Member Since: 19 Jul 2016
Just a quick one, I wondered if anyone had ever fitted spray suppression to their D3/4?
The back of my D4 is always filthy this time of year, I noticed today on the M6 toll, there was no rain, just a wet road, but my rear window was looked like it was in a downpour, there was that much water hitting it.
On the trucks, they have suppression fitted to reduce the spray from the wheels.
It's this kind if stuff, I wondered if anyone had ever fitted any to a D4 and if it worked..
I run GG AT3s and have mud guards all round, but no running boards.
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Location: South Derbyshire
I am guessing it won't make much difference if at all!
The reason that I say that is SWMBO has a Tiguan that has said suppression fitted to it as standard, and the back of her car (of late in this appealing weather) is identical to my Disco.
I think the sheer size of our beasts and the amount of free-air that goes under the chassis, it scoops the air mid-frame (and collects gallons of water to boot) as opposed to just the wheel arches lifting it up.
Methinks keep your money in your wallet.
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13th Dec 2019 11:46 am
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Especially if you use your LR off road these would be a nightmare...we have them on our horsebox lorry and are thus travelling around the rural lanes near us.... you would not believe how much mud they hold and I am forever trying to hose them clean ...
Unfortunately they are more mud catchers than spray suppressors..
13th Dec 2019 11:54 am
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A rear spoiler can sometimes alter the flow of air over the back window and stop some of the spray getting up there.
they are more mud catchers than spray suppressors.
I gave up on them for that reason, a great heap of mud on the drive which needed to be cleaned off.
I have a friend who has a "drive over" underside pressure wash in his drive, remotely operated. It's not a bad idea, cleans the mud off the underside, doesn't help with the body work, and still means you have to clear the mud from the drive.
My answer a pressure washer used in an area of the drive which drains off to an Aco A15 Drainage Channel:-
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13th Dec 2019 12:04 pm
Member Since: 19 Jul 2016
"drive over" underside pressure wash in his drive
I have a similar thing nearby my house
I make a point of going through regularly in the winter to keep the salt at bay..
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They are called clearpass and they are a living nightmare on the trucks, very old fashioned tech that was around when I started on them 35 yrs ago, their speciality is to get chock full of mud then stay full of said mud, which then weighs a ton and starts to damage the truck from the massively incresed weight pulling on the fixings.
The only time they get properly cleaned out of all the mud is for their annual mot test!
If you catch them reversing you will do an awful lot of damage to your car.
Spraydown spray supression on the other hand is the mutts nuts, never clogs and seems to do a good job, to look at them you cannot believe they work, but work they do.
I am sure if you search on here it was a common mod to fit series rubber spray flaps, they will stilll catch reversing off road, but for a road motor might be worth a try?
13th Dec 2019 1:34 pm
Member Since: 22 Sep 2010
Heavy duty mud flaps can reduce mpg by as much as 3mpg, fact! Have Honda got the answer?- on one of their estate models they fit a hand held water spray gun in the rear door, I get the impression it’s an extension of the rear window washer, I could be wrong, they claim it can be used for washing muddy wellies, rear window or the dog It can when others can't,
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