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front mudflaps

anyone know or installed front mudflaps on the newer 06+ fender flares? I'm interested in adding some to the front to keep from getting anymore bad rock chips on the flares... thanks

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and the rear...(winter 07)

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just take them off all together..
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remove them. looks beter.
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he doesn't care about the look. He wants them for the useful factory
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remove them. looks beter.
remove the flares? lol! He would then have to get new fenders or do some body work and repaint them because of all the holes.

Im not sure, but would the same mud flaps that are use don the rear work for the front? How are the rear flaps attached?

Another option would be to line-x the flares! That will protect them as well as look unique.
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^^ edgeaholic wasnt talking about removing the flares i dont think. but yea i would just get rid of the flaps all together
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I know on my truck I have a little bracket to mount them to, I also added flaps as busting up the paint doesn't make much sense on a 15+K truck.
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I broke both of mine off climbing snow banks last year so I made new ones from a semi truck mud flap. The main reason I made new ones was because I didn't wanna scratch up that rear panel behind the wheel from rocks and stuff coming off the tire. I think they look pretty good though.

I don't think the ones on the back will fit the front because of that bracket but I am not positive.
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I think it may be possible. You just need the little bracket and some bolts. I just took pics of my 02' if you want me to post them. You can see where and how they mount on the truck. From your pics it looks like the inner edge of the flares are the same as the older ones.

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What Jason said, get brackets and flaps from a 01-05 w/ front flaps and flares. The flaps mount to little brackets that are bolted to the bottom of the flare and the frame if i remember correctly...might be the inside of the fender. The fenders havn't changed, regardless of flare style, I think they'll work marvelously for what you want them to do. I took mine off sooo long ago. It'll look just like how your rears are mounted.

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sweet! that's what I was looking for!
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hows this? did it this morning, think I'll go ahead and add the to the front too... I drilled more holes to mount them higher...

Left modded, right stock...
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and a new little mod
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now to make them work on the front all you really need to do is cut a lil slot on the inside of the flare, just like it is on the rear flares, and slid it up thru... I'll double check to see whats behind there cause I don't wanna drill into any components... should be getting 31"s sometime this fall/winter :-D
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NICE!! Gosh..i need rear flaps. lol. Rain is starting...and i'm going to get pulled over multiple times. lol.
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^^ thats the only reason I still have mine on lol
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well lately I've been taking it off-road more and I cringe when I hear those loud pops and know that a rock just went flying... to me they look 100x better modded...
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