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Old 10-20-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Removing mud flaps

Ok guys has anyone removed their mud flaps? Thinking of removing the front ones. My question is, how do you remove the three black plastic buttons with out braking them? Or dos it matter?
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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I removed my fronts a couple years ago when I got my Duratracs since they rubbed on them in turning. I forget how they come out though but I remember it being easy and I didn't break anything.
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Narrow flat head screwdriver .
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #4
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Narrow flat head screwdriver .
this. but you still may brake them. and their is 2 or 3 small bolts i think...
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:27 PM   #6
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Are you sure you want to remove them? Your rocker panels will get pummeled with rocks from driving without the protection of the mudflaps.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #7
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Are you sure you want to remove them? Your rocker panels will get pummeled with rocks from driving without the protection of the mudflaps.
If he's not offroading it shouldn't be a problem .
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:33 PM   #8
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My rockers have taken a little beating without them just from being on an occasional stone road. Nothing terrible, but I've touched up quite a few spots. I didn't have much of a choice with the tires I wanted. I would have just kept them on if I was keeping stock tires on.
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As soon as I found out you can get $150 for a set of flaps both sets were gone ! Can't run them on my off road truck and my other is a silver work truck so you can't see any nicks . They just break or flap in the wind anyways .
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Are you sure you want to remove them? Your rocker panels will get pummeled with rocks from driving without the protection of the mudflaps.
Yeah that is what I was afraid of. That is why I did'nt wont to brake them. Just incase I deside to reinstall them.
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Thanks guys for everyones adfice. Just need to deside if I really wont to remove them.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:38 PM   #12
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I removed all of mine. Just a tip..twist the screw driver back and forth to slowly pry it out..I did all of my flaps successful without breaking a single clip.
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Doesn't the flap cover the drain at the back of the fender? I just cut mine short and so far I haven't broken them. They still provide some protection.
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As soon as I found out you can get $150 for a set of flaps both sets were gone !
You can what now???

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As soon as I found out you can get $150 for a set of flaps both sets were gone !
Exactly.
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I keep hoping someone will have a spare driver side front flap they want to let go of for little to nothing... No dice yet, unless someone in this thread wants to give one up...
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You can what now???

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I think he meant if you take the mudflaps off other Tacomas, you can sell them for $150 for a side-job.
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I keep hoping someone will have a spare driver side front flap they want to let go of for little to nothing... No dice yet, unless someone in this thread wants to give one up...

I do.
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