I had my Ford dealer install the Gatorback mudflaps on my truck and couldn't be happier with them. All 4 cost like $600 total installed. I had them installed in January, and I definitely noticed they made a difference keeping the snow and slush off the power deploy running boards the rest of the winter.
Alright @RocknRescue -- you and @kdjasper lured me on these Gatorback mud flaps. They look of very high quality but kinda surprised they can't punch-the-holes-to-order for your vehicle when you order them, as it looks like there are only two (2) online outlets for them (sharptruck.com and realtruck.com)
Couple questions for either of you:
Where did you guys purchase yours from?
Any idea why you can get the "new" F250 and F350 logon style thru either vendor above but the F150 ones are the previous generation (2010-2014) logo?
Are they truly "no-drill" mud flaps? (I watched both front & Rear F150 install videos and I didn't see a drill)
Can I get some close-up pics of them installed on either of your trucks where the mounting brackets connect?
I bought mine from my local Ford dealer aftermarket shop and had them do the install. They said that they are not a very easy install, because they do it in a way so as to not cause future corrosion with the mounting approach (so yeah, probably a no drill approach). They are made in Canada, and the ones I wanted were on backorder and I had to wait a month or more for them to come in.
Mine have FX4 on the rear facing side of them, but their are lots of options to choose from and those plates on the back of the mud flaps can be swapped out if you want to change them to something else in the future.
I apologize for this being a double post, but I realized I was the one who split this discussion across two (2) different threads, so I just want to follow-up and close out this thread in case anyone ended up here and didn't see my resolution on the "other" Weathertech mudflaps thread...
Here is what I eventually decided on: Truck Hardware "Gatorback" splash guards/mudflaps
After a lot of Internet research, I have found that the best price/deal on these Gatorback splash guards is.... (drumroll please) Your local Ford dealer
I now understand why/how @kdjasper and @RocknRescue had theirs dealer-installed before they picked their vehicles up: Gatorbacks are a Ford-authorized Accessory
While the above link is for the FRONT Gatorback splash guard kit, you will not be able to find the matching REAR Gatorback splash guard kit (for any style) on accessories.ford.com, but the Parts Counter person at your local dealership can order both front and rear kits internally thru the Ford Parts system.
Here are my reasons why you want to go with the Ford Part#/Kit:
The mudflaps in the Ford kits are pre-cut/pre-drilled (ones thru distributor are not)
The Ford kits include both the mudflaps and the "no-drill" aluminum mount kits
The price for the combined kit (mudflaps & brackets) is cheaper than ordering each individually (which is what I was planning to do)
There is zero charge for shipping if you chose the "Ship-to-Dealer" option (I would have had to pay two different shipping charges if I ordered individually)
Shipping is lightening quick using Ford's internal distribution/shipping network (Dealer ordered Thursday afternoon & received by 8AM Friday morning)
10%-30% discount on Ford parts & accessories depending on time of year (e.g. 30% off offer on Ford parts/accessories during Black Friday last year)
Ford-certified installation videos on YouTube for their Gatorback kits:
Having seen/felt these Gatorback mudflaps in-person now, I now agree with @kdjasper and @RocknRescue with regard to build quality and appearance:
These are very, very nice mudflaps and in my opinion well-worth the price
My Service Manager couldn't believe how heavy they were compared to the RokBloxz on his just installed on his Raptor
My Service Manager was however worried about the negative impact their weight would have on my fuel economy (= he was bustin'-my-chops)
Mine will be dealer-installed next Tuesday or Wednesday = looking forward to getting them installed
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