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Mud flaps with 285/75/16

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by sch0enne, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Oct 31, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    sch0enne

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    Ive been really worried about chips since I had to take my front flaps off to put 285/75/16 tires on my truck. so i set out today to find a way to get something up there. I found a really thing but durable set for $14 at Canadian tire. So far they turned out well and no rubbing at all. I will post some more detailed pics later but heres a basic look.

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    If you look closely on the inside of the flap on the second picture I drilled a small hole and used 2 paperclips joined together and attached it to the cab mount so it pulls the inside of the flap back so it cant rub. I will find a more permanet way tommorow.


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  2. Oct 31, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Paperclips ? , very MacGyver / Red Green of you .

    haha
     
  3. Oct 31, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    haha well my plan was to tie it back with wire or something and i couldnt find string or wire for the life of me. and of course I couldnt leave the house to go get some with them like that< i would have just ripped em off.. so paperclips it is!
     
  4. Oct 31, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    Don't leave pavement eh?
     
  5. Oct 31, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    Don't be negative , Nancy . :(
     
  6. Oct 31, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    Temporary fix! If I didn't leave pavement I'd be less worried about mud flaps and chips...

    :cool:
     
  7. Oct 31, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    What's negative about it? I'm just sayin', takin' those flaps offroad, they'll last all of 90 seconds.

    Meh, just make peace with the fact that it's gonna need new paint every 5 years or so :p
     
  8. Nov 1, 2010 at 11:00 PM
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    if they're durable and flexible, why would they rip off...
     
  9. Nov 1, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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  10. Nov 1, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    Not with the MacGyver paperclip mod !

    haha:)
     
  11. Nov 1, 2010 at 11:23 PM
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    haha I worked with what i had on hand :eek:
     
  12. Nov 1, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    Don't take it the wrong way , I'm not hating .

    I think it was awesome . Made me laugh too . :thumbsup:


    :D
     
  13. Nov 2, 2010 at 4:14 AM
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    The flexible units are actually more prone to getting ripped...
     
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