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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

Just ordered some for my 14 Laredo. Any installation instructions? Do you have to take the wheels and tires off for it to work?
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Just ordered some for my 14 Laredo. Any installation instructions? Do you have to take the wheels and tires off for it to work?
I believe installation instructions come with the mud flaps. However, there is a thread on here that has some better instructions. I can't remember where it's at, but just do a search. I didn't take the wheels off during the install and it worked out fine. Taking the wheels off makes it easier, but it isn't necessary. There may even be a YouTube video of the install.
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Just ordered some for my 14 Laredo. Any installation instructions? Do you have to take the wheels and tires off for it to work?
I believe there are instructions that come with the mud flaps, but they are pretty useless. There is a thread on here that gives better instructions, but I can't remember where it is at. Do a search. It recommends taking the rear wheels off in the instructions. I didn't take the wheels off and it worked out great for me. It would probably make it easier.
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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

I installed the front MOPAR splash guards on my 2014, didn't bother with the rear because I don't really like the look and figure damage there is a lot less likely and a lot less visible. Installation is apparently more of a PITA too. The fronts don't require the wheels to be taken off, you just need to turn the wheel one direction for the one side, and the other direction for the other wise.

I think the front ones actually look cool.

Oh and you have to use these kind of pliers to cut off the rivets, the kind that are kind of like scissors:



Don't use regular pliers to attempt to pull out the rivets like I did. It won't work. Trust me.

Another tip and thing the directions aren't clear on: the felt wheel-well lining can (and has to) be moved out of place slightly for installation down where the screws go. At first I was scared to do so because I thought I was going to rip, tear, permanently crease, or damage it some other way, but after another member here said that's what you're supposed to do, I felt better and then did it, while still being careful of course.
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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

Hmm. I guess that will make more sense when I actually do it (the part about moving the wheel lining out of the way).

Thanks guys, I appreciate the tips. Looking forward to getting it. I'm making a Saturday project out of all of it, installing tow hooks, replacing the interior lights to led, ect. Can't wait!!
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On our 2011 we take only the front ones off before going off road (mainly beach work). The one time we didnt they didnt snap or anything however one of the plastic clips holding them in came out, but the actual bolt stayed in.
They do bend a bit, at least when going forward slowly. I wouldn't care to try it backwards, nor really stress the bend by repeatedly hitting something.

I've considered buying another set and trimming them shorter with a Dremel, but I kinda like the idea someone posted about putting a flex point in them by running a shallow groove with the Dremel, and possibly notch in the edges a bit. My main interest is using them to keep gunk off the body in mud as well as slushy snow that gets all over the body in front as you turn.

You can test their vulnerability by just bending them with your hands.
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I went to my dealer to have these installed on my 2014 Overland and they told me that the flaps wouldn't fit properly on the 2014 as the holes don't line up properly. Is he missing something?
Yeah, but it probably isn't anything you could cure. :-)

I have the "4x2" 2014 version MOPAR flaps installed on a 2014 Overland 4x4 and they fit just fine. The dealer did the install, where the longest part of that was pulling the wheels to make it easier.
They also got rid of the crud any type of tire will throw along the front lower part.
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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

I spent a few evenings this week installing front and rear mud flaps on my 2014 Limited, Billet Silver. I bought them to reduce road debris hitting the underside. I also think that they look good on the Jeep.

The instructions definitely suck.

I also have concerns about the front mud flaps and driving on dirt roads. The rear flaps are 9 inches off the group, but the front flaps are only about 5.5 inches. They should have been designed to be about 2" shorter and, in my opinion, it wouldn't have affected looks or performance.

Cutting notches in the front flaps to allow break-away sounds interesting. A better alternative might be to drill several tiny holes across. This should act in similar manner as perforated paper. Then again, if you go to all of this trouble, wouldn't it be better to just cut them down in the first place?

Another idea might be to cut a bottom section off (i.e. 2") then re-attach the two pieces using something that will bend (i.e. rubber) or just adding a rubber flap. The rubber flap might look better if two pieces of rubber were put together (glue or stainless bolts) and then attached front and back of the original piece, hiding the cut. Something like this might work as a bottom piece.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aeropro-24-x...3b42ab&vxp=mtr

Just some ideas...
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Installing these with the mopar nuts and bolts definitely suck! I think I got the idea, but tomorrow afternoon I'm going to put these on with nuts and bolts from Home Depot. Maybe some jb weld hold them in place.
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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

I installed these on our 2014 Limited last weekend. As i did not need to take the rear wheels of, it only took me about an hour for all 4. A ratcheting wrench with Phillips head bit is your friend as it will allow you to get the screws in with the rear wheels still in place.

I think it is a doable DIY for anyone who used a screwdriver before. I have worked on cars before, but I am by no means a professional mechanic.

Although looks are personal, I have to say the splash guards look better in person then I thought they would. I was worried they won't flow with the rest of the car, but they blend in nicely. (Car is maximum steel) I'd almost say they look quite cool. But then again, I got them for functionality so looks are secondary anyway.
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How did you guys get the nuts (or mopar's equivalent) to stay behind the holes? I can't get it to stay and I'm racking my brain trying to figure out how to get a nut to stay back there
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How did you guys get the nuts (or mopar's equivalent) to stay behind the holes? I can't get it to stay and I'm racking my brain trying to figure out how to get a nut to stay back there
Pinch the clamp nut things a little tighter with a pliers and they will stay in place when you slide them over the mounting points. Don't squish them too tight, or the spring steel will break... Easy does it.
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