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Unread 08-20-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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Question Weird question..

Okay my buddy has a FF layout cavalier, and for some reason the driver side fender gets more splashes of mud on it then the passenger side. Its obvious that the splashes come from the wheels, but im wondering..

...why does the driver side get dirtier then the passenger side?

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Maybe for some odd reason there's an offset of the wheels? Not sure...
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This has got to be England, right? Otherwise this doesn't make a lot of sense.

Generally (and detailers will tell you this also) the passenger side of the car will get dirtier due to closer proximity with the shoulder. There is far more debris, mud from crossing side roads, road asphalt and tar, on the passenger side than on the driver's side of the vehicle.

Every time I detail my car I have to spend a good amount of time with WD-40 wiping down the entire passenger inside of the wheel wells and under the side skirts because of the road grime and especially tar. I said England because you'd be driving on the shoulder on the driver's side.

Relatedly, the most likely tire to go flat is the rear passenger side tire. More road debris on that side, plus nails get kicked up on that side by the front tire and the back tire picks them up

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Maybe it's the oncoming cars blowing the spray from the front wheel back onto the car?
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This has got to be England, right? Otherwise this doesn't make a lot of sense.

Generally (and detailers will tell you this also) the passenger side of the car will get dirtier due to closer proximity with the shoulder. There is far more debris, mud from crossing side roads, road asphalt and tar, on the passenger side than on the driver's side of the vehicle.

Every time I detail my car I have to spend a good amount of time with WD-40 wiping down the entire passenger inside of the wheel wells and under the side skirts because of the road grime and especially tar. I said England because you'd be driving on the shoulder on the driver's side.

Relatedly, the most likely tire to go flat is the rear passenger side tire. More road debris on that side, plus nails get kicked up on that side by the front tire and the back tire picks them up
yea that makes sense man, but he doesn't live in England oddly enough. Canada to be specific.

..my only other reason is it could have to do with the transaxles. Since the left wheel is closer to the Transmission then it could give it slightly more torque??? its a guess, but all i got so far.

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ask mechanic to check. This should not happen.

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