We live on a gravel road and the stock Michs on the ol lady's Mall Cruiser are picking up nickle size stones. These become nasty little projectiles when she gets out on the hard surface and are chipping paint around the wheel wells.......not exactly sure about the physics as the tires dont extend out past the wells but anyway.....Would a good set of flares help minimize the damage..at least to the paint?? If so who makes and sells the best units for a '97 80. I guess the only way to protect the undercarriage will be to power wash/inspect then seal up dings with undercoating material. I also cleaned out her "tuna can thingy" the other day and it had about 1/2" of dust in it and a couple of leaves....thanks for the tip whoever that was!!!