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any trouble with m udflaps?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jang, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    jang

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    has anyone else had trouble with the second generation tacoma front mudflaps breaking off? or am I in this alone? I've had both front mudflaps break off in the last two months, has anyone else had this problem?:confused:
     
  2. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    forana

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    mine rub and hit everything!!

    Do some searching, most people either trim them or swap them with pre 2012 mudflaps.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    Pretty normal. Had to trim mine on the 06 I had.....broke them first time I went offroad.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    bmc52

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    Yes, after a day of 113 degree heat in the summer. I was driving on the highway and they both snapped off.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    rngrchad

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    I broke one last weekend. I broke another the 2nd week i had the truck. they suck, but I really like keeping mud off my truck, so i will have to ziptie them back together and rebolt them on....er replastic pop rivet them i mean. These trucks bodies are like plastic/fiberglass nightmares.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    NEAScott

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    Anyone want to try the flaps from Huskyliner??
     
  7. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    pataco

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    wait....what,no way.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    tacoman15

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    Unless you have laws about needed mud flaps or if you need them, just take them off.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Mr Hyde

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    I had both the front flaps start to break off at the same time on my '06...took about 45,000 miles. The downside was they had chewed my flares up pretty bad. I took them off anyway, and then started seeing rock chips all over the lower sections of the truck. Its almost like a lose lose scenario in a way. You pick your poison and go with it.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    landphil

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    If you trim 4 - 4 1/2" from the bottom they are much better. First, being shorter reduces the chances of breakage, and cutting the rolled edge from the bottom takes the "rigidity" out of them and allows them to flex more without breaking. Tin snips work great, as does using the peice cut from the bottom to match the rounded corners.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    Why would you take them off? They serve a GREAT purpose of keeping MUD OFF OF YOUR TRUCK. Which is really really nice for most normal people. Now, I do understand some people like to make their trucks look "dirty" so in such a case I guess they might like to take them off.

    Of course, lifted offroad trucks don't apply, the OP obviously isn't wheeling a modded rig. The stocker mudflaps are very nice, it just sucks they rip off easily.

    There are other reasons to leave the mudflaps on that have nothing to do with your local LAWS . DON'T TAKE THEM OFF, fix them, or cut them shorter.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2012 at 5:38 AM
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    My front right one cracked and on it's way to breaking off.I haven't even had it off road only a fairly rough driveway.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2012 at 5:50 AM
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    Normal People? :rolleyes:
     
  14. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:13 AM
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    yep, my right front one split. i just took all of them off.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    My fronts broke off at about the 5 year mark. Just left them off after I got a price from the dealer on factory replacements. Right around 105 bucks each. I don't miss them. Still have the rears on.
     
  16. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:34 AM
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    I have lost mine a few times on the trails.

    They keys to keeping them on:

    *Cut about 3-4" off in height (from bottom)
    *Get HD mounting hardware (I used an assortment of GM/Ford pins I beat in with a hemmer)
    *Cut and trim flap (in fender-well) so tires don't rip it off at full lock and stuff in reverse
    *Before remounting slather contact surface area with structural silicone
    *Do the same to the rears less the fender-well trimming


    Before I modded mine they would rip off every time I was in reverse/lock/stuff.....that was about 4-5 times.

    After modding I have only lost one rear flap in about 2 years and that only because the tree I hit ripped it off...and that tree did more then just whack a flap off so overall I'm extremely happy

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  17. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:56 AM
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    I trimmed mine. The stock ones scraped the paint off the bottom of my flares but, meh its a truck, it's not very noticeable anyway.
     
  18. Mar 4, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    My passenger front is hanging by a thread. So both will come off today. Rears look ok.
     
  19. Mar 4, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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    TJ Asher

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    I've broken 3 fronts in two years. One just backing out of my driveway.

    I trimmed the one remaining stock front down and replaced the other with the Husky mud flaps. Both are working excellently. The Husky flaps are a great deal at $40 a pair compared to $125 EACH for the stock flaps.
     
  20. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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    I've had my 2012 for 3 weeks and I'm already popping pins out. I think I may shorten them.
     
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