Just leaving from Red Cliffs to the trailhead had me cringing from the noise of rocks littering the side of the vehicle.It's not really the truck, it's the tires. The grooves in the tires are just the right size to get small pebbles lodged in there, and not eject them until going about 50mph.
At the Moab off-roadeo when we were leaving the trail and headed back to camp, the instructors actually told us to leave about 100 yards of distance between broncos when we got back on the highway so that we didn't pepper all of the vehicles with trail rocks.
The Gatorback ones are also two pieces, you can somehow slide the low hanging part with the logo off when you go wheeling. I really like that idea, but not spending silly money on some plastic and rubber. I guess they'll start selling their own w/o logo in a couple months, read January, for a better price. Remains to be seen what that 'better' is. I'd not pay $350 for two either, maybe for a set of 4, but even then I'd hesitate.Am I missing that the only operational difference in these at the insane price and normal mud flaps is the hole in them to accomodate rock rails or side steps? Doesn't anyone have a box cutter at home?
Yes, and I also have two Dremels and plan on using them to fit the factory molded flaps to my Badlands for $40 a pair. The price for the Gatorbacks makes me want to throw up. The whole truck only cost 44G! You want almost $1000 for what! That’s not even a good joke. Ford should be ashamed to even get onboard with that.Am I missing that the only operational difference in these at the insane price and normal mud flaps is the hole in them to accomodate rock rails or side steps? Doesn't anyone have a box cutter at home?
My old range rover had them, one got ripped off the first time I had to back up to change an approach on the trail... ended up just ripping the other one off since I didn't care, but literally lasted 30 minutes off road lolJust make them easily detachable, like the fender flares. Otherwise, they’ll likely get trashed going on any decently challenging trail off-road (especially rock crawling).
I just dont like that they are taking the Blue Oval off everything. If they want to make it red I'm okay with that but a small tastefull Ford in atleast 3 places on the vehicle. Other than that I dont care. Also all the cool guys use these mud flaps.I also have a hatred of any excess branding on accessories and aftermarket parts. I refuse to drive around with dealer stickers or vanity plates too. I love the look of raptors but I hate how they're all in your face FORD and RAPTOR.