Offroad Innovations - Quick Release Mud flaps

Offroad Innovations-Trail Flaps Short Cuts

By: Greg Colburn - 7/2002

Trail Flap and quick release pin for attachment to bracket.
Mount the bracket where you want the flap to attach to the frame.
Insert the aluminum bar in to the frame bracket and insert pin.

Many States are now requiring that 4x4's wear mud flaps when driving on the road or highway.  Sooner or later, if you don't have them, you're going to get pulled over and get a ticket.  In the past, that meant fabricating some angle iron contraption on your rig and cutting some pieces of rubber to fit, only to have it get munched by either a stump or a rock on the trail.

Offroad Innovations has solved this problem by offering a new product that is both functional and easy on the eyes, they call it the Trail Flap.  The design is simple, rugged, and a cinch to use. They use a 3/16" powder coated square tube receiver mount which is fastened to the frame along with a piece of polished aluminum square tubing that is inserted to the mount and fastened with a quick release pin.

The Install

Installation only takes a few minutes with simple hand tools.  First, mark where you want to place the bracket and either drill the mounting holes using the bracket as a template or use the supplied self tapping bolts.  Next insert the aluminum bar with the mud flap attached in to the bracket and insert the quick release pin.  That's it, now you are ready to hit the trail. 

The Trail Flap is available in a number of sizes and widths.  The TF14 is made for TJ's, YJ's, and CJ's and is adjustable from 13.5" to 14.5" in width.  The two sizes available for the mud flaps are 10"x14", and 12"x18". Just measure the distance from the mounting point to the outside of the tire before ordering.

Trail Flap installed - You are now legal for the street, pull on the pin and you're ready for the trail.


I have been using the Trail Flap for the last few outings, and after using these flaps once it will make you wonder what you did without them. When the flap is disconnected there is nothing to get hung up on the rocks or stumps, and the bracket is out of the way enough to not get damaged.  When it is time to hit the street again just simply insert the aluminum bar and fasten with the quick pin hardware.

Offroad Innovations
10121 Evergreen way suite 663
Everett, WA  98204
Phone 425-501-1835>

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