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Ideas for preventing rock chips?!?!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by suburbanHILLBILLY, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Oct 1, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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    suburbanHILLBILLY

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    I have 2008 tacoma double cab. No lift yet... but will be ordering up an icon lift soon. I just got a set of wrangler duratracs and needless to say they love flinging rocks all over my doors and rocker panels.. I took the mud flaps off not really a fan of them. I was wondering if I got a set of the allpro rocksliders with the inserts if that would help keep rocks from being shot at my doors.. what you guys think?!
     
  2. Oct 1, 2013 at 7:49 AM
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    Mudflaps are there for a reason.
     
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    You may catch most of them with filled in sliders.

    You can also look at ChipGuard paint...It's the orange peel looking stuff. It can be applied anywhere and tinted any color. The body shop wouldn't do Black LineX on the wife 4R rocker panels, but they suggested this stuff and it works great!
     
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    No experience with these products but you may look into those invisible film such as 3M paint protector clear film or Invisibra to help with the rock chips.
     
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    This^^^

    My buddy does vinyl wraps and he can do a clear "invisible" wrap in any area. He did to the front of his Audi and the rocker panel area and inside door handle indentions to prevent scratches from opening the doors.

    You have to look real close to see it. Pretty cool shit.
     
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    I have sliders with fill plates and it 100% stops everything in that angle of things being thrown, however there is still that small window between the front of the slider and the fender. I knew I should have made them 2" longer.

    I vote slider for being multi-purpose and more permanent (and better protection) than some film.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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    I ordered sliders with expanded steel fill from 4Xinnovations last week in part to help with rocker panel damage from stones. Went with expanded steel to allow drainage of mud, snow and water. I usually take off mud flaps on newer vehicles because they are so hard now days that they can cause body damage in the woods. I also just got the weathertech mud flaps but they are much harder and stiffer than I hoped. I will cut them down to the formed piece and leave a little left to attach softer and more flexible mud flaps.

    On my Xterra I cheaped out and used trimbrite tape on the rocker panels for 5 years without mud flaps. It worked extremely well and when I traded it in for the Taco still looked decent. But on the new Taco if the expanded steel doesn't catch most of the rocks then I will use 3M clear tape.

    http://www.amazon.com/Trimbrite-T9021-Body-Guard-Black/dp/B00029XD7G
     
  8. Oct 1, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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    Sliders with fill plates. I've got the BAMF version and have been very happy with them.
     

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