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Old 08-25-2012, 07:51 PM
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Mud Flaps - Yes or No

I have been considering the permanent removal of my Front Mud Flaps, (maybe the rear as well) the reason being when going over a sharp speed bump at slow speed the front occationally scrape, has anyone else had this occur and what do you think ?, I actually like the look of mine without the front flaps.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:02 PM
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

I've actually been trying to decide if I want to put them on or not...I've always had them on previous vehicles, but don't currently have them on my new Summit. I really like the "lines" without them and there's obviously no air drag if they are not on the vehicle. On the other hand, they do help protect the panels behind the tires...

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Old 08-25-2012, 08:42 PM
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

Saw a WK2 with flaps front and rear yesterday. For all freedom loving people, don't get the mud flaps. If you really have a strong desire to put something ugly on your Jeep, put curb feelers on!
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

The OEM splash guards look fine, work fine and have never "bottomed out" on my GC. I would not be without them. I have no chips in my rockers or lower door panels, thanks primarily to the guards. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I think the guards look fine.

It is a different story if you are a serious off-roader. But then, you might not be as concerned about a few rock chips or dings in your rockers or doors.
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

They look hideous. Please don't use them.
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

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

I say NO. I have seen some pictures and boy do they look nasty. IMO they really degrade the nice looks of the WK2. I have 5k miles on my 12 Overland and can't think of a single reason why I would need them. I have no rock chips on the side, no significant dirt or grime build up or anything like that.
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

Although I did install all four on my summit, I really don't like the look of them at all. The fronts look worst than the rears. The fronts do work extremely well and I felt inclined to put them on after seeing all the grime that the front tires shot onto the body. I didn't notice any problems on the rear prior to installing the mud guards, but without installing the rears the fronts would look extra stupid.
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

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Although I did install all four on my summit, I really don't like the look of them at all. The fronts look worst than the rears. The fronts do work extremely well and I felt inclined to put them on after seeing all the grime that the front tires shot onto the body. I didn't notice any problems on the rear prior to installing the mud guards, but without installing the rears the fronts would look extra stupid.
^^^ LOL "extra stupid". That's a funny way to put it for some reason that made me laugh.
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

Well, I think having all four looks somewhat stupid. figured extra stupid was the next degree of stupid. Now you got me laughing
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

I'm not sure why the fronts sit lower than the rears but I have them on and I like the look. I'll be putting on the black steps next, so I'll decide whether or not to keep them after that ..
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Re: Mud Flaps - Yes or No

Hey hey now.... You calling me extra stupid?

Well, I bought the front and rear mud flaps. I only installed the fronts as they actually serve a purpose. In winter, they put sand on the roads and I do not want the sand kicked up against the vehicle. When I go camping, a lot of driving is done on dirt roads. I do not want to have chips and such on the vehicle body.

I did not install the rear mud flaps 'coz i think they do not look good when viewed from the rear plus i think the lower bumper unpainted part can take the abuse of sand thrown up against it.

When off-roading the other day, it did scrape on the rocks but surprisingly, the mud flaps in the front can withstand the abuse. On regular roads, it never hits/scrapes anything.

Yeah.... my Jeep looks extra extra stupid.
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