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  • I know this is an old thread.... I have just completed an 8000 km trip through central Australia, and crawled under the back of my Prado when I got back and was astounded at the rock damage to the underside of the car - for example the front edge of the towball frame has most of its paint taken off.

    My Prado is a 2015 face lift GLX. Does anyone have any idea if the newer cars have the longer flaps fitted, and if not if you can get longer flaps or just have to make them up yourself?

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    • Originally posted by LeadWings View Post
      ...Does anyone have any idea if the newer cars have the longer flaps fitted, and if not if you can get longer flaps or just have to make them up yourself?
      I have the same model as you and checked out my local dealer today (Chadstone, VIC) and they confirmed the issue was resolved on the face lift models.

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      • Originally posted by Tailshaft View Post
        I have the same model as you and checked out my local dealer today (Chadstone, VIC) and they confirmed the issue was resolved on the face lift models.
        yes I spoke to my dealer and he confirmed it was the old models.

        However, the damage my car saw with the mud flaps as they come from the factory was extensive - they are ok for protecting the panel behind the wheel, but do nothing for the underside of the car/trailer.

        You can see the damage to the tow bar and fuel tank guard in the first and second photos below - and they don't really show how much there was, or the damage to the trailer. Third and forth photos show the stone guard I have built.
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        • Nice job! Would keep the rocks down that would normally head towards the stone guard on the trailer as well

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