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Old 12-31-2018, 04:44 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
News flash: Tires throw rocks back (and outward) even when they are not wider than the fender. Those state laws mean well, but the requirement won’t stop cracked windshields.

You can cut down on such incidents by not tailgating, but I have had rocks hit my vehicle when I was more than a tenth of a mile back. And forget about dodging the jerks who come speeding around a freshly chipsealed surface on a curve—coming from the opposite direction. That is what caused my last cracked windshield.
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Old 12-31-2018, 07:12 PM
 
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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Those paved roads still get covered with rainwater and snow. And in the spring, all that gravel and sand gets kicked up.
A few rock smacks in the windshield and it feels like home.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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Wow, I'm really dating myself.
I had all of those except the fuzzy dice.


Bob.
Bob, the reason I rattled off that list is that I have all of them on my 1950 Ford. In fact, I have fender skirts and spotlights on my 78 Chevy pickup.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Roads are paved these days so why mud flaps?
They are called "mud flaps". They are also called "splash guards". No splashes on the roads?

There are ugly flaps:
http://www.trucktrend.com/how-to/pai...tall/#photo-01

And nice flaps:

They come in many colors and styles. They could compliment a car, and you barely see them:
https://sites.google.com/a/u.aocon.n...ion-For-Toyota

https://www.americantrucks.com/husky...laps-2015.html
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:48 AM
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I used to like seeing the Yosemite Sam 'Back Off' flaps.. they've gone kinda obsolete..
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Old 01-02-2019, 01:19 AM
 
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Aren't they analogous to how on flights things that used to come with the ticket like carry-on luggage or meals are now separate costs, and are just another way for dealers to separate people from their money?
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I used to like seeing the Yosemite Sam 'Back Off' flaps.. they've gone kinda obsolete..
I much preferred this but haven't seen them lately.

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Old 01-03-2019, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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People probably figured out that the road grime that got trapped behind the mudflaps was more harmful that the road grime splattered on the quarter panels.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:48 AM
 
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I always thought mudflaps were ugly. I am glad they are now obsolete
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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I always thought mudflaps were ugly. I am glad they are now obsolete
What are you talking talking about you can still get mud flaps for cars and pickups. We’re did you come to the conclusion that mud flaps were obsolete.
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