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Old 01-22-2010, 07:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My 33" tires are only 33% covered inside the wheel well of the Samurai, 66% is exposed. So even with my Bushwacker fender flares, the tires still throw about so much debris and water when driving. Mud flaps are necessary.

I bought a couple of very wide truck mudflaps, and I'll cut them to fit them on the Samurai, but I'm wondering what is the best place to mount the mud flaps. Anyone has a hint or idea on how to do that?
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are you doing front, rear, or both? The only place you could mount them where they would deflect the mud is on the fender flares. anywhere else on your body or chassis and they wouldn't stick out far enough to cover the crap tossed up off the outside edge of your tires. When you offroad with passengers in the back seat, make sure they wear goggles.
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are you doing front, rear, or both? The only place you could mount them where they would deflect the mud is on the fender flares. anywhere else on your body or chassis and they wouldn't stick out far enough to cover the crap tossed up off the outside edge of your tires. When you offroad with passengers in the back seat, make sure they wear goggles.
LOL that's helarious wearing goggles. I guess that applies if you have a convertable Sammy, mine is tin top

I was thinking it should cover the whole width of the tire, not only on the fender flares. So half of it would be on the body of the car and the other half on the flares. The problem is how to extend it across into the flares, and how to mount it on the flares. Should I fabricate a bracket to hold it, or just punch a rivet through the flares directly?
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What if you used the factory mudflap hanger and added a longer piece of metal stock to attach the wider mudflap to?
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my dog wears goggles in my samurai when I have the top off. One of them took a rock right in the lense, so I'm glad I made them. Saved my dog one of his eyes..... plus it looks hilarious.

I'd fabricate a bracket for the bushwhackers... those jems are 300 bucks. If you tear a flap, you want to be able to replace it without tapping out the rivets in your fender flares. Plus that way you don't have to run them all the time if you don't want to.
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What if you used the factory mudflap hanger and added a longer piece of metal stock to attach the wider mudflap to?
That's a good idea. I found the rear hanger, but I couldn't find a front one. Could it have been ripped off or smashed in at some point in it's life with the ex-owner?

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my dog wears goggles in my samurai when I have the top off. One of them took a rock right in the lense, so I'm glad I made them. Saved my dog one of his eyes..... plus it looks hilarious.

I'd fabricate a bracket for the bushwhackers... those jems are 300 bucks. If you tear a flap, you want to be able to replace it without tapping out the rivets in your fender flares. Plus that way you don't have to run them all the time if you don't want to.
LOL that would look cute! A dog with goggles. You're right. I still have some pieces of the checkered Aluminum sheet metal I used on the inside of my doors lying around in my yard, I'll fabricate some brackets out of them.
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my front end doesn't have stock mud flaps, just the rear has that metal flap.

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my frong end doesn't have stock mud flaps, just the rear has that metal flap.
Figures. So I need to fabricate a metal tab on to the bottom of the body.
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You could bolt an "L" bracket to the frame under the front seating area with an arm that extends out past the body. I have bolt on nerf bars that attach to those frame members and they support the full weight of an adult standing on them. You just want to make sure it comes out right in line with the flares so that you don't have a bracket jutting out for someone to hook themselves on.
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The factory front mudflaps use a bracket that bolts onto the body using holes that are already there (intended for those brackets). I have them on the Stalker, but i have to find a pic that will show it. The vehicle is parked in Chapparell (next town) right now, or I would go out and take pictures...
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