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Rear Mud Flap Bolts

Refer to picture of my rear mud flap (both side identical) on my 2012 GC, am I missing bolts or is everyone’s like this?
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Re: Rear Mud Flap Bolts

same here!
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:25 PM
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Re: Rear Mud Flap Bolts

I'm still tryng to work out what the plastic bubble blower is for.
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Re: Rear Mud Flap Bolts

I fitted my own mudfaps...the plastic bubble blower is a washer that goes onto the top mudguard screw.
It is supposed to be broken off the stem that is moulded there as part of the process - but it is likely that the workshop person who installed the mudflaps prior to delivery didn't (or can't) read the instructions, they clearly show where it should go.
I don't think the washer actually does much, I had a good look when fitting up and the only guess I could make was that its use does shorten the screw (its a self tapper into a steel clip) slightly - there are vent lines up inside the drivers side at the back and might keep the point away from them.
I'm sure you aren't alone in them not being fitted.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:51 PM
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Re: Rear Mud Flap Bolts

It is a spacer that is meant to go under the bolt with the washer, the idiots in Pre delivery are either to lazy or to stupid (or both) to do the job correctly. I cant believe that they don't even cut it off. And yes mine was delivered the same.

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I fitted my own mudfaps...the plastic bubble blower is a washer that goes onto the top mudguard screw.
It is supposed to be broken off the stem that is moulded there as part of the process - but it is likely that the workshop person who installed the mudflaps prior to delivery didn't (or can't) read the instructions, they clearly show where it should go.
I don't think the washer actually does much, I had a good look when fitting up and the only guess I could make was that its use does shorten the screw (its a self tapper into a steel clip) slightly - there are vent lines up inside the drivers side at the back and might keep the point away from them.
I'm sure you aren't alone in them not being fitted.
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Thanks for clearing that up, John. The "bubble blowers" have been bugging me. The idiots that fitted my mud flaps used a range of fasteners and they differ on each side. Any chance you could attach a PDF of the the fitting instructions so I can fit them as intended?
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:11 PM
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Re: Rear Mud Flap Bolts

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It is a spacer that is meant to go under the bolt with the washer, the idiots in Pre delivery are either to lazy or to stupid (or both) to do the job correctly. I cant believe that they don't even cut it off. And yes mine was delivered the same.

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Re: Rear Mud Flap Bolts

If you go to the justforjeeps web site there is a listing for mud flaps for the GC, you will also find fitting instructions for them on the mudflap listing. There are two front and rear, different part numbers.
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Re: Rear Mud Flap Bolts

The mud flaps, or splash guards, on mine are listed on the the build sheet so I assume this means they are fitted at the factory. The bubble blowers are still on.
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Re: Rear Mud Flap Bolts

I thought they were a local dealer fit item, they weren't on mine off the boat - anyway, the dealer gave me a set and I stuck them on.
Fitting instructions clearly show the bubble blower is to be cut off and used as a washer.
The steel clips that came with the flaps that go in behind to screw into are crap (they represent the worst of cheap stuff that comes out of China) and I tossed the ones supplied and used better quality. That's probably why there are a range of fasteners used Bob, likely the service guy had a few trips to the bits bin.

I'm not sure I would trust the flaps off road, think they are designed to zip off.....
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Re: Rear Mud Flap Bolts

I think in Aus it's illegal not to have them so i thought they would have been fitted from factory.
My bubble blowers are still on too...
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I think in Aus it's illegal not to have them so i thought they would have been fitted from factory.
My bubble blowers are still on too...
Oops! I've had to take the front ones off to fit the rock rails.
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