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Hey guys,

I repaint my rock sliders every year because they'll rust where the paint is chipped off. I expect that on the bottom where I drag them across rocks and stuff but notice I also get it a lot on the leading edges where I imagine the front tires are sandblasting them on dirt roads and stuff.

A few days ago I put on the Mopar front splash guards. The coverage looks great and I expect they'll do their job well.

They're almost certainly going to hit things when wheeling though. My question is this... what will happen when they do?

Will they just bend up and flap back down? Will they bend and crack? Or, and this is what worries me... will they push up the whole fender and trash it?

I figured they'd be easy enough to remove when wheeling but they're not THAT easy to remove. They use 3 of those Christmas tree plugs and one of the screws just goes into the plastic fender so removing and reinstalling that a few times won't do it any favours.

Anyone have them? Anyone seen what happens when you land them on a rock?
 

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I have had mopar splash guards on all my wranglers and they have seen hard use off-road and never had an issue. They will fold flat when they come in contact with something.
 

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I have had mopar splash guards on all my wranglers and they have seen hard use off-road and never had an issue. They will fold flat when they come in contact with something.
This is exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks!!

They just feel more solid than I expected so I thought there was a risk that they shove the whole fender up and tear it off the Jeep or something. :)
 

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This is exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks!!

They just feel more solid than I expected so I thought there was a risk that they shove the whole fender up and tear it off the Jeep or something. :)
They get a bit ratty looking at the bottom where they drag but will fold completely flat and i have never had an issue with the flare getting knocked loose or anything. I have been to Moab several time with them and have done a lot of snow wheeling which is where they get bent back more than any other wheeling that I have done.
 

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My concern was coming off a big rock when I'd normally land on the rock sliders. I figured the thing would get shoved straight up and tear off the fender. Does it just bend out of the way in that case?

I don't care if it ends up looking ratty. That's fine. I just don't want to solve one problem and cause another much bigger one. :)
 

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yes just grab them and bend them up and you will see they are flexible and pop back to shape.
 

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AEV's rear mud flaps flatten out and pop back in when drug across stuff. Wish they made them for the front too.
 

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I added an extra wide washer at the base of the liner for extra support. It`s nice not to get mud on your door handles.
 

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AEV's rear mud flaps flatten out and pop back in when drug across stuff. Wish they made them for the front too.
same material as the mopar ones and mopar ones are a lot cheaper.
 

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Watching mud flaps getting scrunched up on the trail can add extra thrills for the spectators.
 

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I've had the AEV rear ones for years now and never had an issue with them out on the trails. But they talk about that right in the sales pitch so I never gave it a second thought.

Incidentally, there's a thread here somewhere about the nightmare I had installing them. It's epic. Hilariously epic. :D
 
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