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Removable Mud Flap Hardware?

I would like to be able to easily remove mud flaps from my 2015 Overland but have not found any suitable fasteners to allow it. I want the protection of the flap for gravel roads but want to easily remove them for off-road use.

My idea is to use some type of easily removable push pin, fender clip or other fastener that would fit in the existing holes used to mount the flap.

Anybody done this yet? If so, what did you use?
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Re: Removable Mud Flap Hardware?

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I would like to be able to easily remove mud flaps from my 2015 Overland but have not found any suitable fasteners to allow it. I want the protection of the flap for gravel roads but want to easily remove them for off-road use.

My idea is to use some type of easily removable push pin, fender clip or other fastener that would fit in the existing holes used to mount the flap.

Anybody done this yet? If so, what did you use?
Thanks in advance.
The Weathertech units claim to need no drilling, tire removal, etc.
How their fastening system actually works in practice, hopefully someone here has a set and may have done what you want.
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The Weathertech units claim to need no drilling, tire removal, etc.
How their fastening system actually works in practice, hopefully someone here has a set and may have done what you want.
Thanks for the reply. I checked out their website and they indicate there is no flap yet for the 2015 Overland. I was hoping to see what they used but no luck.
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Re: Removable Mud Flap Hardware?

And the first time you pull them off you're going to notice how the mud flaps wear the paint off where they make contact with the outside edge of the flare.

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And the first time you pull them off you're going to notice how the mud flaps wear the paint off where they make contact with the outside edge of the flare.

That is a consideration for sure. My concern is I want the flaps only when I am on gravel...which will be maybe a few times a year. I want to only install them when I need them rather than remove them when I don't want them.

We travel a few weeks of the year with the Jeep behind a motorhome and once we are "camping" we frequently take trails to see the countryside so that is when I want the flaps.
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And the first time you pull them off you're going to notice how the mud flaps wear the paint off where they make contact with the outside edge of the flare.

MDBones you say the mud flaps wear the paint off on the painted flares? How badly does it damage them because I just ordered a set for mine.

Also can you notice the damage while the mud flaps are on or only once they are removed?
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Re: Removable Mud Flap Hardware?

If you want temporary protection from debris just cover the area with some 3m tape or vinyl wrap.



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MDBones you say the mud flaps wear the paint off on the painted flares? How badly does it damage them because I just ordered a set for mine.

Also can you notice the damage while the mud flaps are on or only once they are removed?
The molded, form fitting ones have a tendency to do that. This is usually along the edge of the flare where it makes contact with the lip of the splash guard.

Even when properly secured there's still enough flex in the splash guard so it can rub against the flare. You get dirt/sand in there and that acts like sandpaper.

If you pull against the splash guard you'll see the wear in the paint along the edge of the flare but for the most part it's not normally visible. Take them off and you certainly will.

Not much you can do about it other than to put some protective film along that edge prior to installing the splash guards.
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Re: Removable Mud Flap Hardware?

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The molded, form fitting ones have a tendency to do that. This is usually along the edge of the flare where it makes contact with the lip of the splash guard.

Even when properly secured there's still enough flex in the splash guard so it can rub against the flare. You get dirt/sand in there and that acts like sandpaper.

If you pull against the splash guard you'll see the wear in the paint along the edge of the flare but for the most part it's not normally visible. Take them off and you certainly will.

Not much you can do about it other than to put some protective film along that edge prior to installing the splash guards.
Thanks and that was what I was thinking. I have the front end already done with 3m film so I may just add some along the inside edge and the fender flares. I'm still not 100% sold on the look so I may just set them there and see how I like them first before completing the entire install.
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Thanks and that was what I was thinking. I have the front end already done with 3m film so I may just add some along the inside edge and the fender flares. I'm still not 100% sold on the look so I may just set them there and see how I like them first before completing the entire install.
That would be your best bet.

I have them on mine... they don't look too bad. Up here, I need them.

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Re: Removable Mud Flap Hardware?

Those actually don't look bad at all on yours I'm sure they will come in handy I just moved to the DMV area.
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