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Author Topic: Rubber "Fender Skirts"  (Read 2488 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2013, 08:52:49 AM »

Here is a shot of the front wheel without skirt.
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2013, 05:28:24 PM »

Those look nice and clean . Thanks for the pictures.

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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2013, 09:06:39 AM »

The front rubber fender skirts do have a tendency to reduce the amount of muck thrown up on an MCI and pre-Buffalo GMC driver's exterior mirror when running in the rain. No real effect on an Eagle or Buffalo, due to mirror placement.

OTOH, pulling into a steep driveway ramp at full lock can quickly split one.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2013, 10:06:04 AM »

   Buffalo have mirrors in same place as pre buffalo.
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2013, 11:45:29 AM »

Buffalo have mirrors in same place as pre buffalo.

Chessie -

IBME that the different shape of the OEM mirror arm and mirror head of a Buffalo somehow didn't get as mucked up as the older GM hiway models did when running in the rain. (Let alone an MCI 7, 8 or 9!)

Dunno why, perhaps due to a different airflow pattern around them?  Perhaps because the driver sits lower in a Buffalo, thus the mirrors are lower, thus changing the way front wheel muck is thrown at them?  Perhaps because of the larger rubber fender skirts on a Buffalo's front wheels?  I just don't know.

But I do remember not having to reach thru the toll window to wipe them off as often as I did for the others.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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