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Old 11-17-2014, 07:33 PM
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Front Mud Flaps

After the winter storm that passed through Denver this weekend, I need to take some kind of action and get mud flaps installed to prevent the ice and snow buildup thrown from the front tires onto the rear fenders.

I do take my jeep off-road, so I don't want to install something that will just get torn off.

Good advice is appreciated!

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Ha.. I just ordered a pair of those for the front. Mopar parts over stock.com...like $38.50
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I have the same mudflaps. Just put them on again a week or so ago before our first snow and then they come off in the Spring for wheeling. Without them, I get snow and slush packed right into my door handles (2 dr) and rocker panels get blasted with sand and salt.
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I have the same mudflaps. Just put them on again a week or so ago before our first snow and then they come off in the Spring for wheeling. Without them, I get snow and slush packed right into my door handles (2 dr) and rocker panels get blasted with sand and salt.
Yea that's my plan, for use. gotta help some at least . Rear fenders and door handles get slammed ....lol.....
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I believe Terra Flex makes some removable ones.
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Those look like they would solve my problem too...but, they way I drive they would be ripped off after the first snow storm. I am thinking something more flexible. That would hang low like those but give when struck by snow banks or such.
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Search for some posts by Jimbox, he had an innovative way to take care of this without big flaps.
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I too have the mopar front flaps. They are pretty pliable I've seen pics and read reviews of people wheeling with them in the rocks without getting ripped off. They are a huge help in keeping the crap off of the side of my jeep. And I think they look nice with the rubi rails.
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search my posts. I have wheeled in the rocks and deep snow and the mopar ones fold flat and pop back in shape with no harm. trust me a snow bank is not going to rip them off or damage them.
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Great. On the list they go. So did you guys by all four or just the front two. Just curious.
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I have the front Mopar flaps. Just got back from Moab and Death Valley, no issues whatsoever. Did the Dome Plateau trail with these, and could hear them folding back when dropping off ledges. Still look new!
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Installed the mopar fronts this weekend. If you're hitting snow banks hard enough to rip them off; you're probably going to have bigger problems than lost $40 mudflaps.
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Great. On the list they go. So did you guys by all four or just the front two. Just curious.
I did all four.
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I put the Mopar ones on the front for this very specific reason. Also to keep the amount of sand from being thrown in the interior when on the beach in the summer with the top and doors are off. They are very flexible.

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I wonder if someone makes a mudflap for those running flat fenders
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I have just ordered Mopar ones, fronts only.

Nothing else seemed to compare as there are plenty of people using these and folding them back without a problem.
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Great. On the list they go. So did you guys by all four or just the front two. Just curious.
Just the fronts. The rears attach to the rear stock bumper which I no longer have. Aftermarket bumpers for me. The fronts attach to the front stock fenders. The rear tires spit out behind my 2 door so it doesn't get on the JK anyway.
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I live in the mountains in Colorado and I put the Mopar on the fronts only last winter, what a difference it makes keeping mud/ice on the panels, live on a rough road and after several technical off road adventures this summer and they were still there this morning. Purchased off Ebay. I will tell you to do it.
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it would be nice to have some flexible ones that i could keep on all year
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Thinking about ordering these. Anyone try them?

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I put the mopar fronts on last year with some easy disconnects. I never took them off, but they did get ripped off over the summer on some trails. Not really damaged, but they didn't stay on while rock crawling.

They did an excellent job keeping the spray off the sides. Now I need to figure out what to do when I get my metalcloak fenders installed....
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I bought a 1/4" thick reinforced rubber truck mud flap and made some front mud flaps. They tuck behind the plastic inner fender and are attached with stainless hardware. I also attached them to the chassis in 1 spot using a nylon spacer & stainless hardware. Mine are big enough to keep the doors clean, and are flexible enough to not get torn off when off-roading (and they have seen quite a bit of trail time). Obviously, you can make them whatever size you want.







Here's how clean the sides stay:


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Thinking of putting flaps on front.
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I bought a 1/4" thick reinforced rubber truck mud flap and made some front mud flaps. They tuck behind the plastic inner fender and are attached with stainless hardware. I also attached them to the chassis in 1 spot using a nylon spacer & stainless hardware. Mine are big enough to keep the doors clean, and are flexible enough to not get torn off when off-roading (and they have seen quite a bit of trail time). Obviously, you can make them whatever size you want.

Here's how clean the sides stay:
That looks perfect! I like the minimalist approach versus the contoured and logo-emblazoned Mopar ones. I need to do something similar on my Hard Rock. Too much mud spray and too many rocks bouncing through the gap on the sliders.

Can you give any other hints or a list of parts you needed?
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Can you give any other hints or a list of parts you needed?
I didn't really keep track of exactly what I ended up using. As usual, when I finished the project I said to myself "I should have taken a bunch of pictures & done a write-up because they turned out pretty good".

For the flap material, I went to NAPA and got a plain (no logo) reinforced rubber truck mud flap. I think it was 24" x 24". The tough part was finding one that was a consistent 1/4" thick (and not just 1/4" thick around the edges). I went to several NAPA stores and only found 1 flap like it.

For the hardware, I picked up a bunch of 1" long 10-24 stainless screws, stainless nylock nuts, and small stainless fender washers.
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Thanks to all for your input.
Jac04, I'll be doing something along the lines of your flaps. I appreciate the idea and the photos!
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I appreciate the idea and the photos!
No problem. Glad I could help. If you need any more pictures, let me know and I'll take some more.

I also made some neat little guards to keep the area behind the rear tires & inside of the rear bumper from filling up with mud (they work great!):




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I have the Mopar front mud flaps and they are great I purchased them to keep water from spraying me when the doors are off. And I had no issues when I was out in Moab.
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Great timing on the thread, and jac04, thanks I have an old mud flap laying around from a previous project.

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