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Old 03-26-2009, 10:16 AM #1
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Longer front mudflap?

I would like the front mud flaps to be as long as the rear mud flaps to better protect the vehicle... will the rear flap fit the front? Does anybody know where to get OEM rear flaps at a good price?
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Longer front mudflap option

Having a new 08 UR also, I was interested in better mudflap coverage up front. The new Fall/Winter tires I installed were picking up lots of small rocks and slingling them like a trebuchet. This has caused pitting of the tube step and the bottom edge of the doors. I spent lots of time last year chasing deer and elk in Oregon
on Forest Service gravel roads.

The door edge chips are only noticeable when I wash it (can feel them along the lower door lip). The tube step chips were adding up with each trip to the woods.

I ended up attaching a flap "extention".
These were very simple flaps I bought at the local auto parts store. I use the upper existing mudflap self-tapping screws and added 2 more small machine screws, washer & bolt to secure them to the INSIDE of the existing flap.

My thought was if it turned out too hokey I'd just buy new front flaps. To my surprise these simple flaps fit very nicely, plus the color/finish match is real close. You would have to look hard to tell they are not a long stock mudflap.
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That looks fine, is it just a flat flap that you added or does it have some curve to it?
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Re. flat or curved....It's a FLAT mudflap.

***Please let me know if you run across any longer OEM type flaps that fit.

I'm OK with these for now. I'll live with the "not totally OEM look".

The protection they provide is about 50% less rock chips on the tube steps. 90%
better protection on the bottom door edges.
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how about the late toyota tacoma fornt mudflap or the rear. They look alot longer, similar cars but i dont know if they will fit.
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08t4rUR,

I would recommend removing the rear mudguards & trying it on the fronts before diving in & spending money on another pair of the rears.

It's very simple to remove, you won't break anything & you don't even need to remove the wheels.

Just need a shallow right angle screwdriver.
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Re: Longer front mudflap option

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Originally posted by 4Given
Having a new 08 UR also, I was interested in better mudflap coverage up front. The new Fall/Winter tires I installed were picking up lots of small rocks and slingling them like a trebuchet. This has caused pitting of the tube step and the bottom edge of the doors. I spent lots of time last year chasing deer and elk in Oregon
on Forest Service gravel roads.

The door edge chips are only noticeable when I wash it (can feel them along the lower door lip). The tube step chips were adding up with each trip to the woods.

I ended up attaching a flap "extention".
These were very simple flaps I bought at the local auto parts store. I use the upper existing mudflap self-tapping screws and added 2 more small machine screws, washer & bolt to secure them to the INSIDE of the existing flap.

My thought was if it turned out too hokey I'd just buy new front flaps. To my surprise these simple flaps fit very nicely, plus the color/finish match is real close. You would have to look hard to tell they are not a long stock mudflap.
Nicely done! You rock.
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