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Front mud flaps, lift, 33's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sandfire, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    Sandfire

    Sandfire [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone figured out how to run front mudflaps with an OME 3" suspension lift and 285/70/17 mud tires (looking at BFG KM2's or FS destination M/T?)

    I have heard many times on here that they will rub, however, I drive lots of gravel and am curious if someone has figured out some way to make it work.

    I am purchasing a new set of mud flaps from a member on here and will be installing the lift and tires sometime in the next month or so.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    You can probably run them, but the tires are gonna rub 'em pretty good. Might even tear them up over time.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Speaking of tearing off mud flaps, this weekend I finally took off the other rear mud flap that wasn't torn off back in December at Boulder Creek... :eek:

    I been lookin' ghetto fabulous for 4 months with one rear mud flap! :D
     
  4. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    Sandfire

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    Thanks guys, kind of what I expected to hear.:) I just can't stand to see my rocker panels and rear fender flares get all torn up from flying gravel. Maybe something like the 1st gen tacomas had would work.:confused:
     
  5. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:45 AM
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    If ya need em then find a way to have em, but if ya dont then take em off, IMO it makes the truck look taller with the mud flaps off
     
  6. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    Sandfire

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    Haha, I've been running just one rear mudflap for several months to, drivin me nuts.:D
     
  7. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I've seen a couple of trucks around here Line-X about 6 inches of the rocker panel from the bottom... To me, doesn't look that bad. Got a black truck, it'll look even better.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    I agree, I think the truck looks better with them off, just can't stand the sound of gravel hitting the side.;)
     
  9. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    With my tires and the rear not really lifted at all, I couldn't really get a screwdriver in there to unscrew the couple of screws that were there without jacking up the truck. Rotated the tires this weekend and used that opportunity... :)
     
  10. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    How bout sliders?
     
  11. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    Won't really do much - the rocks'll fly right through them.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    Yeah, maybe I'll try the steps like silver suggested, but those make the truck look lower to, Oh well....

    Hey, while I'm thinking about i LH, how do you like the KM2's, roadnoise on pavement? wearability?
     
  13. Apr 14, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    I love them! They do awesome offroad! Roadnoise isn't very bad at all, considering their mud terrains. They definitely quieter than the old KMs I had. And they have about 8000 miles on them and they're wearing fine, even considering I just rotated them for the first time this past weekend...

    :frusty: Bad Longhorn! Rotate more frequently! :frusty:
     
  14. Apr 14, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    Awesome! I have been liking the looks of those alot!! Now I may have made up my mind.:)
     
  15. Apr 14, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    I do not have a lift and have stock Sport tires. However, I did remove my front flaps because they rubbed when pulling into a driveway. I also have the side step bars and they do help deflect rocks and mud away. The front cap on the bar is always covered in road crap and the bottoms are always dirty. This tells me it is working to deflect stuff away.

    I do get some mud that makes it past the bars but I know they help a great deal. I plan to lift and get tires when the stockers need replaced.

    Side_view2.jpg

     
  16. Apr 14, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    Thanks, I may have to go that route. Doesn't look like it is possible to run the mudflaps with bigger tires, even with a lift.:(
     
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