1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Factory front mudflaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Thelt, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Dec 30, 2011 at 7:30 AM
    #1
    Thelt

    Thelt [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Member:
    #69505
    Messages:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    Lenoir, NC
    Vehicle:
    '12 4x4 SR5
    I just bought a new 2012 Tacoma. It is a double cab 4x4. It does not have any of the TRD packages. It has the factory front mud flaps that hang pretty low to the ground. I have noticed that when I go over a decent bump that seem to be scrapping the ground. I hear a crunch noise anyway. Anyone else have this happen? Is there a good solution for this besides removing the mud flaps? I live on a dirt road and like having the flaps.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:04 AM
    #2
    charles08tacoma

    charles08tacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Member:
    #51401
    Messages:
    329
    Gender:
    Male
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Vehicle:
    08 Prerunner SR-5 Access Cab
    White Snug Top shell
  3. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:08 AM
    #3
    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Member:
    #17315
    Messages:
    6,233
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Alliance Airport
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner SR5 LUXURY YEAR
    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Welcome aboard, and welcome to one of the biggest design flaws the Tacoma has! Pull em off (before they scuff up the surrounding paint) or trim them are your options; there are a couple of aftermarket ones that are out there, but I personally don't like the look of them. Good luck.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:08 AM
    #4
    davelac

    davelac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Member:
    #68308
    Messages:
    104
    Gender:
    Male
    Capital Region
    Vehicle:
    2011 SR5
    Happens to me too on my 2011.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:10 AM
    #5
    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Member:
    #17315
    Messages:
    6,233
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Alliance Airport
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner SR5 LUXURY YEAR
    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
  6. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:24 AM
    #6
    Maticuno

    Maticuno Weapon Mechanic

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Member:
    #57287
    Messages:
    2,220
    Gender:
    Male
    California High Deserts
    Vehicle:
    08 DCLB Sport
    Pioneer AVIC-D3, SWI-PS, Sirius Satellite Radio, 2X In-Cab 110V Outlets, Constant Fog Light Mod, Inverter Always 400W Mod, Anti-Pack-Rat-In-Intake Mod, Eibachs on 5100's, 2" Toytec AAL, B.A.M.F Rear Diff Skid, 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler Authority tires
    Trim them while you still have them. Otherwise, the Huskyliners are a great product.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:44 AM
    #7
    Thelt

    Thelt [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Member:
    #69505
    Messages:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    Lenoir, NC
    Vehicle:
    '12 4x4 SR5
    Thanks guys, anyone know where a picture of the Husky mudflaps is online? Or better yet anyone have them on their truck and have a picture to shaer?
     
  8. Dec 30, 2011 at 9:00 AM
    #8
    TJ Asher

    TJ Asher Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Member:
    #28233
    Messages:
    108
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TJ
    Minneapolis
    Vehicle:
    '10 Virgin
    I have one Husky and one OEM. :) The OEM is trimmed. I can upload a pic in a few minutes.
     
  9. Dec 30, 2011 at 9:05 AM
    #9
    jeremy_283

    jeremy_283 Super Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Member:
    #11569
    Messages:
    1,431
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Offroad Access Cab 4x4 Auto 4.0L
    Hella Rallye 4000 Cornering Lights PIAA 510 Fog Lights All Pro Front Bumper All Pro Rear Bumper All Pro Transfer Case Skid All Pro IFS Skid All Pro Rock Sliders All Pro High Clearance Hitch OME Dakar Leaf Springs OME Rear Shocks OME Front Shocks OME 885 Front Coils Wet Okole Seat Covers WeatherTech Floor Liners Sony Head Unit JL XD600/1 Amp 2 JL Audio 10” Subwoofers Custom Subwoofer Enclosure Kenwood Front Speakers Sony Rear Speakers Sound Deadening Mats LED Interior Lighting Pop N’ Lock Tailgate Lock Viper Alarm System Extra D-Rings In Truck Bed Maglite Seat Mount Disable Seatbelt Chime Rear Differential Breather Relocation Hi-Lift Bed Mount Flexible Front Mud Flaps 110v Inverter Always At 400w ABS Kill Switch Locking Center Console Removed Sway Bar
    I have a thread from awhile back (a few years) where I bought rubber mud flaps online and used them to replace the plastic flaps after I lost one when backing up out of an icy puddle (I didn't notice until I got home and when I went back the puddle was frozen SOLID and even with a pick axe I couldn't find my mudflap)

    The mudflaps are still on there :thumbsup:
     
  10. Dec 30, 2011 at 9:08 AM
    #10
    TJ Asher

    TJ Asher Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Member:
    #28233
    Messages:
    108
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TJ
    Minneapolis
    Vehicle:
    '10 Virgin
    Here are a couple crappy cell phone pics. These are both front flaps.

