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post #1 of 9 Old 08-21-2018, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Front mud flaps: to install or not?

I just received a pair of Mopar mudflaps for my Limited. I opened the package to read the enclosed instructions and saw a cautionary statement advising that these parts are not intended for offroad use. I suppose the thinking is that they hang too lo and might be impacted by rocks, etc. I certainly wouldn't want that to happen, since they could conceivably be ripped off if that happened. I could visualize driving over a rock and having the rock strike the flap as the tire has passed over it. Now I thinking maybe I should just leave well enough alone and try to return the flaps.
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-21-2018, 05:08 PM
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No brainer .....if you plan to off road driving over boulders dont put them on.

Normal street driving put 'em on! I have them front & rear cause I like to keep mine clean & dont plan on off roading over boulders
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-21-2018, 06:28 PM
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Agree with 6t9chgr. I have put the molded MOPAR splash guards on a number of my FCA vehicles in the past. They fit well and look great. Very good for on-road use but would clearly be vulnerable to damage with any serious off road use. If you still want the protection, I think there are flexible rubber after market guards that would withstand off road abuse. Maybe you can find something like this but for a GC? https://www.quadratec.com/products/12541_0002.htm

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-22-2018, 06:13 AM
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I had the molded guards from the factory , cracked Borge the fronts quickly crawling through rocks, bought a new after market set from amazon and have broke them yet. Too much salt and gravel driving to not have them.


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post #5 of 9 Old 08-22-2018, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Decision made. Will not install.
My vendor has agreed to take them back and issue a refund.
Thanks to all who replied. It really helped.
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-23-2018, 04:36 AM
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Now this has me thinking about Mopar mud flaps.
For a 2017 Trailhawk, would I get ones for a Summit, or ones that apparently fit everything else? Thanks.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-23-2018, 04:49 AM
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I put the Mopar ones (front & rear) on my 2017. Driving over a curb (because, Jeep) cracked a front one.


I'd like to find a set that's made of *soft* rubber that can take moderate flexing (say, a full 90 degree bend below freezing). The "stock" ones are moderately hard plastic, and take zero abuse. Bonus points if being slightly wider than the wheel well too (the stock ones still don't catch enough spray). But they can't look like 18-wheeler flaps either.

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-23-2018, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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I put the Mopar ones (front & rear) on my 2017. Driving over a curb (because, Jeep) cracked a front one.
Yeah. That's the sort of thing I envisioned when I decided to send them back.
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-23-2018, 09:54 AM
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The problem of ripping them off happens when you back up and they get sucked into the wheel.
Simple fix is to tie them up when wheeling.
Take a look a a few dump trucks,a good owner operator knows to put an eye bolt at the bottom so they can hook their flaps up while dumping broken concrete or into an asphalt paver.
Simple fix to keep the tier from ripping them off.

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