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A-Bingaman
01-04-2012, 01:06 AM
What is the general opinion on these style of mudflaps on an expo rig. These have been around for a long time. I have only seen them on one truck in person, and thought it looked good. I was thinking of making my own to look similar.

penangtoy
01-04-2012, 01:10 AM
I have seen many of these in the San Gabriel valley where many asians like them but not me. I find them tacky!

4xdog
01-04-2012, 01:21 AM
Susquehanna Motorsports sells the urethane sheeting used by rallycar builders to make these flaps. in red or black here (http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=508).

A little too Dakar for my taste, but, hey, it's your vehicle.

Don

2007 Frankfurt Auto Show
http://4xdog.smugmug.com/photos/1186336993_hdi9q-L.jpg

keezer37
01-04-2012, 01:45 AM
I think I'd like them for about six months. Then they'd look bling.

Go to NAPA, buy a couple truck flaps (small), $11.XX each and cut your own. Thick, flexible, and lasts forever.

http://i876.photobucket.com/albums/ab323/Yoderandhisbuggy/DukeyFlaps.jpg
Homegrown

TangoBlue
01-04-2012, 01:55 AM
I don't mean to hurt your feelings but that style looks tacky and would most likely be seen on a vehicle that ventured no further than a National Park parking lot or a blingy rally car.

Trucks that are wheeled off-road will see terrain that will often detach mud flaps.

That said, some state vehicle codes require rear flaps which has spawned a lot of novel methods for detachable rear flaps; attached for over-the-road travel - detached at the trail head for overland travel.

NOTE* Except for Zolo's Tacoma Ute - he is a mud flap GOD!

A-Bingaman
01-04-2012, 02:11 AM
No hurt feelings here. I do have a lot of exposed tire in the rear. I think I would have trouble mounting some to my front fiberglass anyway. Thanks for the input.

97discosd
01-04-2012, 03:05 AM
I have to say all this negativity towards mud/dirt flaps is lame. If I coul d keep a set on my discovery I would! Loved having them. My dilemma is in can't keep the rears on. They keep getting ripped off. Kudos on the flaps

subytoy
01-04-2012, 03:08 AM
I like them! I like the Dakar look and rally cars in general. I have them on the rear of my Subaru (had them on the front, too but I had mounted them too low and they hit the road too many times).
I wouldn't put them or any mudflaps on a rock crawler, but I don't have a rock crawler.
To each their own.

Craig

zolo
01-04-2012, 01:15 PM
I don't mean to hurt your feelings but that style looks tacky and would most likely be seen on a vehicle that ventured no further than a National Park parking lot or a blingy rally car.

Trucks that are wheeled off-road will see terrain that will often detach mud flaps.

That said, some state vehicle codes require rear flaps which has spawned a lot of novel methods for detachable rear flaps; attached for over-the-road travel - detached at the trail head for overland travel.


HEY!! You said you liked mine.....lol...:)

corax
01-06-2012, 03:04 AM
A single $15 mudflap from any random truck stop will usually be enough for 2 "regular" mudflaps. I've never really understood the purpose of urethane mudflaps, does anyone know?


I think I would have trouble mounting some to my front fiberglass anyway. Thanks for the input.

http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/58610-Corax-s-1st-gen-RN61-4runner?p=850023#post850023
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk171/batardsalamano/random%20projects/front%20mudflaps/07alldone.jpg

TangoBlue
01-06-2012, 03:22 AM
I don't mean to hurt your feelings but that style looks tacky and would most likely be seen on a vehicle that ventured no further than a National Park parking lot or a blingy rally car.

Trucks that are wheeled off-road will see terrain that will often detach mud flaps.

That said, some state vehicle codes require rear flaps which has spawned a lot of novel methods for detachable rear flaps; attached for over-the-road travel - detached at the trail head for overland travel.

NOTE* Except for Zolo's Tacoma Ute - he is a mud flap GOD!


HEY!! You said you liked mine.....lol...:)

Damned internet! Foiled by my own words!

Corrected it for you... It's the TEQ flaps - irresistible - the rest of your truck looks like hell. ;)

Seriously, the style - red PU flaps are too blingy to me for a truck that goes off road. I'm not against flaps - I kind of wish I had flaps for all the crap my tires kick up on the side of the truck, but they just ended up getting torn off. After the big trip I had so much road tar...

LaOutbackTrail
01-06-2012, 03:51 AM
Not everyone drives their truck the same or in the same places.
I'm not a fan of cleaning mud from under my truck. I don't like flinging rocks either.

