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Mud Flap question...

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by MJonesTrumpet, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Aug 18, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    MJonesTrumpet

    MJonesTrumpet [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so I've read numerous threads where people remove their mud flaps all together, and when people modify their mud flaps, other people tell them to just remove them all together. What exactly is their purpose, and what benifits do you receive when you remove them? Sorry, just a random question I've been wondering for a long time.:p
     
  2. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    Manlaan

    Manlaan Well-Known Member

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    Reasons to remove: Looks mostly. Rubbing with larger tires. Also, while off road, they can be damaged and get just another thing to get in the way.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    betz.steven

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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    most of the damage that can occur is if you have your wheels sticking out of the wheel wells, thats when shit gets kicked up and really can damage the side of your truck! With my current lift setup, when I go wheeling I will get my tires throwing up rocks and it will hit my side view mirror. That the only thing I can really tell it hit because I hit it and there are gouges in my side view mirror
     
  5. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    MJonesTrumpet

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    Oh ok...that makes sense. So...they basically keep the crap from the road being chucked back that would damage your side/paint/etc... I don't really mind how they look, I'll have to see if my new wheels/tires rub though, if they do, that would be a good reason to remove them. Thanks a bunch guys!
     
  6. Aug 18, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    I removed mine and soley because of the look i was going for.
     
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