I currently have the Husky flaps on our 2014 Summit and I am going to be switching over to the Mopar flaps next week as I just received them in the mail. The Husky flaps use screws which are fine but I have noticed that the flaps have moved a bit from the screws coming loose from time to time. The Mopar flaps use plastic rivets and when used with the proper nylon rivet tool (Amazon $26.00) they will hold extremely tight. The Mopar flaps fit the contour of the fender flare much better/closer and they are wider at the base which will offer more protection as compared to the Husky flaps. I do however like how the Husky flaps cover more of the inner front wheel well, offering more protection to the lower valence which the Mopar flap does not. I may try to Frankenstein the flaps to get the added inner fender/lower valence protection. I do have a bunch of Xpel Ultimate clear film that I may also use to protect more of the paint on the lower valence.
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I do not understand why you are sending emails or communicating with your sales person for this. In most cases, they know less than you do about the vehicle they sold to you! Take your vin number to your parts department and tell them what you want or go online and order by part numbers listed in this thread. They are readily available. I have them on my 2015 Summit.
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Ernie, so true. You should hear the parts folks talk about the sales folks at the dealerships. That said, I had the Mopar OE flaps installed on my 2011 before it was delivered. The flaps cracked when I was packed down snow banks, but continue to function well.
The flaps cracked when I was packed down snow banks, but continue to function well.
My issue exactly except with me it was mud. They should make them more flexible. Like you, my flaps are still on and still functioning well except I can see the crack. A blind man on a horse probably wouldn't notice.
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I had some time yesterday, while performing routine maintenance on our 2014 GC Summit EcoDiesel, to remove the Husky rear mud guards and install the new Mopar mud guards. The Mopar guards are wider at the base and do offer wider coverage of spray from the wheel. The Mopar flap also has a nice tight fit on the body of the Jeep which the Husky did not in my opinion. I had some left over Xpel Ulitimate clear film and made a pattern to cover the paint that might be in contact with the new Mopar guard before I installed it. I am glad I went with the new Mopar guards and as soon as the dealership repairs my front fender flare that is coming off I will replace the Husky guards with the Mopar guards on the front as well. The Husky guards served their purpose but I am more than happy with the fit and finish of the Mopar guards.
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As I said before, I was initially told by the dealership that mudflaps were not available for the Summit, but after obtaining the Mopar part numbers for the front and rear flaps which I found at this forum, the dealership had a set the following day, and they were installed yesterday. They look great. Time will tell how well they hold up. I do not do any serious off-roading-- mainly gravel and heavy snow in the winter.
Hutch and Barboots are spot on here. (Thank you, gentlemen.) The main reason why I had mudflaps installed is functionality-- protecting the lower body fascia and paint from being damaged by gravel, stones, rocks, tar, sand, rock salt, ice, mud, etc. This is a no-brainer. Duh.
Aside from being highly functional and practical, I am among those who also find that the mudflaps look sharp and give the truck a more rugged look. On the other hand, those who use the truck as little more than a gussied-up suburban shuttle for soccer moms (and who never detail the vehicle) need not apply.