DuraFlap LLC Frequently
Asked Questions Page
What are flares?
How do you make them drill-less?
I need extra long truck mud flaps ?
the drill-less work with aftermarket
Can I get mudflaps
that will not rub?
tires stick out beyond the fender well,
will the mudflap cover them?
Can you make them
hang lower, or wider?
Can I get custom
shaped mudflaps for my truck?
Who will install my
What will install your mud
flaps look like on my truck?
questionnaire it asks about whether my
truck has flares or not. What are flares??
When we ask about flares we are talking
about the extra flare package or wheel
well molding that is often added around
the wheel wells of the truck. These are
either plastic or fiberglass. On several
truck models, these flares make it
necessary for us to redesign the
drill-less truck mud flaps to work with different
Here are sample
photos of trucks with flares and without
really? How do you do that?
Where possible we pre drill the mudflap to
match factory holes already in your fender
well lip. However, with the new styles,
there are trucks with very little fender
well lip and some with no holes in the
fender well lip.
Dennis has designed
some great brackets to use in these
circumstances. To view the install
directions for your truck model, just
Click Here and it
will take you to our questionnaire.
Complete it and send it and we will send
you the install directions for your truck,
and a couple of photos of your model with
our mudflaps on it. Under the comments
section, you can let us know if you are
interested in any of our custom weight
designs or designs not shown, and we will
try to find images of that weight
3. Do I need
the standard length or the extra long?
We design our drill-less mudflaps to hang
approximately 9-10 off the ground. Our
extra long are designed to hang our
maximum length of 7 off the ground. These
are the lengths measured on the trucks we
get into our shop for the design and fit
up. Your truck could sit differently
depending on wheel and tire sizes,
suspension model and year. Each mudflap
description includes how far below the
fenderwell the mudflap will hang. So
measure your truck and verify that the
length listed will work. We are measuring
from just below the lowest part of your
fenderwell behind the tire.
The extra long mudflaps are designed to
give maximum protection to a trailer or
boat being pulled. When you hook your tow
vehicle to your truck it may squat a
little, but you should not have to worry
about backing into curbs or parking lot
blocks when you are towing, so a little
closer to the ground should be okay.
4. Will your
drill-less work with aftermarket fender
We also need to know about aftermarket
flares. These may cover the factory holes
we use, and may require you to drill thru
the flare to use the factory hole
underneath. If you have aftermarket
flares, complete our questionnaire and we will
send you the install directions with some
photos of installs. Review our install
directions for your truck application, and
determine if you can reach all the
necessary parts on the fenderwell. Many of
the aftermarket flares use the same holes
that we do for installation, and it is
just a matter of removing the bolts they
used, and using our slightly longer bolts
The other possible problem
with aftermarket flares is if they have a
curved edge where the fenderwell lip is
usually flat. This curvature may keep your
mudflap from sitting flat.
thing to check for is how much wider the
flare lip is then the factory flare. If
the inside edge is wider than the factory
flares, some of our hardware may not be
designed to reach around the edge. You may
end up having to drill holes after all.
Sometimes, it is just a better bet to
order our standard installation mudflaps
to be certain they will work with those
non-factory flares. While we are able to
make exchanges on our stock mudflaps, the
customer is required to pay the shipping,
and that can get costly.
I have oversized tires; can I get mudflaps
that will not rub?
With the extra large tires being sold
today there is a problem of the tires
rubbing on the mudflap that hangs straight
down inside the fenderwell. This is
especially true for the front mudflaps
when turning the wheel.
We cannot say if you will have a rub issue
just based on your tire size. Other
factors that affect the rubbing are lifts
and truck stance. We always suggest that
you place a piece of cardboard inside your
wheel well where the mudflap will be
hanging down, and turn your front wheels
to verify that they will not rub. Our
mudflaps are 3/8 thick, so use thicker
cardboard to be safe.
If there is a rub issue we have a couple
of different options. We have created new
mudflaps for the Chevy/GMC, and new body
Ford that place the mudflap behind the
fenderwell liner on the inside edge. This
gives you about ½ more room which is
often all you need. This would be our CF3,
CF3 07, and FF3 07.
