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What is this called?

While browsing the web, randomly I came up with some slk part that I wished to know what that is called.



What is the right term for that? I tried like "mud protector" and just got images to those are used on the bottom & back of the tyre.

Anyone can take me from ignorance here?
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Post your vin, the picture is blurry. I'm not sure if thats standard for your model or some kind of aftermarket item.


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We call them pig ears but in epc they have real name I can't recall


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I believe they are referred to as "Quarter Panel Moldings". But as the Sarge says, we affectionately refer to them as "Pigs Ears".

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so i went into epc and that piece is called

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'cover'. that is on a 320

left cover is a1708800705
right cover is a1708800805


I like pig ears better


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so i went into epc and that piece is called

get ready

'cover'. that is on a 320

left cover is a1708800705
right cover is a1708800805


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Wouldn't you know it........that description could "cover" a lot of things! I guess "pig's ears" says it better.

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also called a cover on a 350


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Geez, These are pigs ears. Those look like pieces of chrome.
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thanks for the info!

When you say epc, you are referring to?
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epc is the:

EPCnet Online is the official Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC site for hosting spare parts documentation for Mercedes-Benz cars and light trucks sold in the USA.

EPCnet is a browser-based Electronic Parts Catalog which allows the user to specify virtually every spare part for the models covered. An intuitive graphical user interface permits easy navigation through the extensive parts catalog. Tutorials are available at no charge to help familiarize both new and experienced users with the Mercedes-Benz spare parts group system and the selection of the appropriate part for your particular vehicle.

https://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data...d-free-us.html


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I see, I'll check it very soon. Thank you.
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They sell it in local auto part (Pep Boys) in US for $20/pairs. This one is the same the R171 used.
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