Decided to take the wrapping of parts into my own hands, after having a little spat with Putheara earlier today (we hugged it out, bitches) about time, laziness, and general DGAF'erry I have all my parts and supplies sitting in the back of the WRX. This weekend should be fun, ha! I'll be rolling around in the Lexus while the Subaru sits garaged and apart :)
I ain't mad, shit happens and after communicating with Putheara we finally understood where each other was coming from. His busy schedule and my general lack of patience was met and agreed upon that I should just nut up and take it on myself. So here's to learning something new and practicing what I have come to preach...
Welp after starting off the day returning the damaged carbon/kevlar for the hood of the WRX, something I didn't want to have to do, things took a turn for the positive :) Thanks to Greg for sending me over a photo of his wrb WRX with his mudflaps installed. Looking good man!!
**As of today (Tues, Oct. 5th) the red FLAPATAX mudflaps are on back order. My apologies to those of you who have ordered a set of RED mudflaps within the last week. I have emailed those whose orders have been affected. Will update once the new shipment is in.
Limited run of RED FLAPATAX mudflaps are here!! The cut shown below is for the 2004-2008 Subaru Forester :) Thanks to Phil for finally getting me to look into getting RED out there.
*PLEASE NOTE: We suggest removing mudguards before installing your Flapatax Mudflaps. We cannot guarantee fitment if you have mudguards on your car already and it could cause rubbing*
When sending your payment through PayPal please include:
NAME, EMAIL, CAR (Year/Make/Model - sedan/wagon/hatchback/coupe),
Flapatax color (now in White), and mudflap DESIGN (Original or Simplified)
SHIPPING - I try to have your order shipped within 2-3 business days of receiving it (M-Fri) and have the confirmation number to you same day.
COST is $45 picked up ($55 picked up for 08+ Subaru STi Wagons and 11+ WRX Wagons) and$55 shipped ($65shipped for 08+ Subaru STi Wagons and 11+ WRX Wagons). Prices apply to orders within the US. Please contact us about international shipping rates.
Don't hesitate to email me with any and all questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
The installation for any and all FLAPATAX Mudflaps is basically the same, the holes are just found in different places. Please don't hesitate to email, email@example.com, me if you need further instruction!
Install time is 15-20 minutes
1. Notice the hardware
2. Turn the wheels so you have room to work. Remove the clips holding the front wheel well.
3. Pay attention to these 2 holes. Then place the u-nuts on those 2 holes.
4. It should look like this.
5. Place the wheel well back. Then place the flap and bolt in. Make sure it is tight.
6. The front is now done.
The installation of the rears is the same process :)
There hasn't been a lot of activity on here, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few changes and improvements. I wanted to address some of the more important things, like shipping, payment and how to get your hands on a set of your very own FLAPATAX.
I also wanted to clear up some things about what my goal with FLAPATAX is as far as "the competition".
I did not start this to dominate a certain market or to necessarily compete with other companies that do the same thing. I went into this wanting a set of mudflaps for my friends and I that were affordable, but also reliable and durable. I definitely believe that I have achieved this and that there is always going to be room for improvement. I value all the opinions and suggestions that I have received from friends and customers, thus far :) In short, am I here to be the next "big thing"? No, at least not intentionally lol.
What I am here to do is provide people with something that is not only affordable, but can stand up to products that cost twice as much.
Now that, that is out of the way lets get down to total cost and shipping.
The PRICE has certainly changed since we started producing them only 6 months ago, but that is only a reflection of the hardware necessary to maintain the simplicity of installation while keeping it tough enough to stand up to some of the elements you guys put them through! :P
What you get:
Set of polyurethane front and rear mudflaps
Hardware to install all 4 mudflaps (+bracket and hardware for 08+ STi/WRX)
and 2 1x2.5inch FLAPATAX decals (Colors available, here - If not specified 2 BLACK decals will be provided)
How much you PAY:
$55 picked up - 08+ STi Wagon/11+ WRX Wagon
$65 shipped - 08+ STi Wagon/11+ WRX Wagon
Right now I accept PayPal only via firstname.lastname@example.org
I know this isn't the most convenient way for you guys to order, but hopefully later this year (mid-summer) we'll have a proper site up and running :)
I use USPS for SHIPPING out orders and try to ship within 2-3 business days (M-Fri) of receiving an order and have the confirmation number to you same day.
There are several places to get a hold of me if not through email. I post on SLCSubaru.com under the usernames - Pumpkyn and FLAPATAX. I also have a vendor section on SLCSubaru.com that can be found here along with photos from other FLAPATAX customers and general discussion.