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I just removed my rear mudflaps..

boy, that was easy.. initially I was concerned that I didn't want to lose the mounting hardware, but after I took off the 13mm nut that holds the bottom on, and the 13mm bolt that holds the top on, and saw how the rod was holding the inner-fender guard in place, the simple solution was to drop the 13mm bolt through the guard and the fender and put the 13mm nut on it!

No pictures now, truck is in the garage and dirty, and its raining outside.
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Yup, i removed all four of mine. Looks higher off the ground... and more sporty lookin'.
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About time....

mud flaps are nothin...
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Any of you notice any increase in paint chips or mud spray on your trucks? I really don't much care about throwing rocks at cars behind me.. I hate tailgaters anyway.
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I just noticed more **** hitting under my truck, which I don't care about since pebbles are fine by me.
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what did yall do about the holes?
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Any of you notice any increase in paint chips or mud spray on your trucks? I really don't much care about throwing rocks at cars behind me.. I hate tailgaters anyway.
Yup, more rocks/mud etc. You know the routine
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what did yall do about the holes?
I was considering those nylon fasteners painted oxford white.
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i dont think i can get flares cuz my truck is a flare side
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i dont think i can get flares cuz my truck is a flare side

you and i only have one hole per flap i think. all we have to do is get a plug like diabolic mentioned.
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You all remove you're mud-flaps, I installed them on my truck!
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i dont think i can get flares cuz my truck is a flare side
Yes, you can put on flairs. I did and they fit perfectly and cover up the holes



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^^ Those would probably look even better color matched.
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well i couldn't decide if i wanted them color matched but I just decided to have them bedlined, and I'm glad that I did. I think it looks cooler, and im sure being bedlined has other advantages too lol
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time to test em out offroad!
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Welp, I think that I am going to pull the stepbars and mudflaps off of my truck tomorrow :) I will make sure to get pics. Maybe I will get ambitious and start fabbing up my bumper brackets to move my brush guard up with the body lift I am getting ready to install :)
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This went off topic real quick.
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so im guessing you removed the mudflap mounting brackets as well? i left my brackets on the rear but removed the front ones since i was too lazy to take the rear ones off
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I leave mine on for curtesy.. nothing worse than following some truck
in a rainstorm without mud flaps.
I do think they look better without the flaps though.
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I've often been passed by trucks without mudflaps on gravel roads and on snow-covered asphalt roads with gravel spread on them by the county for traction. They spew gravel all over the front and the windshield of whoever they pass. Nothing pisses me off more, especially because they are invariably speeding. Many states mandate mudflaps on the rear if your bumper is a certain number of inches or more off the ground and its a traffic offense not to have them. Lack of mudflaps WILL result in more stones and gravel hitting the body panels behind the wheels. Mudflaps serve definite functions and should not be taken off merely for "looks".
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so im guessing you removed the mudflap mounting brackets as well? i left my brackets on the rear but removed the front ones since i was too lazy to take the rear ones off

Seems like it was 2 bolts either way, and the mounting bar bolts looked easier to get to. *shrug*
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Yea I removed my front and rears the holes dont bother me as much as the flaps did!
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I leave mine on for curtesy.. nothing worse than following some truck
in a rainstorm without mud flaps.

Some peoples trucks it would not matter with those small *** mud flaps on there Like mine with my wide *** tires.
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Maybe you need bigger mudflaps..
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no mudflaps = bd
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