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Work for Vito. I think it should fit Metris. Has anyone installed them before?

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Vito mud guard don't fit. Get the one's for Metris at your dealer.

I tried the one's for Vito I got on ebay and it did not fit on the Metris.
I was later able to get the Mud guards 4 set at my Mercedes dealer for around $180.00 and they fit just right.
 

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A W447 Vito is a Metris, the only differences being a Diesel engine, and the standard euro/American regulatory differences. The problem is the Vito thing you linked to was not for the W447 Vito, but the W639 Vito, the previous generation.
 

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Mud Splash Guard

:|I tried the Mud Guards for Vito I got on ebay but they did not fit. Later was able to get them from the MB dealer for $180 and fit Metris just right.
 

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I order the "mud flaps" in Vadim's post above from Ebay, $70 per pair.

Front install was a breeze. For each side you need to pop three plastic body panel rivets (pry the middle button completely out first, then pull the outside sheath), put the part in place, replace the rivets, put in two self-tapping screws. Turn the wheels out of the way to make space to work. The self-tapping screws require a t20 Torx bit and a relatively short driver handle. Do the screws by hand, don't over-tighten, would be very easy to strip out the plastic.

Rear install was a bear! Each flap goes on with 4 robust metal clips, 3 along the wheel well and one slightly smaller one underneath. The underneath clips were fine, but each in the wheel well was a struggle. I'm sure there's a spreader tool or something I was missing, but the clips were so narrow and stiff I fought mightily to get them on, grabbing each just so with a vice grip and rocking it back and forth while really leaning on it, hammering it through a wooden dowel once it found its track. They're solid as Sears for sure, but crazy how difficult - clearly I was missing something but the product didn't come with install instructions.

They look nice enough and will block a little road spray from sullying the lower body panels, but really looks just fine w/o them.too, and they're small so not making a huge difference. If doing it again I'd probably have a body shop pop on the back ones, and might point the $140 elsewhere altogether. But they look sharp eniugh, so I'm happy.
 

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I order the "mud flaps" in Vadim's post above from Ebay, $70 per pair.

Front install was a breeze. For each side you need to pop three plastic body panel rivets (pry the middle button completely out first, then pull the outside sheath), put the part in place, replace the rivets, put in two self-tapping screws. Turn the wheels out of the way to make space to work. The self-tapping screws require a t20 Torx bit and a relatively short driver handle. Do the screws by hand, don't over-tighten, would be very easy to strip out the plastic.

Rear install was a bear! Each flap goes on with 4 robust metal clips, 3 along the wheel well and one slightly smaller one underneath. The underneath clips were fine, but each in the wheel well was a struggle. I'm sure there's a spreader tool or something I was missing, but the clips were so narrow and stiff I fought mightily to get them on, grabbing each just so with a vice grip and rocking it back and forth while really leaning on it, hammering it through a wooden dowel once it found its track. They're solid as Sears for sure, but crazy how difficult - clearly I was missing something but the product didn't come with install instructions.

They look nice enough and will block a little road spray from sullying the lower body panels, but really looks just fine w/o them.too, and they're small so not making a huge difference. If doing it again I'd probably have a body shop pop on the back ones, and might point the $140 elsewhere altogether. But they look sharp eniugh, so I'm happy.

Do you have links for $70/pr?

Vadim's link is $93 and expired.
 

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How can you get the OEM rear mud guard to fit?
If you are referring to the provided U-shaped clips being extremely tight and very hard to slide into their slots, I got mine installed through a lot of force. I imagine that there's an install tool I needed but didn't have, either that or Mercedes technicians are all country strong. In the 3rd picture you can see these clips installed.


Rivets for the front:




One front rivet pulled:





Clips installed in the back:




Rear mud flap:




Front mud flap:

 

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I also run in the trouble install the read mud guard, it is impossible to install the clip, so I guess the dealership has special tool to open the clip to install them. But I was wrong. I bring it to the dealership and they take 2 hrs just install the rear mud guard, but when I got my van back, they have break off the top two piece of plastic since they have hammer too many thing, the plastic piece just break off and the three clip, they need to crack the bumper a bit in order to install the clip. I guess they figure it out there is no way to install the clip, so they just screw on two screws, one on top and one on bottom to fix it in place, so unprofessional. I will upload the picture later on.
 

