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Keep the front mudflaps on or remove???

View Poll Results: Keep front mudflaps on or take them off??
Keep them on 398 38.34%
Take them off 640 61.66%
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:40 AM   #182
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As are rock chips
This. ^^^

I took the fronts off, got a nice rock chip on my rear door, then put the fronts back on. I do get rubbing at full crank, but they haven't dragged at all since I went to the bigger tires and 5100s at 1.75".
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:52 AM   #183
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If you're going to take off flaps Sliders with fill plates and some fender flares might be a good idea. Kind of dumb to "not want them to dig into your paint" so instead you get a rocker panel and then some full of paint chips (IMO).

If you're ripping em off all the time while wheeling hard go ahead
If you're one of those "it makes my truck look more lifted bro" then stop it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:15 PM   #184
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Flap free FTW
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:48 PM   #185
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:53 AM   #188
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you will regret taking them off. Rock scratches and dings like you won't imagine.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:49 AM   #189
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With the type of climate that I live in, I'd rather leave them on. With all the flooding in, around the Province in which I live in, the mud flaps have saved me. The amount of mud, rocks, dirt I've found when I went to wash the truck was huge. I'd rather have that crap on my flaps then on the paint of my truck.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:29 AM   #190
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With the type of climate that I live in, I'd rather leave them on. With all the flooding in, around the Province in which I live in, the mud flaps have saved me. The amount of mud, rocks, dirt I've found when I went to wash the truck was huge. I'd rather have that crap on my flaps then on the paint of my truck.
Also a fan of mud flaps. You wouldn't believe the quantity of snow & ice the mud flaps on my old Subaru would collect in winter. After storms passed, I'd be pulling out a solid chunk of slush-ice as big as a kid's head from each wheel well. Don't want that crap sandblasting & freezing to my runners.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:17 PM   #191
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:52 PM   #192
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With the type of climate that I live in, I'd rather leave them on. With all the flooding in, around the Province in which I live in, the mud flaps have saved me. The amount of mud, rocks, dirt I've found when I went to wash the truck was huge. I'd rather have that crap on my flaps then on the paint of my truck.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:32 PM   #193
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Hey I received my nerf bars yesterday from autoanything.com. I got the Westin Platinum Oval nerf bars in black and they look really good with my SuperWhite tacoma. The only issue is that when installed the front of the nerf bars pushes the front mudflaps about an inch. So basically the mudflaps are resting on the front of the nerf bars. My question to you is should I just take them off or leave them on. Thanks for the input.
Looks better with them off, IMO. That said, my BFG TA KOs absolutely LOVE to grab rocks...and sometimes beat the doors with them.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:38 PM   #194
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OZ you really donít throw rocks like you would think. i have the nitto terra grappler, and i do fire roads logging roads, gravel roads all the time and donít have any rock chips and hardly even even have a rock hit the door. have have them hit the mirrors. i took my front off 3 days after i got my truck, that was may of 2011. i took my back off this summer and all the plastic tabs wear broke from off roading only thing holding them on was like 3 screws. iím surprised i did not rip them off at some point.
I took my off right after purchasing the Taco, too. My BFG T/A KOs pick up rocks and sling them like crazy. IMO, I think its worth taking some small paint damage instead of ripping a flap off.
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Keep the front mudflaps on or remove???
Our off-road vehicles have ample threaded tires which just love grab things (rocks, etc) and throw them around. For the sake of your own vehicle, and other vehicles on the road, leave the mud flaps on. After all, I don't want rocks from your truck hitting my truck.


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After all, I don't want rocks from your truck hitting my truck.
Yeah, but rocks hitting *your* truck is a sacrifice *he's* willing to make
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Yeah, but rocks hitting *your* truck is a sacrifice *he's* willing to make
Oh. Well that makes perfect sense, so never mind then.

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I voted keep them on but they do need to be trimmed
That's for sure. I replaced mine, but don't like the new ones (don't sit as flush with the side of the truck). Because of that, I'm going to trim the originals and put them back on.
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Sorry if I missed it already in this thread (thought I read each post), but, I find it strange how if you take notice of other brand trucks on the road, just how FEW have flaps. No Fords, no Jeeps, no Chevy. I think Nissan was the last other brand that I've seen with flaps. A) Surprised it's legal for those manufacturers to no sell them with the flaps on, and B) Makes it really seem like the Tacomas are the odd man out when it comes to flaps.
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I'd rather have flaps then to have rocks, mud, dirt etc, flying up the side of my truck.
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