bad. Flaps seem to be a little smaller probably will stop rock chips but do not keep the body as clean during a rain storm as the older style did.


Pre-'99 Mudguards

[6/29/2000] Reviewed by Roger Harman - roger.harman@promark.ab.ca

Applicable to '90 - '97

Mazda mud guards bought from a local dealer where Miata Club members gat a discount.

I had them painted at a local shop - $80 CDN (about $55 US) - look great. Make the car look wider and lower from the back. Protects tha car as well. Very easy to install.

 Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Reviewed by: Ty Pierce - tpierce@lib.drury.edu

Mud guards that protect the body from mud and rocks thrown by the tires.

I was very surprised to see that no one had reviewed the mud guards for the Miata.

Immediately after getting my 1992 white Miata, I noticed that the tires are very wide and sit several inches outside the wheel-wells. This means that any rocks or mud that the tires threw up would chip my paint. I shopped the internet and I found that the best price was at Roebuck Mazda. I ordered the mudflaps, and after receiving them installed them in less than a half an hour. They look great, and they protect the paint perfectly. In the installation, all holes matched, and it was a very simple task.

I am extremely satisified with the mud guards and the service that I received from Marshall at Roebuck Mazda. Some sources state that you should paint the mud guards. This costs money, and I love the way the black guards look on my white Miata.


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