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Help: Removing Fender Flares

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Camo23, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Camo23

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    I need help removing my fender flares...
     
  2. Jan 9, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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  3. Jan 10, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    Just yard them off. A good pull will do it. You will break 99% of the little plastic tabs that hold them to the body. Then to get the tabbs out, turn them 90 degrees and they should come sraight out.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    tacoman101

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    Yep..all you gotta do is rip them right off. I would buy some more of the clips, becuase most will break
     
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  5. Jan 10, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    If you own a 2nd gen, if you rip them off you will be bery, bery disappointed since the paper thin connections on the flare itself! :(
     
  6. Jan 10, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    Blumpkinson

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    Unscrew it and just pry it right off, the flare is pretty strong, but the shitty plastic clips will break right off.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    You 1st geners have many more truck-like features compared to our 'delicate bodies' of the 2nd gens! ;)
     
  8. Jan 10, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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  9. Jan 10, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    I dont no if its the same but my 04 reg cab has

    18 red clips part # 90904-67037

    8 blue clips part # 90904-67036

    so you can find them online

    Front.jpg

    Rear.jpg
     
  10. Jan 10, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    Werloc

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    Mine are bolted on too. I take them off all the time.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2015 at 2:41 PM
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    I been wanting to take these off since day 1! Will the front wheel well liner stay put if removed?
     
  12. Jan 18, 2015 at 2:45 PM
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    Anything resembling a clip or a bolt that is on the fenders....remove...and then it should just come right off :)

    If it doesn't *hint* you missed a screw or tab
     
  13. Jan 18, 2015 at 2:46 PM
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    Also, removing the inner fender liners first will help ALOT
     
  14. Feb 7, 2016 at 7:20 PM
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    How do you remove the inner fender?
     
  15. Feb 7, 2016 at 8:16 PM
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    Screw the clips. All of my flares, and a couple of my friends, are now attached using GE Black silicone. Works million times better. If you have to remove them, you can fishline them off and then rub the silcone off.
     
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  16. Oct 28, 2016 at 8:21 AM
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    I feel like with all the screws off and I go and pull the thing right off, it will certainly pop and break the clips but think it will mess up the actually body by pulling it out. Will it? I want to pull and repaint the dang things.
     
  17. Oct 28, 2016 at 9:04 AM
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    Be careful but it'll come loose. I just used plastic plugs from Oreily.

    IMG_1159.jpg
     
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  18. Oct 28, 2016 at 10:20 AM
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    I said screw it and followed your guys instructions. Clips snapped suoer easy. Haha looks different without them on.
     
  19. Oct 28, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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    Silicone for the clean win.
     
  20. Oct 28, 2016 at 12:29 PM
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    I like this idea even though I dig the way my truck looks with them off. I have 2 sets of flares that I want to throw on and this would be a good way to figure out if I want to stay color matched or oem plastic black.

    I don't think I've hit the flares on anything other than brush/branches when off road but I'm wondering how well they'll hold up? Have you had any issues with them coming loose at highway speeds or off road?
     
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