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good mud flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by colinb17, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Mar 9, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    i may have a solution to the mud flap crisis.

    just installed these beauties over the weekend. they are sparco mud flaps, like the ones they use on rally cars. they are a thin durable plastic/rubber material similar to the ones on the first generation tacos. when you get them, they are almost the same length as the stock ones, but i cut them easily with scisors...they are made to be trimmed to fit your personal preferance.

    they come in red, blue, and white, and come with sparco stickers. for looks and a little bit of extra durability, i cut some/shaped some aluminum, painted it black, and then bolted it to the bottom of the flap.

    so far i have no complaints. i made them shorter so i wouldn't have and dragging or catching issues. they are also thiner than the stock ones, so they sit further away from the tires and shouldn't have issies with larger tires. i'm hitting the trails this weekend, so i'll let you know how they do there.

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  2. Mar 9, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    they look good. nice truck!
     
  3. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    nice looking flaps! what did you use for fasteners?
     
  4. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    for fasteners i used the three stock bolts, and where there were just those little plastic snap things, i used stainles steel nuts and bolts. here's a picture of it. it looks kinda crappy and sloppy in the picture at that angle, but you can't really see the fasteners unless your head is in the fenderwell.

    as for paint, i doubt it would hold too well. but i also doubt that sparco is the only company that makes realy flaps like these, so it'd do a good search on raly mud flaps or racing mud flaps, etc.

    and i forgot to say this in the original post, but i got all 4 for $40, which was perfect, becasue that's what i sold the stock ones for...so it ended up kinda being a free upgrade:bananadance:

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  5. Mar 10, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    Eh im not really diggin them. But thats just me. I like the no flaps look.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    Not my cup of tea.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    Do they make them for the front too? Or are they universal for front and back? I'm sure other guys would like to know because whoever is running 33"s normally have to take off their front stock mud flaps. Just wondering if these would fix that issue since you said they sit back farther from the tires.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Mar 10, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    they are universal. you cut them to whatever length or shape you want with scisors or an exacto knife. they are made out of a plastic material that is abotu as thick as 2 to 3 quarters stacked ontop of each other...so if you have at least 1/4 in of clearance between your larger tires and fender, i don't see why they wouldn't fit. they do hang straight down though, so if your larger tires protrude beyond the vitticle plane of the rear fender flare, they will not work...but then again, if your tires do that, no flaps will unless they are rigid and angled back about 45 degrees.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    So on your first post (9 months ago) you said you'd hit the trails and see how they handled.

    I've been on a couple rally forums that say these are kind of crappy for winter and abuse, being so thin and all. I prefer flexible, thin flaps personally...

    So after all this time, how are they holding up? Any pics?

    The rally world seems like they swear on Rally Armor flaps, but the classic ones are about $100 for a set of 4. They do make thinner ones, and they're $16 for a set of 4. They don't say what size their universal ones are, though.

    Anyways, they look pretty good on your blue 2nd gen (my fave 2nd gen color)...but I'm not sure the bright red would look good on my maroon truck:(.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    so far they've held up great. i've had them on for over a year now and put them through some abuse. they do seem to get "brittle" in the cold temps...but i had to back up through a snow bank that i had gotten plowed into, and i'm sure they were wedged between my tire and the snow and they took it without a problem.
    but at $20 for a set of 2, even if they did break, i don't really have a problem buying more.

    so after more than a year and some good ol' wear and tear, i'm still happy with them.
     
  11. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    The flaps look good. Do you have your rear drum painted red, i am seeing some red there in one of those pics, do ya have your calipers painted?
     
  12. Jan 4, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    yeah, i painted the drums and calipers red. used the duplicolor kit, it's works great
     
  13. Jan 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    i can't remember where, but if you google them, you'll get a lot of hits. as for a price range when you're searching, i paid $40 shipped for a set of 4.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    Those looks great man, I like how they match your paint.
     
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