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Old 02-12-2019, 04:40 PM
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Duraflap no drill. I got the longer version but you can get custom sizes and weights too. I got the black powfercoated weights on mine. These are much longer than the Weathertech or Huskys.
They look good! How do they mount up around the front wheels?
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 17F150Coyote View Post
They look good! How do they mount up around the front wheels?
They use existing holes and an aluminum bracket as I recall. These are a little cheaper than the gatorbacks as well I think. But they are more expensive than the Weathertech or Husky. Check them out at www.duraflap.com
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Running boards and flaps work well together. The running board actually does more than the flaps to keep mud off the sides of my truck. Different tires also kick up different amounts of crud. A neighbor had Michelin LT tires on his truck that he uses around his dairy and those tires through up everything from mud to gravel along the sides of the truck as soon as he hit the asphalt of the public road.

My Toyota pickups all came standard from the factory with mud flaps but I have always had to add them to my ******, Dodge, Ford, and Chevy trucks. I have had problems with the after market flaps on the rear wells with them getting picked up and rolled onto the top of the tires when backing up in snow or mud.
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I think the Weathertechs look the best.







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I think the Weathertechs look the best.






Yup, pics of your truck were part of the reason I went with those over the Husky or OEM guards.
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I did the Husky guards and wheel well liners, and like them both. I think those or the Weathertechs would be fine, and relatively easy to install.
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G20 How long did the mud flap install take?
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I don't mind the OEM ones

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G20 How long did the mud flap install take?
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John,

Not long at all, less than an hour to do all four. I also took some thin foam weather stripping (approximately 1/2" wide) and lined the inside edge of all four flaps before I installed them. I followed the outer edge of the flap, where it would contact the paint.

I did this because my buddy has a F-150 with the same flaps and when he took them off, you could see an outlined edge from where the road grit got in-between the fender flare and mud flap. The grit kind of scored the paint on the fender flares, leaving a perfect outline of the flap. Granted, the truck was much older than mine and had 50K miles on it.

Anyway, the weather stripping sealed the void in-between the mud flap and fender flare. I can't see where any grit could get in there.

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Old 04-18-2019, 10:49 PM
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A few things I don't really like about the Weathertechs I put on.

First, you have to remove the molding under the back of the front wheel wells. It leaves an unfinished look with the exposed sheet metal. Most probably won't notice, but I do.

Another thing is that they are quite a bit wider than the stock tires, which I would think has to affect fuel mileage at least a little.

Last, that screw indent on the rear flaps looks cheap.

Don't get me wrong, all of these are minor things and none of them are dealbreakers. But if I did it again I'd probably get the OEMs as they seem to be a bit better thought out design.

If you have the factory running boards mud flaps are a requirement in winter weather. I'm lucky my front passenger door wasn't damaged when my son opened it when the running board had a big ice clump built up on it.
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