Im like you. Im a teacher, my wife is a teacher, and we just had our first child in Aug. so I dont have the money to fix stuff that breaks when playing, so I dont play in my truck. But, I do use it offroad, and she does get dirty. Theres lots of other reasons to buy an ORV other than as a toy. I just dont get the whole "keeep it clean" madness. Mud Happens.well for me its not that im afraid to get it dirty... im just broke and right now my truck is the only vehicle me and my wife have. so i cant afford to go out and play like i use to and risk breaking something. and some people i guess you can say "posers" like the looks of ZR2's and Highriders but dont use em for playin.
When I was 15 I wanted a ZR2 because I thought they looked cool and [email protected]$$ but now I know the capabilities of my truck and use my truck for work and huntin, fishin, haulin, and towin.
just my .02
I can see that I guess. Us southern guys take our salt free winters for granted. The only guys that see salt down here live on the coast, and no amount of mud flaps will stop that rust. Other than salted roads, I still dont see why people put mud flaps on 4x4s. But hey, Who am I to say what someone else can put on their rig. I guess I just like to give people greif. :haha:Probably to prevent the paint from getting blasted off and rust.
some states require mudflaps for 4x4s for the reason mentioned above.
I know my step-brother was pulled over in CA and given a ticket because his truck didn't have mud flaps.
In Washington, mudflaps are required if the bodyline is above the midpoint of the wheel. Usually not a focus item unless you're being stupid or have a bunch of glaring violations. We bought a lifted Z71 from my ex bro-in-law that had a history of DUI. Wife got pulled over and warned about the flaps...or lack of. Trooper was a little surprised it wasn't him. Never did get flaps for it.Wait, do only 4x4's require mudflaps? If so, that's the dumbest thing I've heard since any rear wheel drive vehicle is likely to throw up rocks.