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Old 07-27-2010, 02:26 PM
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Do mudflaps prevent dust coming in windows on dirt roads?

I was wondering if anyone has any solutions for the dust that pours into my GW while on dirt roads with a window open?
I have a daily driver and I daily drive 14 miles of dirt road to get to and from work. Now that it's summer, and my AC doesn't work, I need the windows down. But if I have just one window even remotely cracked, the inside of the cab becomes a cloud.

Does anyone else experience this? Any luck with mudflaps?
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:31 PM
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dont drive so fast. but they should help divert it to the rear of the truck instead of up the side.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:30 PM
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I doubt they would do what you're looking for them to do. Fix the A/C.

(I know, not what you wanted to hear.)
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:37 PM
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Open the floor vents and vent the heater to the cab and only open the back window 2 inches.
Sorry, I just saw that was a 14 mile run. Not enough cool for that.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:18 PM
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:43 PM
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my jeep has mudflaps and they do absolutely squat for dust.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:37 AM
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They are probably directing the air flow down to stir up more dust.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:42 AM
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:21 AM
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Does anyone here have experience with the rear "spoilers"? May not keep dust out of the windows but I've heard they help keep dust off the back window and may help gas mileage for our square boxes.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:03 AM
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dont drive so fast. but they should help divert it to the rear of the truck instead of up the side.

But if you drive FAST enough you can out run the dist!
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:32 AM
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But if you drive FAST enough you can out run the dust!

I like your thinking. Too bad it doesn't work very well at ECI.



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Old 07-28-2010, 09:49 AM
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I live on a gravel road and can tell you the only way to keep the dust intrusion down is to keep the windows closed...
Now I did notice last night when I took Gonzo for a spin that having the rear window down brings in about 100X MORE dust than just having the side windows open - probably the reverse pressure spot behind a vehical, I expected it to be better with the side windows down to allow full flow on the air, but that didn't pan out.

Now if you drive an FSJ on the same road every day I would expect the dust to be kept in check by all the oil drops...
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:53 AM
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Dryied up tailgate and body gasket will let a lot of dust enter thru those small spaces, 15mph is usually the safe speed.

Other factors are weak seams at the rear quarter allowing them to fill with dust. Check for signs such as a lot of dust under and around the rear cargo area. If it is raining the same area is wet after driving.

Duct tape can help you limit the dust and find which area is cracked, a bit of ATF on the body tailgate seal can help.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:35 PM
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No, I haven't had any dust problems when the windows are rolled up. When I drive this road at night, with the overhead reading light on, and the windows rolled up, there is no dust in the air. But if I crack any of the windows, even a quarter inch, you can see dust particles filling the air.

I'm a new GW owner, first one I have owned. This is the vehicle I have wanted since I was a teen and I am stoked for every minute I get to drive it. I work at a high school and my kids LOVE this vehicle! But I'm not surprised that there are going to be a few things about it that are not perfect.

In western Montana there are only a handful of days of the year that one would really want AC. Rolling your windows down is preferable anyways. I guess I'm just really surprised that this is a problem. I've owned a lot of vehicles and I've never had this problem before. I suppose it has something to do with the aerodynamics of the vehicle.
Thanks for everyones thoughts, jokes, and suggestions.
I still need to properly "introduce" my GW with some pictures. Hopefully I can get them up this weekend.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:41 AM
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I still need to properly "introduce" my GW with some pictures. Hopefully I can get them up this weekend.


Just make sure you wash it first. We don't like pictures of dusty Jeeps.



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Old 07-29-2010, 07:49 AM
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woodfar is right. i drive down some long gravel roads every now and then, and as long as i really haul arse, the dust stays out! not to mention it's really fun! the big waggy does get a little squirrelly in the turns, though
the other day my friend was following in his xj, and he had to jsut pull over and wait for the dust to settle before he could catch up to me. i had to wait at the top of the hill for a good ten minutes for him to make it up through the cloud. he had his windows up, mine were down, and i didn't have anymore dust in my truck than he did.
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