    Trimmed OEM is on passenger side.

    Husky is on driver side.

    Considering OEM flaps are $125 EACH the Husky's are a no-brainer at $40 a PAIR.

    I've broken 3 OEM flaps in 2 years. The driver side one I broke off backing out of my own driveway last summer. Not sure how the F that happened.

    Don't know why the images are on their sides though...

    photo(4).jpg
    photo(3).jpg
     
  11. Dec 30, 2011 at 9:31 AM
    #11
    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2010
    Member:
    #46971
    Messages:
    954
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Selkirk, NY
    Vehicle:
    4x4 reg cab, 5 speed
    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    Welcome! Trim with a tin snip. If you don't they will trim themselves when backing over something (and maybe break off or do other damage).
     
  12. Dec 30, 2011 at 10:43 AM
    #12
    Thelt

    Thelt [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Member:
    #69505
    Messages:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    Lenoir, NC
    Vehicle:
    '12 4x4 SR5
    I may just order a set of the Husky flaps. I am afraid I will make a mangled up mess of them if I try to trim them. I can probably sell the OEM ones on Ebay and make the money back I spend on the Husky flaps.

    I have only noticed a problem with the front flaps. Do you guys have any problems out of the set on the back? I was thinking I would just leave them in place and just buy the front ones.

    Thanks for the pictures, they look good. I would not know they were not factory by looking at them.
     
  13. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:16 PM
    #13
    Thelt

    Thelt [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Member:
    #69505
    Messages:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    Lenoir, NC
    Vehicle:
    '12 4x4 SR5
    I just ordered a set for the front.
     
  14. Jan 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM
    #14
    Thelt

    Thelt [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Member:
    #69505
    Messages:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    Lenoir, NC
    Vehicle:
    '12 4x4 SR5
    I have realized that my back set also hit the ground at times. I have taken them off. I am thinking about ordering the back ones from Husky. Anyone know how much shorter they are than the factory flaps?
     
  15. Jan 7, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    #15
    saf023

    saf023 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Member:
    #21124
    Messages:
    730
    Gender:
    Male
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    - 2014 TRD Sport DCSB 4X4
    - 2014 TRD Sport DCSB 4X4, Silver Sky - 2007 TRD Sport DCSB 4X4, Silver Streak (Sold)
    How badly does the rocker panel paint get beat up if you remove the mud flaps and don't replace them with anything?
     
  16. Jan 7, 2012 at 10:38 AM
    #16
    zul

    zul Professional Goofball

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Member:
    #58083
    Messages:
    910
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon Territory
    Vehicle:
    '12 Pyrite Mica DCSB SR5 4WD V6 AT
    STOCK: DRL, Tow Package, All Weather Mats HAVE: Bed mat, Tailgate Lock, WANT: Rear Plate Bumper, Color-matched Grille, Heated Wet Okoles, Weathertech Floor Liners, Avid Step Rails
    I think the Husky rear flaps are the same length as OEM. I'm considering getting a pair for the front and just leaving the rear stock... or trimming the stock ones just above the 4x4 symbol.


    I've heard pretty bad. Any mud/sand/rocks that your tires go over will fling right into your rocker and side panels. I like the look of no flaps... but I'm not willing to destroy my paint over it.
     
  17. Jan 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM
    #17
    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Member:
    #58306
    Messages:
    6,719
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randy
    Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
    Vehicle:
    2011 4x4 Access Cab Silver State Edition
    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    I trimmed 4" off the front & 1" off the back. A lot less scapping when off roading. Lifted the Taco 3" front & back and now almost never hear them. When I put 33" tires on I probably will never hear them.
     
  18. Jan 8, 2012 at 6:57 AM
    #18
    Thelt

    Thelt [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Member:
    #69505
    Messages:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    Lenoir, NC
    Vehicle:
    '12 4x4 SR5
    I may get a pair of universal fit flexible type flaps and see if they look decent for the back.
     
  19. Jan 8, 2012 at 8:45 AM
    #19
    Tdye82

    Tdye82 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Member:
    #67015
    Messages:
    55
    Gender:
    Male
    Not a very good picture but here's a shot of my Husky Liner Mud Guards. Cant beat em for the price. Front is shorter than stock rear is the same length just no 4x4 on em. Hope this helps.

    [​IMG]
    By tdye82 at 2011-12-27
     
  20. Jan 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM
    #20
    mtnbiker310

    mtnbiker310 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Member:
    #70241
    Messages:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    Vehicle:
    '12 Offroad Tacoma
    TRD Cat Back Exhaust
    tydye what are the names of those wheels you have on that? looks sick!

    Is it easy to just take the front flaps off of my '12 taco? looks like dumbo ears!
     
To Top