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Old 02-28-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
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removing mudflaps

how hard is it to remove the front mudflaps?....i think this would make my truck look a little higher and i would have to worry a little less when off roading in my prerunner haha
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it was real easy. couple tabs and a couple bolts if i remember right
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few bolts and plastic rivets very easy.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:20 PM   #6
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can i put them back on?
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If you have to ask, you shouldn't be using tools around your truck
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:24 PM   #9
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If you have to ask, you shouldn't be using tools around your truck
well im "ok" with tools haha but i was asking cuz i heard people kinda had to break them off to the point where u cant put them back
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well im "ok" with tools haha but i was asking cuz i heard people kinda had to break them off to the point where u cant put them back
No, they break because they are too damn long and get caught on everything.

I challenge anybody to "break" one trying to remove and reinstall.
You may be thinking of the clips for the over fenders, those break just by looking at them.
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I just used a metric socket and a quick yank to pull the plastic fasteners out. Did it at the camp site at the Uwharrie meet last Nov. 5 minutes or so...
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No, they break because they are too damn long and get caught on everything.

I challenge anybody to "break" one trying to remove and reinstall.
You may be thinking of the clips for the over fenders, those break just by looking at them.
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The easiest way to remove the mud flaps is to go offroading, slip into a hole. Then when you back out the mudflap will get stuck between the dirt and the tire. Very soon after there will be one less mud flap on the tacoma. Now I have 3 mudflaps.

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I anyone removes their mudflaps and would like to recycle them (on another Taco), please contact me. I need a driver's side rear mud flap that got ripped off by a curb. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
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I just used a metric socket and a quick yank to pull the plastic fasteners out. Did it at the camp site at the Uwharrie meet last Nov. 5 minutes or so...
If you want to put them back on later, I wouldnt recommend the "quick yank" method on the fastners. Plus, those are nice to put back into the 3 holes they leave in the fender flare. The fastners actually have a top cap that can be gently pryed up with a flat head screwdriver which releases the fastner and it comes right out. I pulled mine off and put the screws and fastners back into their original holes to keep water/road grime/etc out and just in case I ever go retarded and want to put them back on.
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can i put them back on?
most likely you will not be able to reuse the plastic rivets once you take them off..they break easily...only one survived me taking the 2 fronts off. i was able to find similar ones at pepboys. i can give you the actual details if you want..ill have to find the package.

also here are some smaller flaps i got off of JC Whitney

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This is what I really need to know. What are some recomendations for aftermarket mud flaps? I might (too lazy to check for sure) be required by law to have mud flaps on so I want some flexable aftermarket flaps

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most likely you will not be able to reuse the plastic rivets once you take them off..they break easily...only one survived me taking the 2 fronts off. i was able to find similar ones at pepboys. i can give you the actual details if you want..ill have to find the package.

also here are some smaller flaps i got off of JC Whitney

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here are the ones i bought. there is a large and medium size...i got the medium. if i could do it again i'd probably get the large. its like an inch and a half longer.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/ROADSPORT-R...1900_10101.jcw
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Are those mud flaps molded to fit into the wheel well , like the stock ones, or are they flat
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Are those mud flaps molded to fit into the wheel well , like the stock ones, or are they flat
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they are flat...but there is a bevel on the edge, as seen in the photo that aligns nicely on the edge of the wheel well.
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