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Flappin mad

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nick54, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Dec 29, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    Nick54

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    After installing my Duratracs I'm getting a slight rub from the front tires hitting the mud flaps. I know I can trim them but I would like to do it off the truck. Can anyone tell me how to remove the fasteners without damage so that I can reuse them if possible. If not, I'm sure I can nut and bolt them. Any advise is appreciated - Thanks
     
  2. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    I just used a pocket knife to pop them out. Seems like there were a couple of screw fasteners too. Can't really remember for sure. I do know that I didn't have any trouble taking them off or putting them back on.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    Just pop them out with a flat head screw driver. Takes all of 30 seconds. I've taken my flaps off and put them back on a couple times and never had a problem with a fastener breaking.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    ^^Same as him.. small flathead does the trick
     
  5. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    Thanks for the input, I will take a shot tomorrow.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    What they said. You put the center of the fastener up a little, then you can pull the fastener out. Plus there's the two screws (assuming they're the same as the '05). Just beware that as the truck ages, so will the plastic. At some point, a few years from now they will break if you try and remove them because the plastic will be brittle (mine were that way after 4 years).
     
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