No very easy to fit no drilling required fits into existing screws takes about 25 mins to fit all 4
easiest job I have ever done no need to take any wheels off just turn the fronts from side to side
you will need a small socket for one nut on each side of the front and simple screwdriver for
the remaing plastic headed screws got the mudflaps from my main Kia dealer.
I had the front ones fitted on my 2012 model Soul 2 afterI had the car a couple of weeks, but was told that they don't do them for the rear, they said they were in the pipeline but no sign in Kias accesories yet, seems odd to me they don't do both sets, they do save quite a bit of the splashing up the side and they look quite nice, just don't think they will save all the side splashing because they won't, how effective they are at stopping stones I have no idea but I think they will do the job quite well,,
I have now fitted the front and rear flaps ! Was easy enough, and they do finish the ' lines ' at the rear end.
As tempest noted in an earlier post, they could do with a bit of an extention, but the neighbour notice them strieght away !
Tempest and one or two others have had dreadfull problems with stone chippings on the body, I have not had the same problems at all. I have the odd one which as it is coming up tp 30k in two years I am not suprised,my main problem has been stone chips on the windscreen plus the replacement of the windscreen after a large chip just on the edge which cracked it big style.The mudflaps do finish the body off as well ,has anybody seen the wheel edging that you can have fitted on the outer edge rim of the wheel in all sorts of different colours to protect it from kerbing the wheels.?
I have just spotted what look like two stone chips on the rear passenger door.This is on my brand new Hunter so I am not best pleased even though they are really small. I also just noticed that both rear doors are fitted with a factory fitted protective film on a corner low down. It looks as though they are to guard against stone chips which, with the big 18" alloysthat stick out a bit, might well be trouble ahead.
I can't find the mudflaps on the Kia site though. A search saying "Kia Soul mudflaps" returns a nothing found answer.
Ring your dealer direct. The rear mudflaps on the 2012 were slow to be released, but all the mudflaps are now available for that model. If your constantly on gritted roads, i suggest you extend the standard mudflaps to give better protection.... simply buy some flexible rally style flaps and fit them over the top of the oem ones and trim them a bit wider and a bit longer. If you want pictures PM me your email address and i will send you some of mine.
I waited ages to get mudflaps for the front wheels. They finally came and I have fitted them.
They make no difference and I will have to extend them as suggested.
Easy to fit. Very smart - but useless.