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Can you run front mudflaps with 255/85/16 or 255/80/17 ?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by OZ-T, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    PAlittlematty

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    I tried to heat n form my flaps today n it didn't work real well. I'm gonna hafta buy a new set n try again with proper tools
     
  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    I think TW member Fabulous cut the inner bump right off his , I'll have a look for a pic .
     
  3. Jul 23, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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  4. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    I may try that in the morning
     
  5. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    Might be worth a shot especially if they are messed up a bit by the heat gun
     
  6. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Hey oz... I cut my flaps today to see how it would work. I left mine the full width(looks like fabulous narrowed his) and left about an inch stick up onto the body mount. I heated them and bent them backwards a little on the inner edge to keep em tight on the body mount. Took it for a ride this afternoon and no rub. Ill get a new set and do em right cause one side doesn't cover the body mount and has a big gap. Ill post pics when I get all that done.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    i love my km2's in 255...ditch the flaps they will rub but that tire is well worth it
     
  8. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    No rub. Had it twisted to bad today that the doors wouldn't close right. I travel a lot of dirt roads and spend a lot of time off road and don't wanna chip all the paint off my rockers
     
  9. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    I'd love to keep the flaps if it works
     
  10. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    Did you try cutting out the flap bump ?
     
  11. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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  12. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    Retard alert ^^^^

    Sorry Matt , missed your earlier post about cutting the flaps .
     
  13. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    Awesome news
     
  14. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    Oliver ,

    Have you ever had the chance to run them in snow ?
     
  15. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    No, thats the only place I have yet to test them out. I have been in sand, water, thick as shit mud...no snow yet :pout:
     
  16. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    The coastal snow I get in my area is more like slush , so mud might be a good comparison .

    You're running wheel spacers too right ?
     
  17. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    No sir, specs are 1/2-3/4" wider due to spindles and 16x8 4.5 BS wheels.
     
  18. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    Gotcha
     
  19. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    Dibblit Eh?

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    I had to cut the mudflaps and the front wheel well plastic to get 255/85 R16's to fit without rubbing. I have the stock wheels with spidertraxx spacers. KM2 tires
     
  20. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    Cut the flaps or lose them ?
     
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