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Old 09-11-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Default rally armor. is the difference really worth the extra buck?

Is the differene in ra flaps from basic to custom to urethane worth the extra buck?
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:59 PM   #3
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YES. ur's will bend not break when grounded out on speed bumps. they flex making it easier on the hardware while at speed.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:05 PM   #4
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Yes. I like the flexibility in the winter and snow.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:07 PM   #5
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Also if you happen to catch it on something like a curb it's so much more durable...
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:45 PM   #6
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I was a skeptic at first too. But after the install and driving them this past week: They are well worth to cost!
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:40 PM   #7
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thanks, u guys made that one easy
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:40 PM   #8
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I did not get urethane because I don't need the flexibility and think that they look worse over time.

I bought the mid-range and have been very happy with their appearance and durability.

However..be careful with the plastic mounting hardware.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:45 PM   #9
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UR's FTW
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:10 PM   #10
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I did not get urethane because I don't need the flexibility and think that they look worse over time.
Hmm...my UR's are over 2 years old and they look, well, like the day I put them on.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:12 PM   #11
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if your a bad driver you will crash anyways. But if you do it often then why not spend the extra bucks
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:14 PM   #12
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UR's FTW
couldnt agree more. i love my UR's
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:43 PM   #13
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I went with the basics mainly because I didn't want to spend $100 on four sheets of plastic. Are you doing any major rallying or off-roading? If not, then why spend the money? The basics will keep mud off the body of your car and look just as good doing it.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:44 PM   #14
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they just made some universal flaps that are $16 a set....
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:16 AM   #15
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nope homemade ftw
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:31 AM   #16
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i bought thin plastic cutting boards from target and spraypainted them...one of them was torn off when i reversed up a driveway and they got pinched.... but oh well, it only cost me $3
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:31 AM   #17
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i like the sparco flaps, and their cheap
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:48 AM   #18
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YES! get them., you will not regret it.
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:30 AM   #19
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No, go buy some actually soft rubber ones (alot like what a semi uses; NOT that crappy stiff urethane RA's use) and make them yourself. Look better, function better, and "grounding" them doesn't matter, cause they just flop backwards...
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No, go buy some actually soft rubber ones (alot like what a semi uses; NOT that crappy stiff urethane RA's use)


My UR's are pretty floppy.
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:59 AM   #21
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go to 2:49. I guess its decent, but still not as pliable as a nice 1/4 inch rubber slab imo ^^.
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:45 AM   #22
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Love my RA UR's. Worth every penny. I've seen Basics that get a slight curve in them over time.
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the rubber flaps aren't going to be as resistant to damage as the URs. The rubber will dry out over time and will pit and fray. The URs that Rally Armor sells are UV resitant and have been carefully thought out. They are alot more than just "sheets of cut plastic"

Ignorant people make me laugh. If the haters knew how much R&D went into the Rally Armor prodcuts it would make their fuzzy little heads spin.
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:35 PM   #24
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I did not get urethane because I don't need the flexibility and think that they look worse over time.

I bought the mid-range and have been very happy with their appearance and durability.

However..be careful with the plastic mounting hardware.
i agree that the UR versions are more durable because they are flexible, but IMO they do look worst over time. i've had both, and its really hard to get the tar off the UR versions. also since they are shiny, they develop "swirl marks" and scratches on them so they definately don't look their best with age. with the basics, i use a little tire shine, and wipe the excess off. looks new everytime.
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:43 PM   #25
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Lol.... I once read a mudflap thread and a guy posted this.
He said "If you like to wear a dress that flaps around in the wind...then get the UR. If your a real man, then get the classic."
fwiw: I have the classic and I like them.
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