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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

Perhaps I'll remove the rears and see how it looks. I agree the rears aren't necessary. The fronts really do serve a purpose. I think when the wheels are turned, all kinds of crap gets thrown-up on the paint.

On hindsight, I should have installed the fronts first in order to see how it would look.

Obviously the question as to or not to is subjective. I'm a firm believer in "to each his own" providing it doesn't have an adverse effect on me. You know how it goes, some people like to lower their ride and some people like to install a lift. The list goes on and on.

Oh and extra stupid is not what I meant. I should have said stupider.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:22 PM
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

Just yesterday I was thankful I had mudflaps. They stand out slightly from the vehicle. I was backing out of our garage past a low brick retaining wall when I heard a crunch... and nearly s*** myself. I had a look. The outside of the mudflap was against the wall. No damage whatever to the body, only some scratches to the mudflap.
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

Install those hideous OEM nerf bars/side steps too and triple the stupidity.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:56 PM
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

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Just yesterday I was thankful I had mudflaps. They stand out slightly from the vehicle. I was backing out of our garage past a low brick retaining wall when I heard a crunch... and nearly s*** myself. I had a look. The outside of the mudflap was against the wall. No damage whatever to the body, only some scratches to the mudflap.
As I said, curb feelers!!
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

please don't
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

NO!
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

I installed the Mopar splash guards the week I bought my WK2. With the insane amount of salt/rocks/sand they dump on the roads here in the winter the splash guards are a must to keep the bottom parts of the Jeep in pristine condition.

I think they look good.
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

I vote for YES to keep them on.
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

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These are the only way to go...
Sam flaps, NICE...
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

I use the OE splash guards, and I like them, However I believe the splash guards should have been designed and shaped better, a little less wide, and not have horizontal over hang underneath which does nothing.
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

When the dealer installed my rock rails I was surprised to see that they managed to somehow retain the mudflaps. Maybe that was why they spent nearly 9 hours on the job.

They're easy to put on and take off, so I decided to keep them on unless I'm going somewhere where I might break 'em.

Anyways, here's the view from the front. They don't look bad, and they serve a purpose. The Raven cruising by didn't seem to be too offended, but he may have been laughing. I don't really care what anybody else thinks.
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

All depends on how you view your truck. If it is an extension of you and part of your personality, and you don't like the look - don't put them on. If the truck is a tool and you want your tool to last longer with lower maintenance - the flaps are a tool you might consider.

I plan on getting 250K miles out of my truck and I don't want the rockers to rust out. I put the flaps on. I am neither here nor there on the look, but do like the fact that I am not getting chips and tar on the sides of the truck.

In the end, do what you want - it's your truck.
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