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mudflap options?

So with the Mazda, I have (or had) those rigid plastic mud flaps that break as soon as you hit something with them.

Are there any stock Ranger mud flaps that are softer/more flexible. I really need some atleast on the back because my tires kick up so much slush and crap from the road it just cakes my rockers,doors and rear bumper with crap.

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gawd,please,anything but tacky crap like that.
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who needs mud flaps? rockers and bumpers filling with mud and slush add character. i took my factory flaps off... you want 'em?
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gawd,please,anything but tacky crap like that.
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you don't like my sarcasm?
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I still have mine...
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lol,i need pictures of said mudflaps...
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I have an FX4 that has the flaps not incorperated with the flares, I picked up some flaps with the Ford Oval on them, and they work good, I've only ripped one of the rear ones off because they're so long. Best pictures I have of them.

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Mud flaps are for wussies.
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lol....i have those same style mudflaps as on the OP's mazda....man i have backed into so much crap and had them bend til they touch the tire and even in cold weather like now, they have not broken off or had any white marks from them being bent. ill go out and bend it all the way with my shoe and take a pic if you want haha they are pretty sturdy IMO but they will be coming in the spring with the lift and 33s
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Okay,so here's why I want/need some soft mudflaps..since the hard plastic ones just get in the way and break and catch all the road crap and make mini-snow/slush mountains that rub against the tire.

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See the way the corner of the bumper fills up with all the crap? That's all salt and crap in there which will end up rusting out my bumper, not to mention the bottom of my bed. I see this all too common on the 86-93 Mazda B-series trucks. The corner of the bed rusts out and the lower valance behind the bumper rots out because all the crap gets caught inbetween it and the bumper and rots out both the bumper and the bed at the same time.

And yes, in due time I will be rockerguarding my entire lower half of the truck.
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mine came with some fairly flexible ones ... they say mazda on em

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I guess I'm out of luck finding ANY mudflaps that don't look like poo. I hate the look of them all but they sure do help.

The solid rear mudflaps have got to be one of the stupidest design ideas I have ever seen.
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I always wanted some big tacky mudflaps w/ Yosemite Sam saying "BACK OFF!!". lol
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I run the invisible ones. They seem to keep people off my a$$ when it's wet outside lol
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I have the invisible ones too. I like the look of them, but living in the land of salt, my rockers and rear bumper don't seem to like them.
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Why do people take off mud flaps in the first place? Is it for looks? My roomate keeps telling me to takeem off.
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TAKE-EM OFF!
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See the way the corner of the bumper fills up with all the crap? That's all salt and crap in there which will end up rusting out my bumper, not to mention the bottom of my bed.
I have those "stock hard plastic ones" and in the winter, my bumper catches all the snow and slush too. Mind you I have been in some crap before, but never enough to snap my flaps off......damn.

You can go with the crappy ones that Ford currently puts on the newer Rangers......that cheap looking flappy rubber that looks like @ss.

But....

If you want to prevent slush and junk from hitting the bumper, you'll need wider flaps that stick out farther then your tires as well as longer ones......almost touching the road.

Basically, get trucker flaps......big, wide, and ugly....LOL
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but why take them off? lol
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The first time I went wheelin, my stock molded flaps broke off. The worst noise I ever heard, scared the living **** out of me. Took mine off. The hole bugs me, but I just took the flairs right off, kept throwing them when I flexed out
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but why take them off? lol
Cause they look like crap
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i have the same molded ones, broke 2 off mine the first time my truck left the road lol, now it just bugs me that the corner of the flares is missing because i took them off
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