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Remove mudflaps, more rock chipped paint?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Frostbyte, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Sep 20, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    Frostbyte

    Frostbyte [OP] Well-Known Member

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    anyone here put bigger tires on, removed mudflaps, then had any rock chip problems on the side of your truck?
     
  2. Sep 20, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    yes, yes, and kind of.

    mudflaps protect your vehicle and the vehicles behind you. take em off and you will increase your chances of chipped paint.
     
  3. Sep 20, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    JTacoma

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    I got bigger tires and left the mudflaps on and still have paint chip problems. I am considering buying fender flares to help with the problem.
     
  4. Sep 20, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    chad68

    chad68 Master Jedi Member I am...

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    Yes, yes and no.

    Clear bra is awesome.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    This question is like asking if anyone's ever taken their spare off, then noticed they don't have a spare... :D


    But in all of seriousness, I'd leave them on. I have some chips even WITH mudflaps, from driving around loose lava rock all the time, hard to imagine what I'd look like without em
     
  6. Sep 21, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    Frostbyte

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    is there an aftermarket mudflap that helps with not rubbing of oversized tires?
     
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