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#1 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 05:51 PM
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Mud Flaps

They suck. So what have you done with yours? My three main gripes are:

-Do not cover enough-The front tires throw gravel which hits the rear wheel fender flares. There is a factory install 3M clear flim, but it is not big enough. Spending days in the dirt at a time my wheel wheel flares are pretty pitted. Even the spots that have the protective film. If your going to have mud flaps they should do a complet job of protecting the body from spray.

-They are stiff. Though I like the look, the stiff flaps are hard to wheel with. Coming off of rocks you tend to smash the mud flaps. I have cracked all my flaps and busted half the mounting point. The stiff flaps also rub adginst the body of the truck when they get smashed. More worn off paint. But becuase of point #1 I keep them on.

-They take up wheel well space. Many report of removing or triming them to fit bigger tires. Not there yet, but imagine I will have to do something when/if I get bigger tires.

So has anyone changed out theirs for soft ones?

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I'm thinking of getting a length of heavy gauge rubber and cutting some myself. I plan to continue to do the type of wheeling that requires me to take the plastics off, but I wan't something on there for DD. Taking the OEM flaps on and off all the time doesn't sound like a good plan to me, and leaves it wide open for gravel to fly into the body when out on the trails. The plain rubber flap won't look as stylish as the OEM flaps, but I'd rather have better protection and something I can leave on all the time.


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I'm thinking of getting a length of heavy gauge rubber and cutting some myself. I plan to continue to do the type of wheeling that requires me to take the plastics off, but I wan't something on there for DD. Taking the OEM flaps on and off all the time doesn't sound like a good plan to me, and leaves it wide open for gravel to fly into the body when out on the trails. The plain rubber flap won't look as stylish as the OEM flaps, but I'd rather have better protection and something I can leave on all the time.
I think someone on here recently installed rubber mud flaps on their frontier. Seemed to be quite effective. Just make sure you don't back up over a rock and rip them off.

here's the thread:Splash guards, not rock guards apparently

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I think someone on here recently installed rubber mud flaps on their frontier. Seemed to be quite effective. Just make sure you don't back up over a rock and rip them off.

here's the thread:Splash guards, not rock guards apparently
I thought about ordering those, but I was somewhat worried about using a poly material that hung so low. I was thinking rubber would be better and found that they sell the same flap in rubber on that website. They are the same width and shape, just 2" shorter and made of rubber so you don't have to worry about hitting them on stuff on the trail.

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Thanks for the info guys! I'll be swapping mine soon. I don't have any chips so hopefully I caught it before it started.

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i would just rhino line the bottom half of the truck, theres a specific name for the space...but its like, a skirting that goes around the truck and up over the flares. looks good. protects the truck too. dont have to worry about rock chips, or, obstructive mud flaps.

i realize this isnt the cheapest route to go. but, imo, is the BEST way to go

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i would just rhino line the bottom half of the truck, theres a specific name for the space...but its like, a skirting that goes around the truck and up over the flares. looks good. protects the truck too. dont have to worry about rock chips, or, obstructive mud flaps.

i realize this isnt the cheapest route to go. but, imo, is the BEST way to go
Are you thinking of the rocker panel?

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I just took mine off...O well...I would like to rhino line a strip down the bottoms, and over the fender flares.

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