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10-01-2009, 09:46 PM #1
Mud flaps to protect rear body from rock chips
My first truck was a 1989 (or was it 87? My memory now fails me...) Suburban. It died a premature death due to body and frame rust, despite having less than 100,000 miles on the jasper engine/transmission that was installed after the original powertrain gave up the ghost.
So, I am now (perhaps overly) paranoid about touching up every little rock chip I find, and doing everything I can to prevent rust on my 2003 Yukon XL.
One of the places that is a real problem area is the part of the body that wraps down and around the frame behind the rear wheels. That whole area is getting shot blasted all the time and is constantly showing chips.
I don't want to spend my life touching up rock chips down there, so I'm planning on getting some mud flaps. Any reason I couldn't just go with some cheap rubber flaps, like these?
10-01-2009, 10:28 PM #2
I feel ya and I put them form fitting ones on my truck and I think they are great looking and functioning
2009 Silverado LT1: All Star Edition
5.3 Liter V8 4x4
Locking Rear Differential
3.73 Rear Axle
Factory Remote Start
Rear Wheel House Liners
Molded Mud Flaps
Stainless Nurf Bars
Driver Information Center
20% Tinted Windows
Low Profile Diamond Plate Tool Box
GM Bed Liner
Silver Birch Metallic Mirror Covers
Silver Birch Metallic Vent Visors
Flowmaster Super 40 (knock off)
Bed Rail Protectors
Extang Tonneau Cover
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