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#31 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 10:51 AM
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Because of your tire size, and your driving "syle" (... since you comented on my ability to work a screwdriver ...) your opinon/experiance is different from mine...

Sure, its possible the tiny ( car size ) mudflaps and your ( 285/75 ) tire combo, they dont fold back ( @ WOT ? ) from spray... and you state they do fold back at freeway speed ... even know for the same reason ( the *tiny* flap, behind a *big* tire. ) they should be in the "draft" ( and not move ) behind those tires ...

I still think mine ( ur's ) are soft, on my ( rallycross/winter commuter ) car. ( a subaru wrx ) I do drive @ WOT in dirt, and @ the limit on the highway.
I wasn't intending to insult your screw driver ability, ha ha! I was just stating that you may have mounted them to low, causing them to be more flimsy.. Also the flaps certainly don't "draft" off the tire, being that the flaps are mounted (on my truck) about a half inch outsided the tire.. Because spray obviously doesnt just go straight out the back! That also is the reason that at some points they do move at freeway speed when you get a cross wind. By no means are they consistently blowing backwards the entire time. IMO they reduce spray very well, they dont keep every rock or bit of mud from hitting the truck but what flap does... and they also look good.


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Those are no different from the RallyArmor only he added that dinky weight at the bottom! The same stuff you have said about the RA's would apply to those also bro, lol! If that chunck of aluminum makes them so great you could just add it to the RA's!! Otherwise the flap is the same dam material, Noob!


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RA v. Sparco
Those are not universal RA flaps! Those are flaps designed for a specific "car" the universals that I have on my truck are the same size as the Sparco flaps!


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The guy in the thread even said they're about the same size as the stock flaps.

My RA's came in today. They're only about 2-3 inches longer like someone previously stated. We'll see... they were only $25.

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The guy in the thread even said they're about the same size as the stock flaps.

My RA's came in today. They're only about 2-3 inches longer like someone previously stated. We'll see... they were only $25.

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$25 from where? I think mine were like $159. So the Universal RA's are even bigger than the sparco? I figured they were close, but 2-3 inches is fairly significant..


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$25 from where? I think mine were like $159. So the Universal RA's are even bigger than the sparco? I figured they were close, but 2-3 inches is fairly significant..
Rallyarmour.com I think it was? They are approximately 3 inches longer than stock. I cannot vouch for sparco's size though.
Cost me $32 shipped for their basic flap.

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I used this basic idea brought up earlier in this thread:

I took an old ratchet strap and cut it to lengths and used them to keep the flaps from flexing into the tires, potentially tearing them up or ripping them off... even if they may look...different. The next holes down definitely add considerable length at the bottom of the flap, but now I have less side coverage. When they were higher and further out, though I was still getting mud spray on the rear areas everyone gets chips on, so I think the problem is from the bottom of the front tires. Of course, with my wider tires and lift, it will be a tough compromise to keep the rocks off the paint and having the mudflaps where I WANT them. I'll try to find some gravel and/or mud to drive through to see how much they block now. I'm ready to hear the criticism on them now, as the straps might seem "rice" to some people, but there was a big possibility of them rebounding right into the tires with them being lower, allowing more flex. The straps DO have a true function. I pulled the flaps all the way back and let them go, and the straps stop them perfectly. If I get too much spray from the exposed part of the tire not covered by the flaps, then I'll adjust a bit higher or angled to get better coverage, but as I mentioned, I think the biggest issue has been from below where the flaps were covering before I moved them this time.

The earlier position had minimal flexing for me at highway speeds, for those who were wondering. ON TO THE PICS!
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i think the whole truck setup looks pretty sweet. the little red that the straps add is kinda neat too. appearance wise...very cool IMO. as you said though, if youre still getting the chips in the quarter panels from the front wheels. their practicality may not be the sole benefit to doing this. looks cool, but functionality id put at 50/50. i think the only real way to protect fully against rock chips in the wheel wells is going to be the rhino line.
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