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post #1 of 10 Old 06-16-2017, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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What's the technical name for this stuff...

It keep falling off my YJ...I pull some off, someone told me to keep it as long as possible. Is there a technical name for it?
For being the 95, I'm surprised it's just now starting to fall off. Just annoying caws when it breaks loose, it flaps and I have to crawl under her to strap it back up or screw it back on, which is what I did today at lunch time. Just curious.

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-16-2017, 04:31 PM
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what parts?
The splash shields?

I removed mine. they were full of sand. Left a big pile of sand in the driveway.

If you feel the need to keep them, I don't know of anywhere that sells em' new.
Junkyard or E-bay part.
Worth the effort?

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They just add weight, cut your top speed, and kill fuel mileage. I took mine off 20 years ago.
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post #4 of 10 Old 06-16-2017, 08:00 PM
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I keep mine on because they tend to capture a number of things I've dropped down there.

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post #5 of 10 Old 06-16-2017, 08:01 PM
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Yep... ripped those flaps off long ago
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-16-2017, 10:40 PM
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Yeah, they are various splash shields. They are best kept in place as they keep mud and slush from getting up in the nooks and crannies and causing rust and corroding cables and wires. If you cant find used replacements, you can make your own out of any similar flexible rubber sheeting

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Yeah, they are various splash shields. They are best kept in place as they keep mud and slush from getting up in the nooks and crannies and causing rust and corroding cables and wires. If you cant find used replacements, you can make your own out of any similar flexible rubber sheeting
I ripped mine off because of a theory they actually cause the rust and corrosion. The salt gets trapped up behind it. I think that's why you see so many jeeps rusting out from around the joins in the tub behind the roll bar mount. I mean, I painted it with some pretty sturdy paint after I pulled them out, and I'll keep an eye on it for chips and such, but I'd rather having something the underbody spray can get too, than something trapping all the slush and sand and stuff up there. When I pulled mine out, like Chris, I got probably 10 cups of Florida sand out of it.

I'd admit, gravel likes to "ping" off the well now when you're cruising down gravel and so it doesn't help road noise at all, but I'm not convinced it helps with corrosion when combined with regular cleaning. Ask me again in a couple years and we can see how solid my theory is.

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I tore mine out shortly after I bought my YJ because they were already hanging down. I couldn't believe the amount of mud, rocks, and sand they were holding.

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The only ones i kept in are where the fenders meet the tub. (Under the ecu and battery tray respectively).

I saw on JF a while ago some member made some out of lightweight aluminum. Cant find the thread now and dont know how it turned out either
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-19-2017, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Seems either way, everyone has a different opinion. I think i'll plan to remove them as they fall off again...winters up here are brutal, but we don't see a ton of gravel roads. As for the road noise, it's a Wrangler so I'm used to it. Thanks for the thoughts and taking the time ya'll.

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