E36: mudflap scraping road

In my 1996 328i SE Auto, when driving briskly sometimes a sharp turn or dip in the road can result in a brief whooshing sound, which I'm sure is a mudflap scraping the road. Does it both sides. I've
mentioned it to my local garage (not a BMW specialist, although competent I think). But they haven't diagnosed and fixed it, so I assume it's not something glaringly obvious. Been doing this for several years. Is it a known issue please? I'm wondering if maybe they are non-standard flaps, fitted too low. Anyone know exactly what height the mudflaps should be above the surface when car is at rest? Any other thoughts would be appreciated please.
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The mudflaps on my old e36 318iS and my e38 730i both did this. I'd say it's normal.
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On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 11:38:29 +0000, John Burns

My '94 E36 325 TD did this. The front ones would often catch, which wasn't really a shock given how low they sit.
My '96 E36 325 TDS SE doesn't however. Not sure if it has stiffer springs, or maybe just dampers in better condition.
Assuming your tyres are up to the correct pressure, and the garage hasn't commented on worn dumpers/bushes, I wouldn't worry about it. Eventually it'll stop when the mud flap wears down far enough! :o)
Dodgy.
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Mine does it if I take off over a hump backed bridge. Makes an evil sound but the ride hight and dampers seem OK.
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Thanks both. Sounds OK then!
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