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I bought two pairs of mudguards for 2016 rav4 hybrid.
It all bolts on perfectly except the right rear mudguard.
It is touching the rear muffler where there's a bulge in the piping.
Do the mufflers get hot enough to melt the mudguard?

Amazon purchase: RoadSport 6418 Pro Fit Truck/SUV/Van Splash Guard

I'm curious if I should cut around the muffler so there's no contact.
Anyone know if I should be concerned?

Here's a pic showing area of contact:
 

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My Toyota factory rear mud guard does not contact the exhaust system. I suggest you cut some of the guard to gain more clearance. Not a good idea to have direct contact with the hot exhaust system.
 

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Great more work...
I'll just remove the rear right mudguard and find an exacto knife to cut a semi circle.
Will be driving w/o that mudguard until I can find a good exacto knife.
 

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I found a pair of gardening sheers for $1.45
Here's a pic after trimming the mudguard and re-attaching:


My factory mud guard has a special cut (around the muffler) on that side so it looks like you did the right thing cutting it.
 

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I looked at my factory mud guard on that side where the muffler is located and noticed there is a special cut around that area like what you did. Never noticed the rear side has one cut differently.
 
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