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Why? Just because?
R171 (your car) comes with them

This thread was for the members that had theirs fall off and were looking for replacements
 

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.... I always wondered what purpose they served.
IIRC, it was to comply with regulation that the width of the body needs to extend beyond the outer wall of the installed tires by so many centimeters.

My pre-facelift R171 did not come with them from the factory.
 

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R171 (your car) comes with them
No, actually, mine does not. My Wife's 2016 MX-5 has them and I always wondered what purpose they served.
Its a look thing
Like a boot lip spoiler etc
It gives the car a look / design and to stand out a little .
And of course so it can have wider tyres etc .

Why does the Amg 55 black series have it extended round the top arch ?
 

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Well unless someone removed it from LeftyS7 (if he is not the original owner), he has a fl r171 and should have it, no? :D
 

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Well unless someone removed it from LeftyS7 (if he is not the original owner), he has a fl r171 and should have it, no? :D
Yes he should have it on maybe he has the non performance aerodynamic pack ommited from his car ;)

Resulting in more drag and less performance without the ears fitted . >:D
 

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No, they don't make em. I could cover em but the wind would blow the 3m off :D
 

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If you are in U.S. Pep Boys Store sell the pair for $20
 
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