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I order mud flaps for my Big Bend from Granger. I was told that they would not need to drill mounting holes, that they would be attached them to the flares, which I happy with. But later, I wondered how would I remove the flares without disturbing the mud flaps and how stable would they be while mounted to the flares! AND, I thought I read somewhere on this forum that you couldn't get mud flaps when you ordered tube-steps, but Ray from Granger's Parts Department said there shouldn't be an issue. Oh well, I just want mud flaps so when I cruise to the mall the BB while be in pristine condition!
I just noticed your post. But the factory flappers attach to the flare. You can not remove the flare after. There were photos taken of the actual mounting on the Southern states Bronco Family Roadshow in April. I'll try to find the post with photos.
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Looks like there won't be a plain black flap option. The first one linked to IG shows the "Bronco" spelled out. The other is just the Bucking Bronco logo as shown here:
 
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Looks like there won't be a plain black flap option. The first one linked to IG shows the "Bronco" spelled out. The other is just the Bucking Bronco logo as shown here:
A plain black option will be available, probably just not through Ford. I'll post some photos shortly!
 
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Here's a flyer we're working on, with Ford part numbers. The plates are removable, however as I mentioned in my last post, a plain black option without any plate will be available through other Truck Hardware Gatorback resellers (ie. SharpTruck.com in the USA).

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@bronco3 The Truck Hardware IG account sent me a number of photos via PM. I asked for permission to share them here. It shows fitment of the front flap with the rock rails. I don't know if you are one in the same with the IG account or if you can post photos yourself of the rock rail/flap fitment.
 
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@bronco3 The Truck Hardware IG account sent me a number of photos via PM. I asked for permission to share them here. It shows fitment of the front flap with the rock rails. I don't know if you are one in the same with the IG account or if you can post photos yourself of the rock rail/flap fitment.
Different person, but I think these are the photos you're referring to?

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I'm not sure what's going on with that one washer. Hopefully just on the prototype.
 

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Looks like it. I was messaging the IG account today and the vehicles that you had for fitment were loaners so you couldn't modify any parts (other than your own). We had talked about the rails and steps in how they have an end cap that can be removed and the rail/step can then be trimmed with the end cap replaced. They agreed and were looking to find local buyers who would be willing to use their rigs with steps or rails for trimming and fitment.
 
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Looks like it. I was messaging the IG account today and the vehicles that you had for fitment were loaners so you couldn't modify any parts (other than your own). We had talked about the rails and steps in how they have an end cap that can be removed and the rail/step can then be trimmed with the end cap replaced. They agreed and were looking to find local buyers who would be willing to use their rigs with steps or rails for trimming and fitment.
Unfortunately, after looking more closely at the CAD data for the factory side step, it doesn't look to me like simply cutting the side step shorter will be an option. It would be much more complicated than that. There are just too many complex holes/cutouts on the step that are used to attach the plastic cap. That said, it may be "possible" by someone with enough skill.

The rock rail looks like it should be very easy to shorten though.
 
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While I'm not a fan of look of Mud Flaps I'm considering getting them because I saw pictures of someone's newly delivered ride with chipped paint on the doors from kicked up rocks. Anybody else considering them for this reason?
 

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While I'm not a fan of look of Mud Flaps I'm considering getting them because I saw pictures of someone's newly delivered ride with chipped paint on the doors from kicked up rocks. Anybody else considering them for this reason?
I’m on the fence TBH… I don’t love the look of mud flaps, but I did like the Gatorbak’s I had that were off-set (stuck out slightly). They also had a metal upper part, not plastic. They weren’t cheap but durable (which I’m sure these are too) and were just a little bit different from your average mud flaps.

If anything, if I can find some side steps that I like, I will likely go that route instead. It should help keep some rocks down, but also be helpful for getting in/out of the vehicle.

We’ll see… I need a build date first before I think too hard about this.
 
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