IKEA mud flaps

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  1. matt_wong
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    Here are my IKEA cutting board mudflaps. Inspired by this http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1666067&highlight=ikea
    thread on nasioc. I used the thicker $2 ones. They do rub a little at full lock, i think im going to trim them a little more when i have free time.

    Funny story my friend and I went to drop off a this girls phone that she left behind. My friend goes on for 2 minutes or so about how I made mudflaps out of IKEA cutting boards. Her response is long pause followed by "what are mudflaps?" We did the are you serious face, and then i go "those red things on my car behind the wheels there called mudflaps. I made them from cutting boards" Her response "what are mudflaps?" It took another few minutes for her to figure out what we were talking about.

    Anyways on to the pictures
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    Here you can see how thick they are and how they are mounted
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  2. tonyM
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    Looks great! Do they make different colors?
     
  3. matt_wong
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    They have red and dark gray.
     
  4. Ctracey218
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    Matt, you so handy lol
     
  5. Bheims
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    wow those are beefy....they look good
     
  6. TheSnowman
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    how flexible are those?
     
  7. subynate
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    if i remember from the ones we have they are pretty flexible
     
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    There not the most flexible in the world, but that is because I got a thicker board. I can bend it a few inches each way, but for the most part it is fairly solid. If anyone wants I can get some pics or a vid of me bending them. If you were to get the thinner one like the ones the nasioc people are using it will be able to flex more.
     
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    wise choice on the thicker ones - the thin ones don't work if you actually use your car. ask sniper1rfa
     
  10. TheSnowman
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    hmm i might go to ikea soon.
     
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    Looking awesome man.
     
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    ^werrd, im goin tomorrow haha.

    thanks for the post up OP!!
     
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    Very industrious.
     
  15. SandMBiker05
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    This is awesome! I threw some dark gray ones on my car and they look pretty sweet for about $20.
     
  16. RS MN
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    ive been meaning to do this for quite some time, i think i might just have to in the near future.

    what did you use to cut them?
     
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    utility knife^^
     
  18. RS MN
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    and it went through a whole 1/4 inch?
    wow, didnt expect that.

    thanks for the info man.
     
  19. matt_wong
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    grinder with cutting wheel, cuts like butter
     
  20. RS MN
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    yeah thats what i thought he wouldve used.
     
  21. john
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    If it makes you happy, great!
     
  22. RS MN
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    im gonna try the utility knife first because i need a new cutting wheel for my grinder.
    need to get the boards first though.
     
  23. RS MN
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    well got the boards.
    i got myself 4 thick ones and 4 thin ones, thick for cold weather and thin for warm.
    only problem is that the thick ones are a heck of alot smaller than the thin ones and dont work with the patterns i have saved.

    you wouldnt happen to have measurements or a template you could post or send me, would you?
     
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    I used these ones, the short ends are the bottom and inside. I also realized I mounted the front drivers side one crooked, you can see it in the pictures, but I'm too lazy to fix it.
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  25. RS MN
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    haha well i didnt notice when i took a look so its all good dude.
    and i got them all cut out now, i figured that out on my own, but do you have the measurements where you put the holes?
    if its even the same mounting as a GC chassis.
    if not, its all good. thanks for the measurements though :D
     
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    what i did was make a paper mudflap and hold it up to the car and punch holes through them where they looked good.
     
  27. RS MN
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    thats a good idea man.
    thank you again!
     
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    bump...ikea flaps about 3 weeks old now

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  29. john
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    The more I look at these pictures, the more I am asking "Why the hell would you do that to your nice car?".
     
  30. wall of tvs
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    Because it's cool to do what everyone else on nasioc or whatever is doing (like eat bacon and stuff).

    Those flaps look HORRIBLE.
     
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    Just a little fyi:
    The RA ones provide you with mounting holes (this is obvious), but when you mount up the RA flaps, they sit up a little higher in the wheel well. That could be part of why some setups look a little silly. I got the $20 universals and copied the pattern off a buddy's flaps and mounted them up just the same.

    pic of how RA flaps sit up higher:
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    Grumpy old Tom is bashing bacon?!?!
     
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    I think it looks dope, I'll probably do the same, however my car is a ratty turd anyways, so it will work out fine.
     
  34. RS MN
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    i think they look good as well, and a heck of a lot cheaper than RA flaps, even the universal bascis.
     
  35. Gridlocked
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    If you guys want some plastic that's actually made for flaps that you can cut yourself, let me know. I am able to source big sheets of black plastic that won't crack in the cold are UV stable so they won't fade.
     
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    FYI. Ikea has new mud fla....err... cutting boards. They don't have the handles cut in them and they are quite a bit more flexible. They are the same thickness as the Urethane ones from Rally Armor, but are much stiffer. My buddy is putting them on his Evo. They are turning out as good as the RA ones. No joke. You get two in a package. One really dark grey set, almost black and one light grey, transparent one. Two for 1.99. (so you'll need 4 packs) Home Depot has hardware for about $8. Not bad for a couple hours time and $32.
     
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    I like the look also. I am going to do my car up as an off road rally set up so i think with that look they fit.
     

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