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Old 11-30-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default Rally Armor Mud Flap Question

I know there is a billion mud flap threads but....

I posted this comment in the "best mud flap for winter" thread thats in here.

I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else or am i just a dummy?

I was backing into my moms driveway the other night. She lives in a town house with a one car garage. Its not super tight, but its no parking lot either. My left rear tire catches the edge of a curb leading into her driveway and presses the mud flap against my tire and the curb. POP!!!! ripped the whole flap and bracket clean off still intact together! ****ing installed them 2 weeks ago. The metal screws ripped right through mounting points on the bumper and wheel well.....

Now that i had to chance to look at it in the day light, only the bottom screw ripped through the plastic mounting point of wheel well. The top mounting point, the mud flap pulled out over the plastic washer. The bottom underneath mounting point, the push clip just popped out without breaking.

I put it back on but now its definitely not has strong as it was before, so that one flap is basically just ****ed.

So moral of the story, dont back into a hard stationary surfaces with madflaps on!
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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What brand mudflaps do you have?
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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What brand mudflaps do you have?
(<insert smart-ass comment> read the title dummy)

Rally Armor
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:27 PM   #4
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:facepalm: haha about what kind of flaps...i noticed while backing into a spot at work while parking up against the curb how i have to be careful with how close i get now...sux that happened
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure there's a warning on the install instructions that clearly states this could/would happen if you backes up to a curb. Or did you not read that part?
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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I'm pretty sure there's a warning on the install instructions that clearly states this could/would happen if you backes up to a curb. Or did you not read that part?

pffff who reads.... (damnit i guess im the dummy then )

i watched the video on youtube how to install them, cause the paper directions are nubby
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:54 AM   #7
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Rally Armor
My bad.

I read it as you might of had a different brand, and if RA mudflaps would suffer the same fate.

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:46 PM   #8
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New fender liner's are quite cheap usually... (~$38/per for GD) so that will refresh your liner mounting points.

I know this may be frowned upon but I'm a big fan of bolting or screwing parts right into your fenders or bumpers. Be aware if you do that and hit a stationary object again it won't just rip the clips off but also the bumper too. If you don't though it will be much sturdier, hope that helps.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #9
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New fender liner's are quite cheap usually... (~$38/per for GD) so that will refresh your liner mounting points.

I know this may be frowned upon but I'm a big fan of bolting or screwing parts right into your fenders or bumpers. Be aware if you do that and hit a stationary object again it won't just rip the clips off but also the bumper too. If you don't though it will be much sturdier, hope that helps.
Last I checked on sgp they were about $17 each.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:40 PM   #10
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^Even better!
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:49 PM   #11
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Yep, I did the same thing with my rally armors. Backing into the driveway I ripped one off. It pulled the bumper down enough to break the mounting tab where the bumper mounts to the body on my jdm bumper. It sucked. I fixed everything with some 1/4" fender washers.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:33 PM   #12
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You should get the urethane flaps next time. They are super forgiving against this stuff. It seems inevitable that this could happen again or catch in the snow when backing.
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You should get the urethane flaps next time. They are super forgiving against this stuff. It seems inevitable that this could happen again or catch in the snow when backing.
Mine were the urethane. I still ripped one flap and the bumper off.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:15 PM   #14
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/\ minus the bumper
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Mine were the urethane. I still ripped one flap and the bumper off.
Ouch! Really? Well, I hereby retract my statement. This is the first I've heard of the urethane flaps doing this.
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Of course they will rip off. If you press them between an object and wheel, and the wheel tries to pull down on them (driving backward) something is going to give. Watched it happen to a friend as he backed into a curb.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:18 PM   #17
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Of course they will rip off. If you press them between an object and wheel, and the wheel tries to pull down on them (driving backward) something is going to give. Watched it happen to a friend as he backed into a curb.

well in hind sight it makes sense now! but i caught the curb when its starts sloping down for the driveway entrance... welp lesson learn
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