"not on your life!"
"I've no choice, it was a mandatory requirement."
"fuck you, leave them on...I LIKE them!"
we tend, or prefer, to forget that Porsches have split personalities; exquisitely sophisticated women who can go from dancing a tango to pulling eight plugs out of an M28.01 engine. most can only see them as ceremonial playthings preferring to pamper rather than unleash the restless tomboy she occasionally wants to be. but what good is a woman who doesn't like to get down and dirty with her man?
according to Porsche's parts catalog, they were available for 1978-1986 928s. they weren't necessarily offered for '87s and up because they went to the integrated bumper design; the lower half of the fender sheet metal aft of the rear wheel was cut off to accommodate the lower "cladding" part of the bumper for a more integrated look. not as robust a location for pinning this mudflap design. but that's not to say that the mud flaps can't be installed, they can but the attachment point will be polyurethane rather than metal. below is a shot by Rennlister Erkka Vilhuer of an S4 with the flaps attached.
- 928 559 383 02 - Schmutzfänger links für Porsche 928 (€48,64)
- 928 559 384 02 - Schmutzfänger rechts für Porsche 928(€48,64)
- 928 559 385 02 - desk pad - qty: 2
- N 010 264 4 - hexagonal bolt M5 x 20 - qty: 2
- 900 910 008 02 - lock nut M5 - qty: 3
- 928 559 386 02 - bracket - qty: 1 (mistake? quantity should be 2?)
- 928 559 389 02 - clamp - qty: 5
what I couldn't find was such an option for Norway (M066 Version for Norway) and Finland (M067 Version for Finland) where Schmutzfänger hinten was affixed to it. I also couldn't verify such a stipulation under each's country code (C13 Finland and C21 Norway)...but I'm still looking.
had they offered the chrome mud flap honey to tart up such an austere accessory, their appeal might've been enhanced. hell, if the chaps at RGruppe can flaunt such a campy signature of the working class, why couldn't we?
928 mudflaps pictured above can be found and purschased here: http://www.classicshop.porsche.com