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« : January 02, 2011, 05:20:00 PM »

Hello..long time since my last post.  Last time I rec'd a lot of good responses on steering shaft replacements....so here goes nothing:

I have a '84 W250 Power Ram.  I run 35 x 14.5 x 16.5 Mickey Thompson Baja Belted HPs on a 4-inch lift.  Great tires for sand over the years, but I'm scratching up my paint job driving on dirt roads around home.  I'm thinking to run these tires one last season.  But before I do, I want to find some nice mud flaps.

Need flaps that are reasonably priced, durable, yet not too redneck if ya know what I mean.  Any suggestions would be welcomed.

Thx & Happy New Year to All!!
Dano from Michigan
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« #1 : January 03, 2011, 06:12:18 AM »

Ha,

My mudflaps are totally redneck, but I didn't have a choice. trying to get signed off on a fix it ticket a year ago. I originally ordered some from Summit, but they sent me the wrong part number. After I got that problem fixed, I found out that I couldn't use them because they didn't mount far enough back to clear my tires. So, I bought a set of rocktamer mudflaps that mount to the hitch/receiver and pretty much hang down from the bumper. I've gotten used to them. I paid $184 shipped for the non-chromed ones from carparts.com (53CP2862 is the part number). They were the cheapest I found.

In hindsite, I wish I had somebody help modify or fabricate a mounting bracket to relocate the ones I got from Summit. I'm running a smaller tire now, and wouldn't have to move it to far.

Have you trimmed your fenders? Does the furthest most rear side of your tire extend further back than the back of your wheel well?

John

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« #2 : January 03, 2011, 12:41:26 PM »

Thx.

I see the predicament.....and I'm sure my tires extend too far back as well (no fender trimming).  Thanks for the recommend & PN on the Rocktamers.  I'll check around and circle back if I see anything.

My bud wants to fabricate them from semi trailer flaps, but that's my concern about fashion.  He has a vested interest since I broke his windshield last year.
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« #3 : January 03, 2011, 06:04:52 PM »

I recently made a set for my '06 in preparation for the alaska trip.  I welded some 1 1/4" square 1/8" wall tubing to the truck, and slid some 1" inside.  I pinned it in several places with stainless shoulder bolts.  The mud flaps are industrial belting from a conveyer belt that is VERY tough.  I capped the top and bottom with some diamond plate aluminum and painted it black.

It's adjustable for different tire widths, needs, etc.  It's easy to replace the belting if it ever wears out as well.  And, they're definately strong!!!



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« #4 : January 05, 2011, 04:19:52 PM »

I recently made a set for my '06 in preparation for the alaska trip.  I welded some 1 1/4" square 1/8" wall tubing to the truck, and slid some 1" inside.  I pinned it in several places with stainless shoulder bolts.  The mud flaps are industrial belting from a conveyer belt that is VERY tough.  I capped the top and bottom with some diamond plate aluminum and painted it black.

It's adjustable for different tire widths, needs, etc.  It's easy to replace the belting if it ever wears out as well.  And, they're definately strong!!!



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« #5 : January 05, 2011, 09:02:04 PM »

I'll be your first customer Eric. My mudflaps are flush with the top of the bumper, and hang down. I like how your's are tucked up under the bumper. Can't tell how close the exhaust is though. Only possible issue I see. Now you just need to come up with a cool name for them!

John

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