I was considering getting a set of these (4) to install on my new Rubi. Would like to hear from other users about their experiences with them; is it an easy installation? How much drilling; just into the plastic fender or is there metal to drill into as well? Are they relatively durable, or are they likley to get hung up or ripped off when wheeling? Already getting sick of the spray on the side of my new rig and would like to reduce this. Never got 'em for my '06 Rubi and I ended up with a million dings on the rear fender extensions from flung rocks from the front tires. Hoping this addition will eliminate this eyesore. Any replies are welcomed, thanks in advance!
I purchased the fronts for my JKUR do not have the Jeep yet but the directions looked pretty striaght foward. I'll run out to the shop later if I get a chance to look at the directions but I do not believe drilling is required but i could be wrong. I live in MN where we have lots of winter salt and sand and i thought for $40 even if I go through a couple of sets its worth it to keep the crap off the Jeep.
The 2011's look the same. I bought them and quickly sold. I had the fronts on only as the rears were a bitch to get on without taking the wheel off. I got to the point where I didn't like the fronts either, so took a $20 hit and ebay'd them.
RK 2.5 Stock Mod with LCAs - Bilstein 5100's - Nitto Trail Grappler 295/70/18 - Spidertracs 1.5 - AEV Premium Bumper and Hood - Amp Research Power Steps
Road salt/slush is (was) a big problem for me..... with my duratracs just flinging it all over the sides/windows and even over the roof.
On the recommendation of Kurt at Cruiseoutfitters.com (SLC), I visited Sam at TeraFlex Plus in West Murray (UT)... and today they installed 4 removable Teraflex mud flaps. The instal was straightforward (for them - they welded a piece on to my frame at 4 spots) then the rod that holds the flap just clips on/off.
Do they look good? Hmmmmm
Are they removable? Yes - easily.
Do they keep the junk off my jeep? YES..... and that's all I care about right now. It's snowing, or I'd take photos... will do so in a day or two when it lets up... too busy shoveling and staying warm now...
i know several people here don't like them, and I really don't either, but I did put them on, both front and rear. I use mine as a DD more than any other purpose, and when I go out in the sticks, I take the chance of damaging them. It's like others have said, it keeps the sides and windows clean in the mud and snow.
They are easy to install, and I didn't take any wheels off of my rig to do it. Took about 5 minutes a corner.
I put them on our 2011 and they look great and do a good job of protecting the side, I really don't think they would last off roading, had to remove the tires to get them on, was a good time to clean the inside of the rims. Good Luck
I installed these front and back about a week ago. They are easy to install, Look Great in my opinion. Sure if you off road in narrow rough trails they might get damaged or pulled off but the protection they offer is worth the chance. The front door, side steps and under rails stay much cleaner. The rear is not as useful but it does keep the rear under bumper area cleaner. Those places that mud, dirt and grime pack up--stay moist and possibly cause corrosion are cleaner.
I too bought them shortly after purchasing my 2012 JK. Seems I may have been a little "hasty" in purchasing them.
I now have the Mopar Offroad rear bumper and they are designed to fit the Factory "Milk Jug" rear bumper. So now the rears probably won't fit.
I may install the fronts to keep the "crap" off the side of the JK.
I may try and trim down the front mud flaps so they don't hang so low and are less prone to damage.
Looks like I may have to Ebay the unused Mopar rear mud flaps.