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Old 05-08-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Something to fill the gap between flare and side step?

DOes anyone know of anything available to fill in the little gap between the bottom of the front flare and the side step..
I know i will get flamed by guys that say "its supposed to get muddy" but i was just wondering it there was anything out there to fill in that little 2" gap. Anything short of a full mup flap that is.. i don't care for the look.
It would be nice to try to contain as much as possible in the fenders.
Now the mud that gets puked out the front onto the front bumper, that is a whole other issue..

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:16 PM   #2
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I have been wondering the same thing. I am thinking of getting flaps and trimming them so they don't extend below the step.
For the bumper gap I got the Warn Elite front bumper and it helps a lot with the mud getting puked onto the bumper but does not entirely eliminate it.

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Old 05-08-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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^^^^^^^
Thanks....i kinda had the same thought of just getting some sort of basic flat rubber flap and trimming my own..i just didn't know if there was a product out there..cuz it sure seems like "there's alway somethin' for somethin "

as for the front bumper the first thing that popped into my head was the bumper on the MOAB, but thats gotta be a pretty expensive way to block the mud....
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:37 PM   #4
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I just ordered the VDP stubby kit. inexpensive and if the bumper isnt in front of the tire, it cannot get dirty
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:14 AM   #5
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Here is a pic installed ! I should have done this when I purchased my Jeep
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I just ordered the VDP stubby kit. inexpensive and if the bumper isnt in front of the tire, it cannot get dirty
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Here is a pic installed ! I should have done this when I purchased my Jeep
I believe OP was talking about the gap between the flare and side step, not the flare and bumper

OP, for a while I had a piece of roofing tarpaper on mine. It had an adhesive on it so you just peeled and stuck and it was waterproof too. It fell of over the winter with all of the ice but it worked great when it was on. I just had part stick the the inner fender and part to the side step and the gap was sealed
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I've been thinking about cutting up some black plastic 1 gallon oil jugs for the front and rear.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:00 PM   #8
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i actually installed something the other day..its in its trial stage now.
I went to auto parts store and bought a cheap pair of flat plastic mud flaps for $11. I ran them up behind the existing wheel well liner, between the liner and the flare, so the bottom of the flap was about even with the inner bottom edge of the well liner. ABout 80% of the flap is up behind the fender liner, i am really only using about the bottom 3-4 inches of the flap.
Its SO stupid if you look at the bottom of the rear of the front wheel well liner, near where the front of the side step is they actually have it notched raising the bottom edge of the liner...like they want the mud to fly out.?
I ran some black screws with attached washers (i got them from auto parts store also..they were some kind of a trim screw) throught the EO liner and into the new flap , pressing the flap forward by putting my hand behind it from up inside the fender flare...
They just kind of stick down now almost level with the bottom of the step.. I'm gonna keep an eye on them. I might just pull them down a little more and run a screw or 2 through them and right into the step, attaching them right to the step so there is NO gap... we'll see

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Here is a pic installed ! I should have done this when I purchased my Jeep
nice Jeep, but we can't really see what you did there....
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I can. It's just a little mini mudflap attached to the fender
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I cut up some old floor mats to fit & used those.

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