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DIY Rubber Mud Flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Utard, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Mar 6, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    Utard

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    So here is my DIY Rubber Mud Flaps.

    First one is the ones I got through Amazon.

    I used the OEM flaps as my templates. I traced out the outline and holes.

    I cut out with tin snips. I used a hole punch for the holes.

    I was able to reuse two of the original screws in the inside area. There is the deep one that you need to find a longer one for. About 1 1/4". For the screws on the edges I used drywall anchors. The ones in the photo with the screws are what I tried at first but ended up using some different ones. I put a photo at the end of the ones I used.

    The rest of the photos are just compairing both sides OEM and DIY. Drivers side is the DIY.

    No more scraping on speed bumps.

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  2. Mar 6, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    RenoTacoma

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    Awesome writeup! :cheers:
     
  3. Feb 28, 2014 at 11:04 AM
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    josh0351

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    I'm gonna do this over the weekend....
     
  4. Feb 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM
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    Wheelspinner

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    Just be careful backing up especially in snow/mud. I did this on my old truck and they would get pushed against the tire and get ripped off. I love the idea though.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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    josh0351

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    Hmmm, good point - I wondered about that and the stiffness of the rubber. You think trimming them short would remedy that? Say a few inches hanging below the fender?
     
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