No matter what model Jeep you drive, Jeep mud flaps installation is pretty easy. Whether you buy some fancy 2010 Jeep Wrangler mud flaps custom molded from ABS plastic, or you fabricate your own 1994 Jeep Commander mud flaps from some scrap aluminum panels, the premise is the same. You just want to add that extra layer of crud protection between your wheel and body.
For the aforementioned set of DIY mud flaps for Jeep Grand Cherokees, you really just need to cut the metal, and with the wheels removed, drill some holes in the wheel wells and pop rivet the flaps in place. Not only does this style of Jeep Grand Cherokee mud flaps look great, there is nothing like the satisfaction of a slack-jawed yokel asking you where you got ‘em.
Custom Made Jeep Flaps
Now, back to the custom-molded Jeep Wrangler mud flaps. There are a lot of companies out there crafting some radical flaps. And, though it’s the model that receives the most aftermarket affection, mud flaps aren’t just for Wranglers anymore. These same companies make great Jeep Cherokee mud flaps, and there are even Jeep Liberty mud flaps and Jeep Patriot mud flaps for you nouveau Jeepsters
Installing custom-made flaps is about the same for all the models. In most cases, the wheel must be removed. Even if it’s not required, just go ahead and remove them, the extra elbowroom does wonders for your constitution. After that, it’s just a matter of following the manufacturers’ instructions to complete the install.
Choosing the Best Mud Flaps for Your Driving Style
The great thing about the aftermarket flaps, as opposed to the do-it-yourselfers, is that there’s no reason to drill holes in your vehicle. Most of the big names in the biz use existing factory holes and trim mounts to attach the new flaps. This not only makes for a super simple installation, it give you the option of removing the flaps and swapping the factory parts when it’s time to put the old buzzard on the selling block. Occasionally, for more extreme flaps, there is some cutting and drilling involved, but those products are reserved for the hardcore enthusiasts.
Once your Jeep mud flaps are installed, you can hit all the Jamborees, fun runs and mud bogs with confidence. Oh, you’re gonna splatter some mud, it just won’t be all over your trusty Jeep!
A Tip From the Mechanic!
Just like a Jeep Jamboree, performing upgrade projects on your Jeep is much more fun with a friend to share the excitement with. And, the surefire way to get even the laziest friend over to help you wrestle your Jeep in the driveway all weekend is by securing some sudsy beverages and a three-foot hoagie loaded with salami, mortadella, thin sliced pepperoni, capocollo, prosciutto, and provolone cheese. And, if that isn’t enough motivation to wrest your best buddy from his weekend ball & chain, give me a call. I love myself a good three-foot hoagie!