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Question MudBuster Fender Flare install issue???

Recently purchased a set of MudBusters for the 2012 570. I do appreciate the enclosed installation directions.

My issue is, I only got the drivers side front fender flare mocked up and noticed it does not really follow the angle of 570's front fender. It is about 1/4" off from the drilled holes in the flare and the supplied (mounted) L brackets. If I keep everything loose I can attach all the hardware, but when I start to tighten everything up the flare flexes and creates wide gaps between flare and fender edge.

Basically, when flare is installed, the body lines of the flare do not match the fender. I feel if I elongated the holes of the bottom two mounting bolts to add relief, the flare would line up better. But figured I would ask those who have installed these to see if there is something I might be overlooking.

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Re: MudBuster Fender Flare install issue???

Sounds like the machine or the Mudbuster flaps have a problem. Is it possible that you have the incorrect set for your machine?



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Re: MudBuster Fender Flare install issue???

Use a heat gun to reshape the mud buster fender flare? Be careful and use only enough heat to do the job.
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Re: MudBuster Fender Flare install issue???

Contact Chad at Mudbusters, they are very responsive. They are a supporting vendor. @Chad at MudBusters

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Re: MudBuster Fender Flare install issue???

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Sounds like the machine or the Mudbuster flaps have a problem. Is it possible that you have the incorrect set for your machine?
Great question. There are no specific markings on the flares to indicate otherwise. They do follow the same body line of the fender, the mounting holes seem off or as you indicated, maybe the 570's fender is off somehow. I will try the passenger side fender to see if I encounter the same issue.

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Thank you for the info.
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Re: MudBuster Fender Flare install issue???

I just installed my mudbusters on mine a couple weeks ago. I had similar concerns when putting on the fronts. I had some gaps. Use a heat gun, or do like I did, and leave it outside in the sun for several hours. It will allow the plastic to relax and bend correctly.
I had mine loaded in the back of my truck at about 6pm and left it over night (backed against my garage). When morning came, gaps were almost gone. After riding all day and keeping it out in the sun all day, I don't have the gaps.
This is a pic from right after installation. You can see that everything isn't settled yet. Unfortunately, I didn't take a pic after my last ride to show the difference, but there is a difference.

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I just installed my mudbusters on mine a couple weeks ago. I had similar concerns when putting on the fronts. I had some gaps. Use a heat gun, or do like I did, and leave it outside in the sun for several hours. It will allow the plastic to relax and bend correctly.
I had mine loaded in the back of my truck at about 6pm and left it over night (backed against my garage). When morning came, gaps were almost gone. After riding all day and keeping it out in the sun all day, I don't have the gaps.
This is a pic from right after installation. You can see that everything isn't settled yet. Unfortunately, I didn't take a pic after my last ride to show the difference, but there is a difference.

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Good feedback, I appreciate you taking the time to share your results. Hopefully, I will have time this weekend to tackle finishing the fender flare install.

I will report back the results.

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Re: MudBuster Fender Flare install issue???

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Recently purchased a set of MudBusters for the 2012 570. I do appreciate the enclosed installation directions.

My issue is, I only got the drivers side front fender flare mocked up and noticed it does not really follow the angle of 570's front fender. It is about 1/4" off from the drilled holes in the flare and the supplied (mounted) L brackets. If I keep everything loose I can attach all the hardware, but when I start to tighten everything up the flare flexes and creates wide gaps between flare and fender edge.

Basically, when flare is installed, the body lines of the flare do not match the fender. I feel if I elongated the holes of the bottom two mounting bolts to add relief, the flare would line up better. But figured I would ask those who have installed these to see if there is something I might be overlooking.

Thoughts?

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The Mudbusters do require a little massaging when first installed but are well worth the trouble. As others have stated a heat gun goes a long way
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