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Old 04-30-2005
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mud flaps

would it be a good idea to remove the mud flaps on my 98? or do u think it would start to rust out my wheel wells?
 
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i took the flaps off all of my rangers, i just liked the looks better, showed off my fancy tires
 
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Take them off...

Nuff said...
 
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why would it rust out your wheel wells? if you wanted you could rustoleum the contact points where the hanger was bolted.

i like my mudflaps and people complain to me when they see ive got them (dont know why) i see them as a courtesy to other drivers, especially since i hate having rocks thrown at me. plus, i kinda like the look of them.
 
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alright thx yall... ill have them off tomorrow. o and is there gonna be a hole on the side of my truck, cuz that my main concern?
 
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on a 98 you may have a hole, my 99 had one, but i just used the plastic button that held the flap on and stuck it back in the hole.
 
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You will have a hole, but it isn't that noticeable.

If you do a lot of driving on gravel roads, you will get more rock chips. I drive on gravel roads just about everyday, so from time to time I clean the rockers off real well and hit them with a couple coats of clear.

Even with more rock chips, you probably won't get any more rust than you would with them on. I noticed that when I took mine off, they had actually dug into the paint and there was a little bit of surface rust.
 
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alright yall... i got them off and there are holes but there really small... but it does look a lot better. the only reason i really wanted them off was cause they were blocking all the mud from hitting my truck and it was starting to pis me off. but i might to stick the plastic plug things back in and see how it looks. thx guys.
 
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i think mudflaps are a good idea.. I have to agree with Chris (loneFX4), it's more of a courtesy to others... oh well, it's your truck
 
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