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post #31 of 147 (permalink) Old 09-13-2010, 09:55 AM
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I've got the ford molded on the rear, but they tell me the fronts will be in later this month
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I have a SRW F250 and got my Duraflaps last week. I mounted the “drill-less”, steel weighted model front and rear this past weekend. The fronts went on no problem. The rears were a little tricky. The existing holes on the truck lined up well with the holes on the flaps but I had a few problems with the angled bracket supplied with the kit. I was just too long to line up correctly. I had to drill another hole on the untwisted end, essentially shortening the bracket ¾”, to make it look decent.
Good to know. I think it will be easiest if I have the rear wheels out of the way when I install these, eh? I'm going to be putting some aftermarket wheels/tires on anyhow, so just as well do it when I'm swapping them around.

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From where are you guys ordering the Duraflaps? I have a F350 SRW CC LWB with the 275/70/18 tires on order. Which models would I need for the front and rear?

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I have a SRW F250 and got my Duraflaps last week. I mounted the “drill-less”, steel weighted model front and rear this past weekend. The fronts went on no problem. The rears were a little tricky. The existing holes on the truck lined up well with the holes on the flaps but I had a few problems with the angled bracket supplied with the kit. I was just too long to line up correctly. I had to drill another hole on the untwisted end, essentially shortening the bracket ¾”, to make it look decent.

Would you still recommend them to fellow members? Looking at getting the same one's. Thanks

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Would you still recommend them to fellow members? Looking at getting the same one's. Thanks
I would recommend these to members wholeheartedly - They are a very well made product and IMO, look great. One thing to remember though - if the holes in your truck are like mine, you will have to re-drill the bracket. I have a drill press that made it quite simple; it would be trickier if you try to drill it by hand...
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I would recommend these to members wholeheartedly - They are a very well made product and IMO, look great. One thing to remember though - if the holes in your truck are like mine, you will have to re-drill the bracket. I have a drill press that made it quite simple; it would be trickier if you try to drill it by hand...
I to have access to a drill press, thanks for the heads up. Did you purchase directly from duraflap? At 130.00 a set?

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I to have access to a drill press, thanks for the heads up. Did you purchase directly from duraflap? At 130.00 a set?
Yes - I did purchase from Duraflap direct - i wanted to make sure I was getting the right product – I had read somewhere about incorrect models being supplied. I had a woman walk me through the ordering. She also asked me if I was a member of the “Ford” forum – to get a 10% discount. I wasn’t sure what forum she was referring to, but I didn’t think it was wise to ask. I just said yes – she only asked for my Userid – I am a member of a number of forums for the 6.7 powerstroke so I thought I was being honest… When I ordered there was a little back-log – the flaps took about 10 days to get here. – They were shipped from Oregon to NY.

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Flaps and mpg

Has anyone investigated whether flaps reduce mpg? I am thinking I'll go for a set of these Duraflaps, but don't really want to see lower mpg, and will wait if they have a negative affect.

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Has anyone investigated whether flaps reduce mpg? I am thinking I'll go for a set of these Duraflaps, but don't really want to see lower mpg, and will wait if they have a negative affect.

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I would let you know but I think it would be faulty information. I keep constant track of my mileage, tank to tank. Just after I installed the flaps I changed my oil (Rotella 5W40) and got the Reflash - So I think these things affected my mileage more than the flaps. I saw an increase of .6 mpg for these last 280 miles or so (lie-o-meter) from 18.4 to 19. (combined local and highway driving). I am getting an actual mileage of 17.9 gpm calculated - but I will have to wait for the next gas tank re-fill to calculate the actual mileage with the flaps, oil change and reflash.

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Would someone who has the duraflaps measure how far they actually extend down? I am so disappointed in my Ford flaps, they are so short they only extend down 6 inches and dirt/mud starts to hit my truck 4 inches behind the flaps. They sure leave a lot of the truck body unprotected, not to mention the trash that hits my 5'er.
I am considering Duraflaps but I want to make sure they will give me better protection from the dirt/mud road I live on.

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Call DuraFlap, they have a couple of lengths available. I believe mine hang about 9" above the ground. The rear of the wheel well is about 20.5 inches off the ground so they are about 11-11.5 inches below the body.

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I just installed my DuraFlaps today and ran into difficulties with the rear flaps. I have a Lariat, which has plastic molded flairs around the wheel wells. The front flair fit is good and allowed easy mounting of the mud flaps, the rear flairs do not have the good fit and left the DuraFlap bracket too short.

I tried forcing the flair back but that caused it to distort. I ended up using a longer bolt and a couple of extra nuts to act as a 1" extension to the bracket.

The mud flaps are not to blame, it's the installation of the rear wheel flairs that caused my problems.

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Did you guys with the duraflaps get 14" wide rear and 12" wide fronts? Ordered mine last week and the women on the phone said that is what most people order.... Just worried it's going to look odd................
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Did you guys with the duraflaps get 14" wide rear and 12" wide fronts? Ordered mine last week and the women on the phone said that is what most people order.... Just worried it's going to look odd................
I got the 12"s front and rear. I too am wondering how the 14"s would look on the rear with the 12" fronts
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I just ordered the Dura Flaps 12's for front and back. Had the Husky's but didn't think they looked big enough. I should be getting them this week.

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