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mudflaps yes/no? what type?

lots of rocks on our winter roads here from the "sand" they put on the roads. thinking of a mudflap of some sort to stop the bottom half getting trashed. soft rubber or hard plastic? any preferences? authentic Jeep from the stealership, or parts store special? also thinking of the bug/rock deflector. anybody have any input?

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Hard plastic may get trashed during off roading. You could also get a snow and ice build up between the hard plastic flap and the tire. I would get the softer type.
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I have heavy-duty rubber flaps and they do a great job. The only this is if you go off road, they will get ripped off. They have plastic bolts for a reason.
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bug/rock deflector looks good but doesn't do much to keep bugs off your windshield.





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I've got the OEM molded mudguards and they look good. seem to keep debris off the sides of the Commander. But they are like a spoon on the side facing the tire. I'll bet it would build up some pretty good icebergs.
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good point about the moulded flaps and the ice. atleast with the soft rubber ones you could just kick the ice off and not worry about breaking them.
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Yep, take it from someone who was born and brought up in Massachusetts...that's what will happen.
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There are plastic/rubber blended mudflap which is also a good option.
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I've got the OEM molded mudguards and they look good. seem to keep debris off the sides of the Commander. But they are like a spoon on the side facing the tire. I'll bet it would build up some pretty good icebergs.
We have these and they look great, but as stated take them off before entering the trail - I already ripped one off this past summer.
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Easy way to avoid mudflaps, is to ask GETLOST to fabricate you some extended wheel well flares. I am thinking about looking into that down the road. Some heavy duty wheel flares. What do you think?


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