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Old 04-05-2007
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Mud flaps or no mud flaps????

Should I take them off or leave them??
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Change the rear brake light first...the mudflaps, being black, blend with the scheme. The red stands out like crazy.
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No mudflaps! i just took mine off and it looks so much better in the rear.
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I took mine off a long time ago and I like it a lot better that way.

Lose em
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took mine off the day i got it much nicer without them
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Suggestions for the third brake light?
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Could go with a billet overlay to cover up a good amount of the red...
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OFF. looks lots and lots better
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No flaps

Just took the flaps off! What you think? Better??
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better.
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Better and how do you like your at2's?
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Looks good..

Get some 06 tail lights..
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get ready to clean those tips more...lol, thats the only bad side to removing the flaps...
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looks better without them.. i removed mine a few years ago and i think it looks much better without them
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AT2's

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Better and how do you like your at2's?
I really like them so far. Great all around tire. No road noise, and pulls well when needed. I now have 13,000 miles on them and no complaints.
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for the 3rd brake light...try gettin the smoked LED light
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for the 3rd brake light...try gettin the smoked LED light
nite shades good too
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much better
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Eh, Looks not better or worse to me, but I not as **** about Mud flaps as most people here. I still don't get how it is the first thing you guys are drawn to.

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Eh, Looks not better or worse to me, but I not as **** about Mud flaps as most people here. I still don't get how it is the first thing you guys are drawn to.

that just shows how old you are...

why would i want a mud catcher that is only half the width of my tires?
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why would i want a mud catcher that is only half the width of my tires?
Because it protects the paint from getting all those rock chips. If you like the looks without the flaps that is your choice. I hate rock chips.

Yes, I'm old.
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that just shows how old you are...

why would i want a mud catcher that is only half the width of my tires?
LOL I bet we were born in the same decade (I'me 25)! I'm not exactly collecting Social security here! Don't judge me by my cars!

Plus its not just that they don't cover the whole tire, Mine did on my 04 and I still got grief about mud flaps. I am a Big Car guy. I look at cars all day long. I have car magazines coming out of my ear and unless someone mentions it, I have no idea if a car has Flaps or not. I don't even know if my Buick has them or not? I think not, but I honestly don't know. I do know my first one did because I melted it with hot rubber!

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as a real oldster(LOL) here, my opinion is this: the mudflaps serve numerous purposes: to keep rocks from flying up into the car behind you and breaking their windshield and to keep your truck from getting all dinged up. also, many states have laws stating that all trucks must have rear mudflaps.
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I got a fix it ticket for not having mud-flaps..lame!..I put them on got it signed and took them off again :P
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I don't like how they look but I would only leave them on because the tire likes to throw crap on the taillight and surrounding area.
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