The red Jaos mudflaps that the OP shows are laughable. Color and price. A black mudflap is fine.

Hell, these flaps are awesome! I'm going to work out a similar set for the monty. :drool::Wow1: :xxrotflma

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/Storage%20System/IMG_1165.jpg

A-Bingaman
01-06-2012, 04:24 AM
Well I do prefer the look of the rally style as compared to big rig flaps. I love the look of rally flaps that are available for subies and such. Unfortunately appearance is big to me. My original intention was a black flap with a similar look and cable tie back like the pic. This would eliminate the color issue as well as the price.

zolo
01-06-2012, 03:56 PM
Damned internet! Foiled by my own words!

Corrected it for you... It's the TEQ flaps - irresistible - the rest of your truck looks like hell. ;)

Seriously, the style - red PU flaps are too blingy to me for a truck that goes off road. I'm not against flaps - I kind of wish I had flaps for all the crap my tires kick up on the side of the truck, but they just ended up getting torn off. After the big trip I had so much road tar...


LMAO...Yeah my factory flaps lasted like a week. I tried running these TEQs with the factory bed and my old set up. I ripped them off that way also.

With the flatbed I installed them mainly because I didn't build a boxed in area for the rear LED lights, So the wiring and back of the LEDs are exposed to whatever debris the tires kick up. I also mounted them extra high so as not get ripped off but still help said lights.
So far so good.

On some rigs they look the part and work, other rigs they get left behind.

Martinjmpr
01-06-2012, 06:27 PM
Two pages on mud flaps and I have to be the first one to post this?

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z256/ZappBranigan/Misc%20pictures/mud_flaps2.jpg

:elkgrin::elkgrin:

SilverBullet
01-06-2012, 06:52 PM
Actually, I worked may rally start lines and those flaps are a life saver. They do really well deflecting debris and they flex well backward (1 direction) so they work great for those guys. If you wanted them, you could probably not rick crawl well with them, but for mud and debris, I say go for it, it is your truck, and your cleaning and paint...

LaOutbackTrail
01-06-2012, 07:48 PM
OP, you did see the price on the JAOS mudlfaps, right?

Co-opski
01-06-2012, 08:26 PM
OP, you did see the price on the JAOS mudlfaps, right?
This is ExPo, since when did price start to matter. I like the snowmachine track that has been cut mud flap myself. :ylsmoke:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a278/whittaker727/Picture056.jpg

DirectDrive
01-06-2012, 08:30 PM
What is the general opinion on these style of mudflaps on an expo rig. These have been around for a long time. I have only seen them on one truck in person, and thought it looked good. I was thinking of making my own to look similar.
The design looks good, but the color and logo is silly, IMO.

I've gotten my stock rear flaps to live/work off road but I had to cut down my fronts by 4-1/2" or so.
The front flaps on 2 gen Tacos are abnormally long.

Husky now offers replacement flaps for 2 gen Tacos.
Someone on TW is working on a replacement flap that looks like the JAOS.

ersatzknarf
01-06-2012, 09:13 PM
I've used the black ones from Susquehanna Motorsports (http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=508) and they are super tough, almost indestructible. You have to use a hole punch to put mounting holes in them...



Susquehanna Motorsports sells the urethane sheeting used by rallycar builders to make these flaps. in red or black here (http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=508).

A little too Dakar for my taste, but, hey, it's your vehicle.

Don

Danimal
01-07-2012, 01:26 AM
Rally flaps, eh?

Took the stock flaps off of my Tacoma and bought some (shorter) ProFit splash guards through Amazon. I think I spent $18/pair. They are thick, flexible rubber - which is way better than the rigid stock plastic ones.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c391/KSUDanimal/P1050082.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c391/KSUDanimal/P1050081.jpg

A-Bingaman
01-07-2012, 02:52 AM
Well my truck is more prerunner/baja style than expo. So I felt the rally style flaps may look more at home. I dont care what the Jaos ones cost. I was not saying that I was going to buy those, I thought I would make my own pair similar in style. I would likely use the black plastic for a flap and some aluminum stock to help with the cable tie back part. I may still play with it but was interested in hearing what people like.

These are older pics of my truck.

TangoBlue
01-07-2012, 03:14 AM
Nice looking truck. I think the cable tie back would be a problem; just looking for something to snag it. When going over obstacles while executing a multipoint turn and reversing is where I had the most problems with my flaps. A flexible material that is not too long might fit the bill.