Ford F-150/F-250 How To Install Mud Flaps

Mud flaps might be your answer the answer for keeping your F-150 or Super Duty truck clean. Check out this step by step guide on how to install them, what you need to do the job, and the costs involved.

By Brett Foote - October 31, 2014

This article applies to the Ford F-150 (2004-2014) and F-250 (2005-2014).

When most people think of mud flaps, they picture those giant old rubber flaps that featured various cartoon characters on them. But the truth is, mud flaps have come a long way in the aesthetics department and they are still the best way to keep mud and other grime off the side and undercarriage of your F-150 or Super Duty truck. They can help protect the paint on your truck from various contaminants and rocks, and they can keep the underside of your truck cleaner. Plus, they are very easy to install and inexpensive.

Materials Needed

  • New mud flaps
  • Philips head screwdriver

Step 1 - Check to ensure your mud flaps fit

  • Make sure there is enough clearance between your wheel and mud flaps.
  • Clean the wheel well with degreaser.
Figure 1. Clean the wheel well.

Step 2 - Install the new mud flaps

  • Use the mounting holes drilled by the factory to connect the mud flaps.
  • Make sure the mud flaps are parallel to the ground, and then tighten them.
Figure 2. Install the new mud flaps.

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