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mud flaps
« on: August 28, 2014, 12:31:27 PM »
Dick1172762 asked on the shout box-what are mud flaps? Well for the younger generation it is a piece of material (rubber,metal or plastic)that went behind the wheels to protect paint from mud,rocks,etc.you see them on big tricks mostly nowadays.the one that craiggarrett1 is referring to taper back to better blend in with fenders(commonly called spats).most cars now are style at rear of wheel well to do the same job mud flaps do.on big trucks they keep try to limit rocks flying off of tires and hitting cars behind.
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Re: mud flaps
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 04:08:26 PM »
I had a set on my Model A Ford back in 1952. Haven't seen a set since then.
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Re: mud flaps
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 12:07:37 AM »
A friend of mine bought a Toyota Tacoma pickup last weekend and it has a set of Toyota mud flaps on it.  I guess maybe it depends on where you live but mud flaps appear to be fairly common here.
 
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Re: mud flaps
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2014, 06:28:50 AM »
By law here in AB you have to have them on pick up trucks.
Bottom of them have to be no higher than middle of the axle.

Rare to see on cars.
Will they help protect from rock chips ? Most certainly.
But the screw holes will be a starting place for rust.

If I was worried about rock chips (on a car), I'd consider the spray on rock guard. You can get most places now that can match your paint.

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Re: mud flaps
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 02:37:53 PM »
On large trucks in Pa. they are required. When I traveled a lot while working I found in states where they were not required, a lot of windshields were chipped and broken by rocks getting kicked up. They are a good idea. I have them on my pickup, and on my car as well, to keep the chip damage down.