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Sorry to hear your bad experience. I was considering mud flaps, but probably have to hold off for now until this issue gets solved...

Does it look okay to install only front flaps?

I also run in the trouble install the read mud guard, it is impossible to install the clip, so I guess the dealership has special tool to open the clip to install them. But I was wrong. I bring it to the dealership and they take 2 hrs just install the rear mud guard, but when I got my van back, they have break off the top two piece of plastic since they have hammer too many thing, the plastic piece just break off and the three clip, they need to crack the bumper a bit in order to install the clip. I guess they figure it out there is no way to install the clip, so they just screw on two screws, one on top and one on bottom to fix it in place, so unprofessional. I will upload the picture later on.
 

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I also run in the trouble install the read mud guard, it is impossible to install the clip, so I guess the dealership has special tool to open the clip to install them. But I was wrong. I bring it to the dealership and they take 2 hrs just install the rear mud guard, but when I got my van back, they have break off the top two piece of plastic since they have hammer too many thing, the plastic piece just break off and the three clip, they need to crack the bumper a bit in order to install the clip. I guess they figure it out there is no way to install the clip, so they just screw on two screws, one on top and one on bottom to fix it in place, so unprofessional. I will upload the picture later on.
Sorry to hear about your bad experience. I had to bend the clips open a bit, to varying degrees depending on placement as some of the slots are wider than others. This bending wasn't easy - slid a vice-grip pliers nose first as far into the clip as it would go, then forced it shut which spread the clip a little, then jammed in a screwdriver and mightily pried. With a LOT of force the clips bent open a little farther in tiny increments.

Mine are on quite firmly with no damage to the car, but it was definitely a sweaty struggle, not at all how the process should be.

I still think there's a tool for installing these clips - the little tabs cut at the ends of the clips have no purpose other than to engage a tool.
 

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Ok, I came to this forum for information regarding how to install these clips for the rear mudflap. I myself was in belief of there being some kind of special tool. There is not. This is how I installed them and they are extremely sturdy.


1.Place and line up whichever side mudflap you are working on onto vehicle.

2.Use a knife, razorblade, or marker & mark both sides of the black plastic tabs on the mudflap(3 in total), you will be making the marks on the plastic rear bumper itself. On the mudflap there are 3 plastic flexible light flaps, that are thin in the start and have a thick end to them, these are to pinch onto the vehicle after the clips are installed over them.

3. Remove the mudflap and use a sharp knife, razorblade etc to cut out the width of the marks you had made(slightly larger then the tabs on the mudflap) and make it flush to the outer edge of the bumper cover etc.

4. After cutting all those slots out, re-position the mudflap in place, bend the plastic tabs into the fender area(towards rear of vehicle), you might have to slightly pull the mudflap out and then push tab in/bend over to be able to get under the wheel well material.

5. There are two different sized clips that come with the kit, the smallest one is for the top most slot and the larger ones are for the bottom two.

6. Position clip over the bent over tab on the vehicle, use a rubber mallet, or dead blow hammer, and light tap the clip till it slides over and onto the vehicle(Yes you might have to smack it a bit hard).

7. Repeat for the remaining two clips/slots.(After this you can pull/tug on the mudflap and see just how sturdy this actually is.

8. There is a hole on the inside of the wheel well for a body clip or screw, for my kit it did not come with such thing but I did have some laying around. I used a philiphs screw driver to punch the hole in the wheel well material to push the pin threw.

9. On the underside of the vehicle there is a plastic tab that lays over/ontop of the plastic bumper/cover. I used a stainless steel coarse thread screw to go threw and into this.

10. Stand back and enjoy.

Side note:It is recommended to remove the tire for each side for this procedure.
 
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