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Old 11-29-2011, 10:04 PM
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want to put on some mud flaps before the winter snow arrives. also want flaps that offer more protection from the salt and whatever else in the road, doesn't seem like flaps from husky or other like products will protect my truck all that well. need some suggestions and pictures if possible of something more heavy duty. should i be looking at bushwacker flares, do these offer more protection? thanks all
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I put the factory flaps on mine. They are contoured to the body and seem to cover the area of the stock tires fairly well. You'll never get anything to completlely shield the body, you'll always have spray and the stuff that flings up when the tires turn to one side, just get the best fitting ones you can find. Before you mount them, load the sheet metal up with paste wax and let the flap sqeeze into it, wipe off the excess after your done. This will help seal the gap where crap likes to lay and rust. I also use the no-touch car wash with underbody spray a lot in the winter, helps cut down on the salt buildup.
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If you go with the contoured flaps, be sure to put some clear tape, like the chipguard stuff, behind them where they contact the fender or your paint will get rubbed off.
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There are some universal ones that require some sort of hanger addition to the back end that kind of look like the ones you see on the back of motorhomes. They definitely cut down on dirt and debris flying into the body panels and underside.

automotiveconcepts.net has Graboski universal and model specific mud flaps that work really well.
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I have Husky Flaps and they fit well. They come with the clear tape to protect the paint. and they warranty them for the life of the vehicle.
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I have a set from Weathertech in the garage waiting for a free 15 minutes to put them on. They make quality stuff and you don't have to drill holes in anything.
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