If you have been wondering what the differences are between the Gatorback mud flaps and a standard molded mud flap, you aren’t the only one. We get asked all the time what the differences are between the two flaps. So, before we compare the two flaps directly, we will outline the main attributes of each flap.
When you are looking at Installing Mud Flaps on your vehicle there are many different ways and options to do it. If you are looking for an inexpensive way to install 12" mud flaps the Truck Hardware Universal Brackets 12" Heavy Duty "L" Brackets are a great option that makes installation much easier and gives your mud guards a very secure surface to mount to. What sets these brackets apart from other universal brackets is they include an extension that will allow you secure the far side to the fender for twice the stability.
Installing mud flaps or mud guards on a Ford F150 from 2004 to 2014 can be a little tricky, especially for the rear flaps. The reason for this is there are no wheel well liners or other places where the flaps can be mounted. If you buy some cheaper flaps or use some OEM flaps they are light enough that they can be mounted just on the outside edge of the fender. This will offer enough support for those flaps. If you have bought something more heavy duty and top of the line like the Truck Hardware Gatoback Mud Flaps this will not be enough support. The truck is going to need some kind of bracket or additional support surface. Luckily there are a couple of different options available that will not be a budget breaker.