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Old 04-30-2009
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Mud flaps

What is the deal with removing the mud flaps?

Why are they so disliked?
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i dont know, i swear every time i post pics i get at least one comment "lose the flaps" lol i like them on
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They just clean the look of the rig up without them on. I think for sure it looks better but I like havin them on the protect my paint
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i think it cleaned up the look of mine def. there is some bolts you have to crawl under there and undo i wanna say they are 6mm but im not sure and then there are some of those pushin conectors that you just have to rip out or reach around to the other side and cut off its all personal preffernce lol
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did this so I could keep that black brace bar...

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I used to get similar comments. I guess I really never noticed them on the truck. But since I took them off, I think it looks much better!

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Mine rubbed my tires so away they went!
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Mine would drag the ground so by-bye
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Mine are still on because I like to do fun things on dirt/gravel roads and I also like to try and keep my paint in decent condition.

It's also fun to leave piles of dirt in random parking lots after I go off road.

A swift kick to the mud flap and a glop pile of dirt the size of 2-3 softballs falls off. In HS I used to park in the same spot every day and by the end of the year it almost became a dirt parking spot. lol
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Mine are still on because I like to do fun things on dirt/gravel roads and I also like to try and keep my paint in decent condition.

It's also fun to leave piles of dirt in random parking lots after I go off road.

A swift kick to the mud flap and a glop pile of dirt the size of 2-3 softballs falls off. In HS I used to park in the same spot every day and by the end of the year it almost became a dirt parking spot. lol
ha same here. ive had mud stuck to them to the point that the mud was rubbing the tire sometimes. then got to school one day and just kicked it and walked away, then dean comes to class andhands me shovel......
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i used to like mine, but after i removed them, i noticed how much better the truck looked (especially from the rear) and the truck looks taller.
same reason why people remove their nerf bars. (looks taller without them)
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same reason why people remove their nerf bars. (looks taller without them)
Hmmm...didn't think of that. I hate mine!
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Removed em today

Took off the flaps today and now I see why others do.

Looks way better from all angles.
Now I can see my new Nokians.
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same reason why people remove their nerf bars. (looks taller without them)
I did that and it made the truck look a little taller but not much
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'cause they look f*uckin ugly as hell, or if you had the retarded solid plastic mazda ones like me, they gat caught on everything and just break off anyways.
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ha same here. ive had mud stuck to them to the point that the mud was rubbing the tire sometimes. then got to school one day and just kicked it and walked away, then dean comes to class andhands me shovel......

I would have told the dean to **** off, or I'd clean it up and then replace the pile with my own brown stuff for him.
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I never liked the looks of mine, besides they wouldn't do much for me now anyway.
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