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2010 Prius Splash Guards - Yes or No

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by KJF, Jun 16, 2009.

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  1. KJF

    KJF Member

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    Any opinions on the pros and cons of adding splash guards to a 2010? I assume it cuts down on fuel efficiency? Are they necessary to protect paint/finish? Does it just depend on the kind of roads you are driving on? Readily available? Reasonably priced?Easy to install correctly?
  2. exbauer

    exbauer Active Member

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    i don't even think they are out yet. correct me if i am wrong. but, i would get them to keep the salt from kicking up the sides in the winter.
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  3. Gadgetdad

    Gadgetdad New Member

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    I don't care what they do to the mileage, the wheel wells look terrible! I can't believe they aren't finished off with some kind of trim. I am hoping Toyota is working on a solution. After a bit of rain there is quite a bit of splash up on the sides of the lower body. The rather fastidious Japanese engineers must be working on a fix for this.:eek:

    Lee
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  4. Bob_Stan

    Bob_Stan New Member

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    Not sure about a 2010, but on my 2009 there is absolutely no affect. The splash guards are shadowed almost entirely by the tire. I would doubt you would notice any mileage effect.
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  5. patsparks

    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    I concure with Bob_Stan, I saw no affect on fuel consumption after fitting mudflaps from the Prius Shop to my 2004 Prius.
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  6. dc202

    dc202 Member

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    The unfinished wheel wells are not good. I will buy anything available to fix this.
  7. ScarGo

    ScarGo Common Sense Conservative

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    When will the Splash guards be available?
  8. Gen 3 for me

    Gen 3 for me Junior Member

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    On my other vehicles where I purchased splash guards I feel it just moved the spray further back. For this reason I no longer purchase them. Wash and wax often is my solution.
  9. redmondprius

    redmondprius New Member

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    I would like to get some splashguards for our new Prius - even though it's still summer, there is a fair amount of road debris hitting the car just behind the wheels (after only about four days of driving). Am thinking about adapting some after-market models - will let you know if I go that route.

    In the mean-time, I use magnetic spash guards on my BMW - which might be the best answer for the Prius - both in terms of paint protection as well as aerodynamics. Anyone seen anything like these for a Prius?

    You will have to do a search for "magnetic stone guards" since this site won't let me post a direct link until I've had five posts.
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