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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

Well I put on my flaps today they look ok. My question is will these mud flaps cause a loss of gas mileage?
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:53 PM
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Well I put on my flaps today they look ok. My question is will these mud flaps cause a loss of gas mileage?

- seriously, i would say NO!
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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

Mine came standard with mudflaps? Maybe the export ones all do?

I find them damn annoying, they are too low. Ill leave them for now, but probably remove them if i decide to put rock rails/sliders on
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Well I put on my flaps today they look ok. My question is will these mud flaps cause a loss of gas mileage?
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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

I am trying to put the front ones on right now and I must have a copy of a copy of a copy of the install instructions. My question is the two clips (G) I cant tell how they slide on with the nipple facing front (tire) or back (rear of the car) They wont stay put either
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The nipples face to the rear. Take a pliers and "crimp" down on the clips (not too hard, just a little) so they are somewhat "tight" when you slip them over the metal. Yes, the Mopar instructions suck and they are not correct. Also, be careful when cutting off the old plastic rivits. If the back falls loose into the fender it will rattle in there. Best luck.
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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

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Just installed front and back this weekend, I have never been a fan of front mudflaps (took thme off my tacoma which has biggest flaps in history) however, i wanted the protection after seeing some of the paint damage on this site. Just want to give the following advice for those that do this in future:

1) 2012 has a bolt now in rear wheel well where instructions show you cutting out a plastic clip (because of this i didnt pay attention and cut a clip that was supposed to stay)
2) after cutting/breaking top off of clip it may not fall through the whole to allow new screw, if this happens put cutters behind plastic trip and cut the clip again, this will allow it to fall out easily.
3) intall all screw/bolts possible before drilling any holes, thus ensures you only drill one hole into your car hahaha.
4) i WOULD take off rear tires for install, while i think you can do it with them on it is much easier with them off.
5) squeeze metel clips with pliers before hooking to tabs behind the felt so they wont slip while getting everything lined up.


All that said mod away!!!! I installed mine while putting on my winter tires and wheels, so they are on with 18" wheels, interested to see in spring how they look with the 20".
So on my 2012 I won't have to cut where it says to cut? Do i just remove the bolt you talk about in your post? I will be installing this week sometime.. thanks for the pointers..
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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

I'm going to try and tackle these today. After 600 miles on the Rugged Brown, I already had some crap slung up the sides and one or two minor nicks. There is a lot of construction near me, so ripped up roadway and fresh tar should be held back by the flaps.
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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

edit. figured it out. found the metal strip, had to really reach in there and feel right up against the carpet.


okay, so the fronts went on with zero problems. Got the back. Lined up and drilled my hole for the bottom. Now, the problem is for the top hole on the rear flap. I used a punch to make a hole in the carpeting material for the larger screw...however, I can't figure out where the bracket that the screw threads into gets placed. I didn't remove the plastic rivet below the top screw because the flap has a large hole in it to accomodate the existing rivet. Any help here? I've put the bolt in and felt around and it doesn't seem like there is anything to clip the bracket onto back there. Does it just clip on the carpeting material?
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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

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Totally agree, impossible looks on an SUV.
Looks like a minivan.
Mudflaps make a jeep look like a minivan?!?
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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

You back-clip where there is no metal or plastic. In other words, push the screw through the hole you drilled and install the clip on the opposite side - drawing it up tight. Yes, it works and the flaps are secure. I did mine without removing the rear tires by using a 90 degree drill and my smallest socket wrench.

You are correct that the instructions are poor, and the large hole in the flaps provides space for the rivit that is left in place (also acts as an alignment aide).

The worst of the installation is reaching behind the rear muffler heat shields to install the clips. My hands were pretty cut up after installing these.

Personally, I am happy with the look and the large area coverage. I am more concerned with chipping the paint by objects thrown up by the tires than I am about the potential of ripping off the flaps due to their size and placement. I am not planning on doing any serious off-roading with my GC.

I went down to the parking garage here at work and snapped a few photos for you. The 1st is the front flap drivers side. The 2nd and 3rd are the rear flap drivers side (the passenger side on the V6 has the muffler & heat shield - the V8 has them on both sides).
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Totally agree, impossible looks on an SUV.
Looks like a minivan.
I've always hugely disliked mudflaps on cars, SUVs or motorcycles. They usually look like something only an accountant with dandruff could love.

But we went with them anyway, front and back, because they looked pretty decent on posted pictures of red WK2s. Can't say they really add to overall looks, but surprisingly they don't make it any worse.

At least they work, IMO, on darker WK2s. If we had something like white or silver, I'd want to see them mounted on another WK2 of the same color before deciding.
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