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Old 04-13-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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Question on Mud Flaps

mud flaps? what are the pro's and con's to it? i have heard that if i go off roading and land wrong.. that the mudflap can damage my paint.... does it really get your truck dirtier when off roading?
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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they are there to keep things from flying up and hitting the truck, however, you'll hit them all the time offroading and they don't flex enough.
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and they will eventually break anyways..... but buy the time you take them off, your paint will also be rubbed off. Just take them off now and since you are a 4x4 they will sell on ebay or craigslist easily.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:47 PM   #5
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I took the fronts off. The hit and bent back as I was pulling out of a driveway. The backs on my Sport have not hit anything.

I have noticed a bit more mud coming up and hitting the sides. Until I lift, I will deal with it.
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if you go w/out the mud flaps i would reccommend putting a clear bra like sticker on the bottom of your front door area and the bottom of the bed area to protect the paint from chipping..

just my .02
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I took the fronts off to fit my tires/wheels but left the back on. I don't really do a lot of off-roading, really only when I'm goin to a huntin spot, but what little I do they've been OK. But I do have a lot of places where rocks have come up and hit on the bottom of the door that I believe the flaps would have helped prevent.
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