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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

I have just received my front and rear splash guards for my '14 GC. These were bought from a Jeep dealer.

The instructions for the front indicate using RTV sealant with the rivet.

The instructions for the back do not indicate the use of the RTV sealant.

Those members who have installed their own splash guards, did you use the RTV sealant as indicated? Did you use it only in the fronts or in the rears as well even though the instructions for the rears don't specify it? What is the purpose of the RTV sealant?

Please see the attached instructions which differ from the instructions that had been posted earlier in this thread. Those older instructions also did not include a rivet.

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Old 09-28-2014, 06:58 PM
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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

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I just received my Mopar guards here in the US, purchased from a Jeep dealer.

The measurements for the rear guard are the same.

The front guard in your photo is shorter. The one I have is about 14.5 inches long (36.83 cm - sorry don't have a metric tape measure).

If I look at the eBay listing, the image in the listing shows the fronts shorter than the ones I have.

Maybe the fronts have been re-designed. If you read the threads, the chief complaint about the front guards is their clearance.

Now I don't know whether to return the front ones I have and order these from eBay.com.au instead...
Thanks for the info guanacoracing.

I was hoping the copies would be smaller as I dont like how big the genuine fronts are.

Will order a set and see how they look. Hopefully quality wise they are ok.
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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

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Thanks for the info guanacoracing.

I was hoping the copies would be smaller as I dont like how big the genuine fronts are.

Will order a set and see how they look. Hopefully quality wise they are ok.
Could you post photos after you install them? Particularly interested in the fronts to see how much shorter they really are once installed.

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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

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I have just received my front and rear splash guards for my '14 GC. These were bought from a Jeep dealer.

The instructions for the front indicate using RTV sealant with the rivet.

The instructions for the back do not indicate the use of the RTV sealant.

Those members who have installed their own splash guards, did you use the RTV sealant as indicated? Did you use it only in the fronts or in the rears as well even though the instructions for the rears don't specify it? What is the purpose of the RTV sealant?

Please see the attached instructions which differ from the instructions that had been posted earlier in this thread. Those older instructions also did not include a rivet.

Thanks!

I installed both front and rears on my 14 GC and only used the three mounting / screw points. They are plenty secure without adding additional screws, rivets or sealant. To me that fourth mounting point that requires a new hole being drilled into wheel well is over kill. I also didnt drill a new hole in the rocker panel to mount the the front. I had done that in the past but opted not to this time. The front is very secure as well.

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Old 10-28-2014, 02:34 PM
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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

Anyone have a 2014+ white overland with 20s and the mopar flaps installed? Would like ti see pics please.
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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

They look horrible in my honest opinion.


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Does any one have a 2014 summit with rock rails?? Do you think the overland mud flap guard would fit since the bottom trim is gone?

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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

My genuine knock-off deluxe mud flaps arrived from China 2 and bit weeks after ordering them.

They came with some instruction which were in German and not even for a Jeep so that went into the bin. Otherwise all was as described by the seller. They also came with a small bag of 6 green screws and screw clips.

I discarded the dark green screws and clips that came with them and used my own black screws and screw clips.

Below are some pictures of the mudflaps before fitting. The most important thing to note here is that the fronts are much smaller (shorter) than the OEM Mopar mud flaps.

I'll do a couple more posts of the fit due to image restrictions per post. Also I did not have to remove the rear wheels thanks to a couple of handy tools (see pictures). The holes that need to be drilled (one per wheel) are thought plastic and I did this by hand with a sharp 3mm drill bit.
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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

For fitting of the front mud flaps I followed the OEM Mopar fitting instructions.

I used a flat blade screwdriver to remove the top trim clip from the guard which pops out. I cut the other lower two trim clips with side cutters as suggested in the OEM Mopar instructions.

Picture show the hardware that I used to fit them. 3 screws and screw clips (the lower one is not in first picture) and one xmas tree trim clip. I used the xmas tree clip because I could not get my hand in to fit the screw clip and hold it from spinning while tightening the screw.

The only hole that needs to be drilled if for the screw under the side skirt, as per last post I did this by hand with a 3mm drill bit.

It looks like the OEM Mopar fronts have an extra hole at the top for a pop rivet. I took a photo to show why I believe they have done this. The top of the mudflap does not sit 100% flush. I'll fix mine with a small black screw at some point.

Overall I am very happy with how they look, much better than the OEM ones that hang about 50mm lower
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:16 AM
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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

For the rears after I removed the screw in the guard that is reused I noticed that the inner corner of the mud flap was sitting hard up against the rear mufflers when I hend them in place. I did not want to run the risk of them melting and catching fire so I trimmed them up a bit. Not sure of the OEM units are the same?

One hole needs to be drilled for the lower screw, which again I did by hand. I did not have to remove the rear wheels.

For the top fixing I used a xmas tree trim clip because again it was impossible to get a screw clip up the inside of the bumper and stop it from spinning while tightening that screw. From the underside I could see that behind the wheel arch insert there was a metal bracket with a hole in the exact location which lined up with the top hole on the mud flap. So I trimmed the guard lining a bit and used an xmas tree trim clip again and the supplied plastic washer.

Don'y have a picture showing the rear mud flap from far, but they look just like the OEM Mopar ones.

Overall very happy how it all turned out and more importantly how the shorter front flaps look. Also these were $65 vs about $180 for the Mopar ones.
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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

Good timing with the above posts will be helpful.

I was wanting to put my ebay set on tomorrow but the set arrived with screws only, no clips, presumably they are a vital piece of the puzzle?
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Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

Where would I buy 'u nuts' etc from? (Australia).
A bunnings search comes up with nothing.
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