Gatorback Mud Flaps vs Molded Mud Flaps

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.

Gatorback Mud Flaps                                   

  • Officially licensed logos for each manufacturer
  • Heavy duty premium rubber
  • Die stamped stainless-steel plates
  • Backed by lifetime warranty on the rubber of the flaps
  • Variety of styles for each brand of truck
  • Some require brackets for installation
  • Some include self-tapping mounting screws
  • Brackets available for use with aftermarket accessories
  • Available for dually trucks

Molded Mud Flaps

  • Laser measured for a great fit
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Installation uses factory existing holes
  • Quick installation
  • One color design available
  • Available for dually trucks

The Head to Head Comparison

  • Gatorback flaps provide maximum coverage for your vehicle
  • Molded flaps are a fair amount smaller as seen in the picture with the 12x23 Gatorback flap
  • Molded flaps will usually take less time to install
  • Gatorbacks will allow for many different styles and options to choose from
  • Molded flaps don’t require brackets
  • Molded flaps run at a cheaper price point
  • Gatorback flaps are a premium product
  • Both will fit most models you are looking for
  • Gatorbacks are significantly more durable
  • Both have manufacture warranties

After you have read through our comparison hopefully you have come to a conclusion on which one you prefer. Both types of flaps are great options, it just depends upon what you and your vehicle's needs are! But even if you haven’t figured out what is best for you that’s alright too. If you have any further questions concerning the two types of flaps, give the experts at a call 800-218-0609.

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