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Old 01-05-2012, 09:19 AM
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I've read quite a bit of info concerning mud flaps but I would like some other opinions.

Im getting a black sport and I just cant make myself put on the mopar molded flaps or any of the others. They all have that light black plasticky look to them. They look ok on most other colors but it would almost be a sin to put them on the new px8 black. I want to protect the paint, and may put on clear protective film, but not at the expense of looks.

The heavy duty mopar flaps may look better as they won't "mold" around the sides....opinions? I will def appreciate the function of mud flaps to keep small spashes/dirt off the black paint.....but dont want to look like a grandpa...lol. Anybody got any black ram with with mud flap pics? Thanks!
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Have you looked into having the molded flaps painted to match the color of your truck?
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I think on my '12 Express with these 20's that I'm going to have to install some splash guards...and maybe even fender flares. I haven't had tire spray that transfers to the body like this on any other truck I've ever owned. My last truck was an '89 full-size Jimmy 4X4 with bigger tires. It benefited from splash guards, but even without them it wasn't nearly as bad as my Dodge. I'll try splash guards first, and if it needs more help, I'll get some flares. These big tires really push out to the edge of the wheel well. Yes, I like style too, but when your truck gets a full body splash every time you run through some water, it doesn't look very stylish. I'm not gonna wash this thing a couple of times a week...LOL!
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I had to put the molded ones on mine and I love them. Like TNC, I have 20" rims and tires and it really throws the stuff. Since putting them on I have noticed a large decrease in this. I think they look great. Why wouldn't you want to help protect your investment? These trucks don't come cheap...
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I also have a black 2012 Ram with 20" rims. Plan on getting mudflaps or splash guards. Was also concerned about the looks as well but after driving my truck around the last week and having mud thrown up both sides of my truck I think I'll make the investment. Anyone have a good website to get mudflaps or splash guards?
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I bought husky liners for mine. Autoanything.com has quite a few to choose from.
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I have the flairs on my outdoorsman and they do not help... looking for some to fit my flairs that are not the old fashioned flexable flap.
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I went with the Mopar molded mudflaps om my Silver Sport. As others have said you definitely need some kind of protection. The flat black isn't my favourite but it kind of blends in so it's not too noticible. I think it would be even less noticible on a black truck. Having said that i am still pondering getting them painted to match the truck. It would definitely be sweeter! They aren't the cheapest out there but IMHO they are the nicest looking....especially if they were color keyed to the body color.
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My black '12 Express with 20s needs some for sure. With the salt up here, I can't get down the road without the whole side of the truck turning white. I'd do the OEM ones if ordering the truck new.
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The 2011 and newer trucks have available as an option mud spats. They are much better looking than mud flaps but provide decent protection. I had the stock 2010 spats on my truck but swapped them for the newer 2011 spats as they are much better. My aftermarket wheels/tires stick out from the fenders a good bit and the spats block about 90% of what comes up off the tires from hitting the paint.
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