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Old 10-20-2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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Question mud flaps

Anyone removed their mud flaps on the TRD models. I'm mostly hwy and the stock flaps are just a bit too much for me. What does everyone else think?
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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cut em up!!! a few of us on here have. i think i cut off about 4" or a lil more all the way around. made a big difference in looks. if u take them off, ur truck will get dirty way quicker...not to mention road debris coming up. i know from experience...
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cut em up!!! a few of us on here have. i think i cut off about 4" or a lil more all the way around. made a big difference in looks. if u take them off, ur truck will get dirty way quicker...not to mention road debris coming up. i know from experience...

how did you cut yours jhodge?? i've been thinking about taking off around 2 or 3 inches all the way around.....just not sure yet.
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I kept mine on due to winter time. The slush and crap does a number if you have no mudflaps. Also when I tow less debris goes back on my trailer.
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Had to come off for the 33" BFGs. Get really muddy in there. Way in there.
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how did you cut yours jhodge?? i've been thinking about taking off around 2 or 3 inches all the way around.....just not sure yet.
what i did was pencil on a line and cut them off w/ tin snips and tried to file down the edges as good as i could
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what i did was pencil on a line and cut them off w/ tin snips and tried to file down the edges as good as i could
cool, thats what i was thinking. well,either tin snips or a good razor knife. i may end up doing it before too long.
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the front ones are way easier to do. i would recommend tin snips on the front b/c they'll go easier...and then score a good line or two on the back ones and then cut those. the back ones are thicker and a lil harder...i forgot about that.

EDIT: forgot something else....after u cut off the front ones, u can flip them around and use them as templates for the rears. i think after u cut a good one from the front u can use it on the other front side to get a nice line on it.
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well im down here in alabama. no snow for MILES. lol i jus took mine completely off. i LOVE the look, havent thought about cutting them tho. my gf's driveway has a REAL bad dip coming in off the road an whenever i back out the frontones ALWAYS scrub. I HATED THAT. but now that yal mention cutting i think i try it. but jus for the heck of it the truck does look great w/o flaps and i havent had ne road debris coming up........yet...., i drive round 900 miles a week goin back and forth to work.
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My dad took the flaps off his Xterra and now he has a bunch of chips in his paint along the bottom underneath his doors. He does alot of hungting and drives down alot of dirt/gravel roads and the tires keep kicking stuff up onto his body. Personally i encourage people to keep the flaps. I have a chip in my windshield from some dick in a F150. he was in front of me on the interstate, i heard a loud noise from teh windshield and then saw a chip in it. The guy in front of me had a big 4x4 F150 wiht no mudflaps.... i he had flaps it wouldnt have happened.
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i took mine off and sold them on e-bay
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Mine are off as of Sunday. I cleaned them up & stored them away. In So Cal we never get any rain (infact we are having a dust storm right now) and my truck does not see dirt often. I do go to the mountains to snow ski once or twice a year. I can always slap them on for a ski trip...it only took me 15 minutes to get them all off. I took an hour to clean the paint where thay had been rubbing. Plus I actually think it look higher now without them.
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gotta be careful tho audible. i noticed where they have rubbed the paint off my flares......... i took um off about a month after i had the truck. and even then there was wore spots.
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my gf's driveway has a REAL bad dip coming in off the road an whenever i back out the frontones ALWAYS scrub. I HATED THAT.
My front ones rub too when going over a big bump or hole. More so in reverse though. It is definatley time for a trim...
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hey i jus wanted to update on the mudflaps i took mine off for a while....Loved the look tooooo.....but the mud started flying and i started spending WAY to much time washing. so i put um bak on an trimmed the heck out of them. took off like 7 1/2 inches. they help out alot now and dont look so ugly on the truck.
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here in TX no snow and i don't go through mud so i just took mine off too... hadn't thought about sellin em on ebay tho... good idea
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My front ones rub too when going over a big bump or hole. More so in reverse though. It is definatley time for a trim...
yo bro where in illinois are you at?
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here in TX no snow and i don't go through mud so i just took mine off too... hadn't thought about sellin em on ebay tho... good idea
i took mine off and sold them on ebay, got $140 for the set
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I am with ndcouch, they do protect your paint job, as well as the guy behind you. The value in function is often unrealized by the beckon of fashion.
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