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Old April 15th, 2011, 06:15 PM
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What I think is even more important than mudflaps is an inner wheel well that actually provides full coverage. Those gaps at the bottom rear of the front wells are the worse sourse of crap getting where it shouldn't. I know it's not a big deal to fit a piece of rubber to close them up, but I would love to see a full plastic inner well with no gaps.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 06:58 PM
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There is a difference between the "UK style" mounts and those from the NAS.

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Whos truck is that? Wondered how the bike rack fit.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 08:09 PM
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Whos truck is that? Wondered how the bike rack fit.
I have no idea, I found that photo years ago. I imagine it clamps to the spare tire, looks to be a thule.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 08:53 AM
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A couple of things that you may want to consider before dropping 100 bones on mud flaps.

1. They don't really keep the back of your truck much cleaner in the rain

2. If you are really in the mud, they pack the mud in deaper into your wheel wells and around the gas tank.

3. You will tear them off in the rocks when you back up aginst a rock and the flap gets wedged between the rock and the tire.
You are 100% correct. However, they do a nice job of keeping the rock chips down on the side of your rig if you happen to drive gravel roads a bunch. My gravel drive has beaten up a bunch of cars/trucks. I do agree if you use your truck off road the trails will remove them for you.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 12:19 PM
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A couple of things that you may want to consider before dropping 100 bones on mud flaps.

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3. You will tear them off in the rocks when you back up aginst a rock and the flap gets wedged between the rock and the tire.
That exact thing happened to me at SCARR this weekend. Never been to an event like that, so I didn't think it through enough to remove the flaps. Unfortunately, when the mud flap got ripped off, it didn't tear off completely. Instead it ripped the bolt holding the mud flap bracket right out of the fender. Ah, more pop rivets and angled aluminum.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 01:56 PM
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You can do what the dump truck drivers do and use a hook to roll the flap up when the situation calls for it.
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