Originally Posted by ejl923
subd. I just got my tacoma a month ago and the one thing i keep going back to is the height of the front mud flaps. I mean its an off road vehicle with the very real reality that the front flaps get taken off by a speed bump. My friends will never let it go if i tear it off going through a parking lot.
Has anyone done any experiments with front flap height vs adequate protection for the lower panels?
Your best bet is to replace the stock ones with something flexible. Adequate protection is up to you. I like the stock length for the protection it provides from gravel so I run flexible flaps. The only thing that rips them off is backing up and getting the flap between an obstacle and the tire. I usually wind up replacing all four flaps once year.