Guide to Mounting Brackets for Truck Hardware Mud Flaps | Mud Guards

Gatorback Mud Flap Brackets

Year in and year out, Truck Hardware’s Gatorback logo mud flaps are among SharpTruck’s most popular sellers. For those looking to add branded attitude to their truck, these flaps provide a sleek, yet tough appearance, Gatorback mud flaps are for you!

No matter where your travels lead, and no matter how you get there, Truck Hardware mud flaps are manufactured to provide top-of-the-line protection with maximum function. Whether you drive a Ford F150, a new RAM truck, Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra, the selection of flaps is tailored to fit your taste. 

Why use mounting brackets on your truck?

While many drivers like to mount their flaps directly to the truck itself, there are different styles of mounting brackets available to strengthen the flap itself and provide better support.

Truck Hardware Custom Fit Mud Flap Brackets

 - With custom fit brackets there will be no additional drilling into the body of your truck. Each set is designed to fit perfectly and use existing holes These are available for most domestic trucks and are made of the higest quality metal. 

Truck Hardware Universal Mud Flap Brackets

 - The universal brackets are jus that, they are designed to fit in the wheel wells of any truck or SUV. With these they will have a perfect fit there might be some drilling required to secure them since all vehicle makes and models have fasteners in just slightly different places.

Offset Brackets - These brackets will give you some more clearence from your tires. If your tires are oversized the offset brackets will keep the flap from rubbing on the tire. They are available in stainless steel and black powder coat, if black is more your style.

"L" Style Brackets - These are angled steel that you can attach to your truck frame. They come in a 12" size for standard flaps but they are also avaiable in a size for dually flaps. Don't be fooled by the simple design, these are effective brackets and will hold up as well as the flaps.

This will also result in a nice, straight flap that doesn’t curl, bend, roll, or tear over time. Highway haulers and off-roaders alike will find Truck Hardware’s Gatorback and Razorback bracket systems to be a simple install.

Getting the correct brackets

If you’ve ordered your mud flaps and want to be sure your brackets match your stock make/model, a quick guideline is provided below…

Brackets are specifically important for dually flaps, as they are very heavy and brackets help support their hefty anatomy.

What mud flaps are the best option for you? Do you have questions about mounting or brackets for your mud flaps? Our customer service experts are available to answer your questions. To reach out to someone on our experienced team, call (800) 218-0609. 

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