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I'm just getting ready for winter and I was thinking about installing mudflaps which do you think would be better; weather tech or dealership mudflaps, they are both around $120 w/o tax but the size may vary.


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I have the GM factory flaps.They work but should have been made a little bigger.
If Weather tech is bigger than factory go with those.
I purchased both, but ended up installing the Weather Tech ones. The GM ones are cuter but I think the Weather Tech are more functional and easier to install.
Also the ones from GM look like they would hold more crud if the little slot in the bottom for drainage would get plugged.
 

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I have the GM factory flaps.They work but should have been made a little bigger.
If Weather tech is bigger than factory go with those.
I purchased both, but ended up installing the Weather Tech ones. The GM ones are cuter but I think the Weather Tech are more functional and easier to install.
Also the ones from GM look like they would hold more crud if the little slot in the bottom for drainage would get plugged.
Weathertech it is then, thanks for your opinions, also do you need a special tool to install them?
 

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The Weathertechs are easy to install, they include a torx bit with the splash guards. All you have to do unscrew the existing screws place the splash guards and reinsert the screws,
you don't even have remove the wheels if you have a small ratchet. I taped the provided torx bit to a 1/4" 1/4" drive socket and had plenty of room for screw removal. I did have to turn the front wheels to do the front.
 

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The Weathertechs are easy to install, they include a torx bit with the splash guards. All you have to do unscrew the existing screws place the splash guards and reinsert the screws,
you don't even have remove the wheels if you have a small ratchet. I taped the provided torx bit to a 1/4" 1/4" drive socket and had plenty of room for screw removal. I did have to turn the front wheels to do the front.
Thanks for the instructions, appreciate it. I just need to buy a socket attachment.
 

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I bought both. I put on the Weathertechs for one simple reason, actually 2. The GM's have self tapping screws that go into sheet metal & I did not want that...good cause for rust down the road. The Weathertechs use your existing screws. Plus they are longer.
 

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I bought both. I put on the Weathertechs for one simple reason, actually 2. The GM's have self tapping screws that go into sheet metal & I did not want that...good cause for rust down the road. The Weathertechs use your existing screws. Plus they are longer.
No screws go into sheet metal with the stock flaps
 

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I bought both. I put on the Weathertechs for one simple reason, actually 2. The GM's have self tapping screws that go into sheet metal & I did not want that...good cause for rust down the road. The Weathertechs use your existing screws. Plus they are longer.
The OEM ones dont screw into metal. They use a J-clip and there is no metal penetrated. I have the OEM set the only drawback is no instructions are to be found anywhere except for some guy that did it and posted on YouTube.
 
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