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Front Left Mud Flap Tore Off

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by argm31i, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Jul 8, 2008 at 6:39 AM
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    argm31i

    argm31i [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, I'm driving to work today, and about halfway there, I hear this awful thumping under my footwell.

    I stopped and got out to look, and lo and behold, my left front mud flap had torn off somehow. It was hanging by about an inch of material (rubber) that hadn't yet torn.

    At first, I thought some jackass had cut it, but upon closer inspection, it was a jagged tear.

    The issue is, I have no clue why this would have happened. I haven't even had it in any hairy stuff where it would have stressed the mud flap all that far.

    Maybe it just dry-rotted...who knows.

    Now, it's back to the dealer to get them to fix it.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2008 at 6:57 AM
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    Angus_NB

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    They all do it. My front right broke of so I took the front left off to match it. The mud flaps do as much damage to the paint as stones would. Both sides have worn through the paint on the fender flares from flexing against it.
    When I get a new truck I will remove them before they do damage.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2008 at 7:27 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i popped off a rear one and then cut them all down after that
     
  4. Jul 8, 2008 at 7:40 AM
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    mmatheny

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    Does anyone sell a rubber replacement?
     
  5. Jul 8, 2008 at 7:42 AM
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    j4x4ar3

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    I've replaced both my front flaps on my 05 and they say the 07's and newer are longer... they're crap if you ask me. Luckily I replaced mine with some from a friends truck. Those broke as well so I took them off. Going to do some Line-X on the rockers instead.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2008 at 7:45 AM
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    Khaos

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    Mine are in a garbage bag in my closet.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2008 at 9:12 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    yeah...i think that after 05 they went longer...so any 06 and newer has em. thats y some people that dont wanna cut theirs look for ones off the 05's
     
  8. Jul 8, 2008 at 9:37 AM
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    Burns

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    I ended up cutting off about 4 1/2 to 5 inchs off of my front mudflaps and I havent had any problems. :D
     
  9. Jul 8, 2008 at 2:50 PM
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    I just put my third on, "NO MORE" if they go I may do the Line-X idea, (GREAT IDEA!!) would not need alot of coverage.
    Plus it help when you know the guy.
     
  10. Jul 9, 2008 at 5:38 AM
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    argm31i

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    I think I'm just going to take all of them off. Don't really want the hassle of having to clean off hard rubber off my doors and quarter panels again.
     
  11. Jul 9, 2008 at 5:58 AM
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    When I bought my 06, it didn't have them. I looked on eBay and they were way too much. I will have to investigate the Line-X thing. If you have any more details, post 'em.
     
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