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Adding more choices to the mud flap no mud flap discussion

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 18thstlocal, May 14, 2010.

  1. May 14, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    18thstlocal

    18thstlocal [OP] New Member

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    I noticed there is quite a bit of talk about which is better, mud flaps or no mud flaps. But not much discussion aftermarket or modified mudflaps. This is my solution to the issue.

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  2. May 14, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    glandnut

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    Jason, guys here have been trimming the mudflaps for years. Check the Mods & Tutorials section, and you'll get gobs of other ideas for your truck.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM
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    joeallen88

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    Jason, I just bought a 2015 tacoma. Where did you purchase those modified mudflaps? I want some smaller ones for sure and my truck is almost identical to yours, just black not gray.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2014 at 9:22 AM
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    Welcome to TW.

    Looks to me like he cut his down like most of us who offroad have done over the years.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2014 at 9:31 AM
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    Pool Runner

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    The whole idea on the huge stock mudguards, was a result of all the 1st gen & early 2nd gen 2005-2006 complaints of peppered rocker panels and bedsides. Especially in areas where chip-sealing, poor roads, and sand/ salt is used in snowy areas.

    If you are cool with having the paint at your rockers and lower bedside chewed up, cut or remove them. Off-road enthusiast probably don't care anyway, as the truck will get chewed and dinged anyway from frequent usage off highway.

    But if you like to keep your truck as nice as possible, for as long as possible, and not really into the Off-roading thing, I highly suggest leaving them on and at stock length.

    Personally I just wish there was a way to use winged nuts, for a quick removal and re-install after off-road usage. I personally am fairly OCD about my vehicles, so it' not an option to remove them. I did on my old truck, as a try-N-see after adding BFG AT's, but in one day I could hear large rocks hit the rocker on the highway, and had a few new chips and gouges, so they went back on.
     
  6. Oct 14, 2014 at 9:36 AM
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    Toyota has been doing those 4WD/4x4 mudflaps for years (80s). But the problem is, especially after 2005, the material is very thick and doesn't bend. I park somewhere that has a little bit a drop, it's not much at all... but enough to take a mudflap off
     
  7. Oct 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM
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  8. Oct 14, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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    They are there for good reason, like your personal mudflap. Don't mutilate them. :eek:
     
  9. Oct 14, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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    Hartford

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    I agree with DoorDing. I go through a couple sets of mudflaps every year, and the best I have found are the plasticolor's with the mountains.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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    kyleTRDtaco12

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    I like RokBlokz rally flaps the best, i feel they offer the most protection while looking the best IMO :)
     
  11. Oct 14, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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    My mudflap is better than yours.
     
  12. Oct 14, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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    the stock ones on the 2015 bend just fine...
    but they rub on my 4.5bs wheels with 265/75/16
    I am going to try to trim them slightly shorter, but mostly losing some of the inboard portion as that's where mine rub, right at the mounting point
     
  13. Oct 14, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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    Unless Toyota changed them from the design they've used for years, they'll get ripped off or shattered when driving offroad. They have some flex, but an impact from directly below will destroy them.
     
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    Yep- tore mine off yesterday launching the duck boat (we need rain).
     
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