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So, my wife comes home from Autozone today with some mudflaps for the truck. Nothin real fancy, just a pair of $20 black flaps from Autozone.

They came with instructions but the instructions say to DRILL HOLES IN MY FENDERS TO MOUNT THEM.

I REFUSE to drill holes in my fenders. Not frickin happening. No.

Is there another way I can use them? Maybe Nuts/bolts/lockwashers, if I can somehow get tools between the fender and the liner?
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Did I just hear you say mudflaps? I would return them. Only reason I run them is AZ DPS is a bunch of Nazi's and I have been ticketed too many times. I would not run them unless I had to.
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No, i need them because of the salt and slush and crap that ends up all over the step bars. you cant use the steps because they are completely covered in salt/slush/ice all the time. Its actually a slipping hazard. hoping slush flaps will cut down on that.
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Look at the HUSKY molded flaps, i believe they use pre existing holes
http://www.huskyliners.com/Custom-Molded-Mud-Guards

i re used my dealership mud flaps, right over my fender flares, just had to use 1 self tapping screw to make 1 hole that was needed for a better look
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Yup, spend the $$ and get the right flaps. They'll bolt right up.
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Get the right flaps so you don't have to add holes beyond what ya already got.

Husky or Weathertech make some nice ones. A lot of dealers have nice molded ones with logos on them too.
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I am going to get those, but I figured out a way to make these work for now, I can use the existing holes in the fenders with some body plugs. You stick them in the holes and put screws in them and they spread apart inside the hole to make it impossible to remove as ling as the screw is still installed. Its only temporary for the road trip till spring, I take pix tomorrow. They really are cheap cheap flaps and prolly wont last longer than a year anyway. I will get the husky's when money isnt quite so tight after we get settled in at Fort Lewis WA.
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I was looking at the Huskys but I think I'm going to go with the factory flaps. They're smooth and could be color matched if I don't like black. The local custom shop priced the Huskys @ $32/pair and the OE ones @ $45/pair. not much difference and the OE style are longer.
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No, i need them because of the salt and slush and crap that ends up all over the step bars. you cant use the steps because they are completely covered in salt/slush/ice all the time. Its actually a slipping hazard. hoping slush flaps will cut down on that.
Gotcha...steps can be super slippery if you have anything on your shoes or the steps so I def hear ya. As far as aesthetics go I prefer no steps or flaps myself but in your situation they are a need and not a want. Sometimes form does not follow function LOL. We both have good reasons for running mud flaps. Good call on not drilling holes in your ram. If you ever get out of the region where you need to run them and can take them off you'll be happy you didn't drill the holes!
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If you dont want to go with mud flaps you can always get fender flares! haha little bit more expensive then $50 though.

In all seriousness you should look at Husky, Weathertech or the OE style flaps.
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