Please note that on the Ford trucks, this
tuck behind style will only work if you
All of the new
body Dodge fronts are now tucked behind
the fenderwell liner as well.
Ford Truck Tucked
All of the
new body Dodge fronts are now tucked
behind the fenderwell liner as well.
We can place 2 heat bends in the mud flap
that move it back from the tire. This
works well with the mudflaps that are only
going to hang 10 or less below the truck.
Longer mudflaps can get too heavy, and may
straighten out when exposed to high
temperatures in hot weather conditions. We
do not guarantee the bend to hold, but it
is often worth the try.
We have our lifted truck brackets which
are bent back and then down to hang a
mudflap of the size you require from it.
These can be seen and ordered from our
lifted truck page. You have your choice of
a metal powder coated bracket, or a
stainless steel satin finish bracket. When
you order, our web site will give you
that option to choose from.
Have more questions? Dont hesitate to
call us. (541) 582-6699
6. My tires
stick out beyond the fender well, will
your drill-less give me the coverage I
We design our drill-less mudflaps to be
centered on the stock tires. If you place
a ruler across the tread of your tire,
centered on the tire, this will show you
the coverage you will get from our 12
wide mudflap. When we design the 14 wide
mudflap, we add 1 to the inside and 1 to
the outside to keep the mudflap centered o
the tire. If your tires stick out 1 or
less beyond the fenderwell, half way up on
the wheel well, our 14 wide mudflap
should cover out that far. If they are
further out you will want to phone and
discuss the possibility of us customizing
the mudflaps to give you 1 more of
coverage. We call this a 1 offset. If the
tires stick out further this will require
you to purchase our standard installation
mudflap so you have the ability to
position that mudflap exactly where you
It does mean drilling holes in
your fenderwell, but if your tires stick
out that far, you have probably already
been drilling holes elsewhere.
truck is an old style Dodge, we can do a
2 offset, but this is not available on
the Ford or Chevy/GMC models.
typical coverage for our 12 wide mudflaps.
2010 Dodge no flares standard length 2008
GMC no flares extra long 2011 FX4 with
flares standard length
questions? Please do not hesitate to phone
7. I want to
use your drill-less, but I need mudflaps
longer/wider than the ones you show. Can
you make them hang lower, or wider?
Because we make each pair of mudflaps here
at our factory we are able to create new
cut files based on the customers needs.
Custom lengths or widths may be
accommodated for an extra fee. A few
things to keep in mind when determining if
you need customization are:
We recommend that the
length be no closer than 6 to the ground.
When you are closer, you may hit the
mudflap on curbs and parking guards
without realizing it. When you want them
longer to protect a tow vehicle, remember,
when you attach your trailer, your truck
will squat a bit, giving your tow vehicle
even more protection.
looking at wider mudflaps make sure you
have the room inside the wheel well to
accommodate them without rubbing on
suspension, or being blocked by the liner.
size mudflaps are non returnable for
anything other than defects, so make sure
you measure correctly.
we cannot see your truck, our
recommendations may only be based on what
you describe to us.
orders need to be phoned in. (541)
8. Can I get
custom shaped mudflaps for my truck?
We can cut your mudflaps to the size and
shape you need, just give us a call. (541)
Who will install my mudflaps?
Although our drill-less mudflaps do make
the installation easier, you will still
need some mechanical ability to install
them. They come with all the directions
and necessary hardware. We try to be
available most every day to assist by
phone when necessary so do not hesitate to
phone if you run into difficulties.
That being said, if we do not have a
dealer in your area, most any tire,
muffler or suspension store has the
ability to install our mudflaps. An
average cost in our area is $30 per pair,
but dont hold us to that.
10. What will
install your mud flaps look like on my
To see several trucks with our mud flaps
on them please go to our Google images
Then select the page of images for your
truck model. If you do not find a truck
similar to yours, call or email us with
your truck information and we will do our
best to send you images of mud flaps on
your truck make, model and year.