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Old 12-31-2018, 12:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I think they should be mandatory.
Ever saw what's happening during a rain? Vehicles that don't have mud flaps create a big splash, kind of misty fog on the highways that greatly obstruct visibility. I think it's called "rooster tail" of rain spray behind your car when driving at higher speed.
That's a serious safety issue. We have big rains here, sometimes - and only because cars don't have mud flaps- the visibility is reduced to few yards. Everyone needs to slow down to inching, which wouldn't be necessary if we had a clearer view.
They prevent dirt and grime to reach sensitive parts of the vehicle specially the under carriage which is prone to rust and corrosion. You would get less rock chips on your car paint that ruin the paint and cause rust on other metal parts on your vehicle.
Mud flaps could be fun too as they are available in different shapes, sizes, and colors, and even materials used.
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:30 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Like this?
Yes, like that!!
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:20 PM
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Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I just bought a 2003 Cadilac Deville and it came with mudflaps. Makes a big difference in keeping the car clean. I probably would not have added them, but I am glad they are there.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:57 PM
 
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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Do you see mud flaps on new cars, or any car, any more? I remember putting a new set on as soon as I got a car. On new cars, they used to come molded in the bodywork but I don't remember seeing them anymore. I have bad memories of installing them. I either had to drill holes or use those horrible clamps that would never stay put.
Roads are paved these days so why mud flaps?
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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Mud flaps really ruin the look of most cars and trucks if you ask me.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:37 PM
 
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Do you see mud flaps on new cars, or any car, any more? I remember putting a new set on as soon as I got a car. On new cars, they used to come molded in the bodywork but I don't remember seeing them anymore. I have bad memories of installing them. I either had to drill holes or use those horrible clamps that would never stay put.
They went the way of whitewalls, something else I don't miss
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Roads are paved these days so why mud flaps?

Those paved roads still get covered with rainwater and snow. And in the spring, all that gravel and sand gets kicked up.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:49 PM
 
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There isn't any mud anymore. The first time I was in South Dakota, there was only one north-south route in the state that was paved all the way. Unless you lived fairly close to a big eastern city, you drove quite a lot on unpaved roads, and mud flaps definitely had utility. Without flaps, two cars passing each other on gravel at 50 mph were in a hail of rocks.

As for runnimg boards, the interiors of cars were widened in the '40s, so the space was moved inside the car. The first time the interior floor space was in a well was in the 1950 Hudson, as I recall.
Oh, yes, there is. Plenty of it on the many unpaved public roads just in my area.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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As well as curb feelers, spotlights, brodie knobs, fuzzy dice, and bermuda bells.
Wow, I'm really dating myself.
I had all of those except the fuzzy dice.


Bob.
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:31 PM
 
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In some states mud flaps are required if the tires are wider than the fender. This is to prevent tires throwing objects back toward another vehicle. Here's a link:



https://newsok.com/article/2748292/m...t-follow-rules
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