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Old 11-25-2011, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 97mdrei View Post
"The wider fender flares on the 3.5 MSport (painted, in this case) are susceptible to chipping from debris thrown off the front tires (a small area behind rear tires is also vulnerable); particularly if you kept the 20s and didn't downsize. "
Okay, that's a different situation... and I think the automaker is to blame if it is a "design" flaw like that.

My 930 has its famous "shark fins" on the rear quarter panels to keep debris from the front tires hitting them and causing damage.

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