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easy mudflap trim

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by skistoy, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Sep 7, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy [OP] Make mine a Double!

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    measure desired length, i did 3 inches.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy [OP] Make mine a Double!

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    cut using tin snips, metal cutters
    cuts very easy with these
     
  3. Sep 7, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    take the piece you just cut, mark the rounded corners, and cut those as well
     
  4. Sep 7, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    after cutting you should have a very close match
     
  5. Sep 7, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    finished product. took all of 5 minutes a side
     
  6. Sep 7, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    AlexForbesR6

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    nice!

    very simple, easy, quick, and good looking!

    plus a good writeup...pics of every part is great!
     
  7. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Or you can just take them off before the mud flaps start to dig themselves into your fender flares. [​IMG]
     
  8. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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    up in western new york, the winter salt will do much worse.
    so wanted to keep them on.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:25 PM
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    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    I would def agree with that then. All in all man it does look good. Plus, if you ever did decide to take them off, at least your truck is black to cover it.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    plus i like that both the front and back seem to match
     
  11. Sep 8, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    Looks great. Will be doing this the weekend. Thanks for sharing. Nice truck man!
     
  12. Apr 19, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    im going to attempt this tomorrow on front and rear flaps. i grabbed the tin snips from my uncle the other day.
    cant wait..
     
  13. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    You are damned if you do, damned if you don't remove the flaps. If you take them off you get pitted fenders.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    Just went the through winter here, Im glad i kept them on

    With trimming them i have not had any problems with them scraping anything
    i go over. Have been working out great so far.

    Look even better with the bigger tires

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  15. Apr 19, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    thanks for the write up mike, this method was super easy and fast. took 3 inches off the the front and rear

    comparison..left side trimmed, right side stock.
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    finished product
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  16. Apr 19, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    hafa adai !!!!
    I was stationed in guam for 3 years. Got my first toyota pick-up there.
    Buried it at tank farm, had to be towed home that day- hahaha
    We loved our time there, really miss diving. Hope to visit again in the future.
    great pics of your truck
     
  17. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    oh how i miss doing this :(
     
  18. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    yeah i think you were telling me this on another thread.
    glad you guys loved it here, and hope you can make it back sometime soon.

    ship your truck here so we can go to the beach haha
     
  19. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    hahaha , if i only could
    have a great day!!!
     
  20. Apr 19, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    ninja28 What am I supposed to put in this box?

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    Just purchased my second "2nd gen" tacoma last week. For this very reason, I removed the front mud flaps while at the dealership before I put one mile on it .:D
     
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