I have no idea. 🤷♀️
Interesting indeed. I checked further and they're called strakes, like on a boat. 🚤Google says: "Those aren't mud flaps, they are wheel spats. Their purpose is to deflect air before it hits the rear tire for aerodynamics. Watch a car that has them when driving in the rain, they do work - at least on a car."
Solid choice. Due to have studded 18" Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 put on in a few weeks. I'll let everyone know how they do on the sand and gravel. Also I need to rig up a shortwave antenna of some type; with the trail discussion going on it gave me some ideas... Using an icom 705 in a backpack so it's not permanently mounted.Would be nice to see how it does in the winter. I had a SC reserved but decided to go with a gladiator for next few years for a number of reasons.
Same here and I don't off road or deal with snow.Yeah…I don’t like the lack of tow points either.
Yow!I've found that these flaps, help protect the rear wheel from getting sharp objects slung back at them from the front wheels. This has happen several times while driving through NY where the front wheel would sling something off the road back towards the rear wheels. The vehicle at that time was a VW Jetta (without these flaps) and ended up with a 4 inch knife stuck in the passenger side tire.. Land Rover and other UK models have these flaps.