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post #1 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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Mud Flaps ?

Hi guys, I'm considering throwing on 2 pairs of OEM mud flaps to help protect the exterior of my 2010 Renegade. Do you think it would make it look less rugged? Back in the day, I had them installed on my Ford explorer sport and got a lot grief for it.

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post #2 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 09:26 AM
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This is a never ending argument and there have been many threads on them. It's all about your opinion and what you do with your Lib.

For me, I think they're ugly, BUT I have them on the rear. My reason is to protect from the extra road grime you get without having them on. Also when you have rear mud flaps, the cars behind you won't be as distracted by all the rain the rear tires kick up. I would take the rear ones off if I could justify the amount of pebbles that would be constantly be hitting the bumper.

The front ones I removed for a cleaner look. Have your pick. You can always take them off (for off roading) or put them back on with ease.
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post #3 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 01:20 PM
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This is a never ending argument and there have been many threads on them. It's all about your opinion and what you do with your Lib.

...I have them on the rear. My reason is to protect from the extra road grime you get without having them on. ...
^This
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post #4 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 07:15 PM
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Mine has factory mud flaps and I don't like them. They act like a scoop. I have no idea why they were designed like this. The wheels fill them with mud and slush. Get something that is flat like a traditional mudflap so that it doesn't hold all that debris.
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post #5 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 10:41 PM
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I had put mud flaps on my rig not for looks but for function. I was sick of it getting it all grimed up just from leaving the car wash and from the bottom getting chewed from road debris let alone a trail. Any extreme trails I would take them off.

When you get knee-deep in a situation, floor it.
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post #6 of 15 Old 04-20-2013, 12:16 AM
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I hate em, I just choose to deal with the consequences of not having them.

But, it's your Jeep, NEVER let anyone tell you how to build it. If you like mud flaps, put em on. I just recommend you take them off when/if you ever plan on wheeling. I've seen a few get ripped off that way(happens quite easily actually).
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post #7 of 15 Old 04-20-2013, 03:27 AM
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I try to get mudflaps when possible. Not only for the practical reasons, but I always like the look of the OEM flaps on the landrovers and toyotas. I dont like the looks of the molded ones, just the kind that "flap"











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post #8 of 15 Old 04-20-2013, 09:39 AM
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I have the oem ones sitting in the garage to install.. Not sure how I feel about them just yet. I would like to find the flat style ones for our lib.
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post #9 of 15 Old 04-20-2013, 01:12 PM
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I've got the molded ones on our Liberty. Mixed feelings about them. But they can be practical when it comes to throwing rocks, etc. We get a fair amount of stones, etc., on our streets, especially after break-up when the snow's melting. We have a few paint chips on the grill from people with no flaps and tires with larger tread patterns.

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post #10 of 15 Old 04-20-2013, 08:00 PM
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I have a full set of OEM ones for sale. Lightly used, I just didn't end up liking the look. To each their own.

They do not come with any screws or hardware, so a trip to Lowes will be in your future.

Anyone interested?
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post #11 of 15 Old 04-21-2013, 07:58 AM
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i like to see mud in my car...........
not for me
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post #12 of 15 Old 04-21-2013, 05:41 PM
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To me the factory flaps are lame; too tiny to scale. If you want a "rugged" mudflap, purchase a large plain black rubber mudflap at a "trucker" store, Cut it vertically down the center and you now have a 12" wide mud flap for each side. Have someone hold it in place as you check the look from all angles. Raise it, lower it move it in and out as someone holds it in place. If you want it to stick out 1 or 2 inches past the fender for more mud protection, cut a 2-inch arc at the top outside corner. Then mount with sheet metal screws and fender washers and spray the screws and washers with undercoat spray. This is what I did on my 2500 CTD ram pick-up 4x4.

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post #13 of 15 Old 08-05-2013, 12:25 PM
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To me the factory flaps are lame; too tiny to scale. If you want a "rugged" mudflap, purchase a large plain black rubber mudflap at a "trucker" store, Cut it vertically down the center and you now have a 12" wide mud flap for each side. Have someone hold it in place as you check the look from all angles. Raise it, lower it move it in and out as someone holds it in place. If you want it to stick out 1 or 2 inches past the fender for more mud protection, cut a 2-inch arc at the top outside corner. Then mount with sheet metal screws and fender washers and spray the screws and washers with undercoat spray. This is what I did on my 2500 CTD ram pick-up 4x4.
I know this an old thread but im new around here reading a lot. This is my first Jeep and coming from an Evo what we do is go to IKEA and buy a s4et of their flexible cutting boards. they come in a bunch of colors and are the perfect size for flaps. 5 bucks. good to go.
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post #14 of 15 Old 08-09-2013, 02:56 AM
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Wow. Just . . . wow
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post #15 of 15 Old 02-23-2014, 09:42 PM
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I have some Logo ones for sale if you want to buy those
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