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Anyone know why the crv was designed this way? Is it common for vehicles to be like this?

Just went through a car wash and found it very difficult to clean all the mud off the inside of the wheel wells. They seem to be lined with carpet, and not just a smooth plastic, the mud sticks to it!

And another weird thing is this little hole in the mudflap, they allow the mudflap to fill up with rocks and mud, and extremely hard to get totally cleaned out.

Why did they do this?

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Anyone know why the crv was designed this way? Is it common for vehicles to be like this?

Just went through a car wash and found it very difficult to clean all the mud off the inside of the wheel wells. They seem to be lined with carpet, and not just a smooth plastic, the mud sticks to it!

And another weird thing is this little hole in the mudflap, they allow the mudflap to fill up with rocks and mud, and extremely hard to get totally cleaned out.

Why did they do this?

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I also wonder the same thing. When I saw it on my 2017 I was a bit bummed they went that route.


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Rear wheel wells, right?

I noticed this early on on my 2017 when inspecting it as soon as I got it home. I saw the material on the rear wheel wells, but not the front ones. The front wheel wells have a more customary plastic, with some indent ridging (probably for rigidity and anti-vibration of the material) It's not carpet, but a plastic with a carpet like texture of sorts.

My guess is the choice of materials is more for sound dampening then any other reason.

I don't drive in muddy environments so I have not had to deal with issues of cleaning out the accumulations you are dealing with. I also do not have any holes in the plastic mudflap... though there are a number of depressions and ridges (again, I'm sure for rigidity of the light weight materials).

Thing is.. these modern vehicles look to be of fairly robust materials, but if you start to take them apart, they are a carefully choreographed set of flimsy materials that are in fact rigid and refined when everything is all put together. The engineering is quite clever as they work to reduce weight, noise, chemical corrosion vulnerability, etc.
 

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That's sound deadening.

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Exactly! I have seen it on most of the latest vehicles, it is like a thick cloth like material. It's designed to absorb sounds across a wide range of frequencies. It's also pliable yet very hard to puncture.

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been there since day one the noise Feb 14th 1997. and still there like said can be quite Deafening over time.
 
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