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Old 03-03-2008
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Removal of Mudflaps

Hey all,

Well today I managed to damage my mudflaps on my 2 week olf truck. I backed into a snowbank and now they are just hanging there all sideways. My question is, would it look stupid if I just took them off and left the other plastic on the truck that goes around the wheel well or should I just get it fixed?

Anybody with a newer Ranger have these issues and what did you do?

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Old 03-04-2008
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Pic?
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lots of guys take their mud flaps off and leave the fender flares.. i have ... but my truck is also a couple years older
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Pics of what your talking about would help. I think as long as they aren't a part of the fender flares i'd take them off. The only draw backs are your truck gets dirty easier, and you will hear more rocks hit the bottom of your truck.
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Hey all,

Here are some pics so let me know what you think

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...40306Large.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...40307Large.jpg

It's made so cheap it's not even funny!
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that didnt take long more snow coming tomorrow and this weekend

if ya can take a pic from straight on from the side instead of the angel so we can gett a bigger view and idea. I was thinking I would have to tkae them off when i put 32's onbut was thinking they would look kinda wierd with them off because they are almost a molded piece compared to tradition mudflaps
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I have to do that later today but I will post a better shot. Stupid mudflaps!
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let me know how it looks cause im thinking about doing the same thing
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I cut those ugly mudflaps the first day I had my truck, Gayest things ever!
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lol Thanks 4lo, I will take it off to see what it looks like.
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So here are some pics of how it looked





This is what it looks like after













Also, notice how useful my jack was?

So what do you guys think, on or off?
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Keep em off. If one is busted no sense in having 1 on, or trying to keep them both on. Looks better without it.

Ive been thinking more and more of takiing mine off.
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I cut those ugly mudflaps the first day I had my truck, Gayest things ever!
wait..you CUT the mudflaps off? you didn't just remove them?
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His are like built in to the flare, you can see whats left of them if you look close.
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so is cerals............

i will just make sure i stay ahead of you ceral........also dont forget to take the front ones off because it will look bad with only 2 on the front

Also you can get a hitch cover from crappy tire for a few bucks.....cleans it up nice...2" reese hitch cover i think is the name......in with all the trailer parts
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Yeah. there is still a little hanging down but I don't care. I rather have the mudflaps just to be nice to people behind me but oh well.

I am going to take off the front once I am 100% sure I am gonna want to keep them off.

The hitch cover is in the works but I am trying to find one I really like but I have yet to find it.

Are there after market mudflaps for these beasts?
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wait..you CUT the mudflaps off? you didn't just remove them?

I cut them off, there integrated into the flairs.
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I done the same thing as soon as I got mine also
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Trim them so you dont have that chunk missing, or get some newwer Ranger flairs. Would the new FX4's fit? Or remove them completely.
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I am still not sure what I am doing. I do see the use of mudflaps but dammit, I don't want to buy a new one and have that one break also next time I back into a snowbank
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dont back into a snow back.........or any other type of bank
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Old 03-07-2008
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Thats too hard for me. I have a truck now so I drive over everything I can lol
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Thats too hard for me. I have a truck now so I drive over everything I can lol

Thats how its done :-) Show them honda's and mercuries what a truck can do... just make sure it isnt too pointy, your tires might not like you after that
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