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Installing after market mudflaps help!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dougmays, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Feb 4, 2009 at 6:09 AM

    dougmays [OP] Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    First Name:
    Gainesville, FL
    2007 SR5 Tacoma 4WD/Tow Pkg Black
    Westin Bull Bar, Firestone Destination AT 255/70/16
    I ordered a pair of mudflaps from JC Whitney because i broke one of the front stock flaps. So i went to take the broken one off first and removed the screws that go into the inner wheel well. then removed the "pegs" that snapped the mud flap on (what was toyota thinking when they designed these things??).

    So now its off, but i realize that the flaps i ordered have screws, and the stock ones had the snap in pegs. And the screws that came with the flap are a couple sizes to small for the hole. And for anyone who has taken there stock flaps off, they know that the snap on pegs are unusuable now.

    So my question is, should i get a screw that is big enough to fit into the holes where those pegs were? and if does anyone know the size? Or should i get similar snap-in pegs for the new flaps?
  2. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:05 AM

    longbow I see you now..................

    Jun 26, 2008
    First Name:
    05 Tacoma Silver Mica TRD 4 Door
    Toy-tec Coil over lift, Eibach 700 lb springs, Sway bar relocate, Total Chaos UCA's, Moto metal wheels, BFG mudterrians, HID, custom 3 piece grill, Highlift jack w/custom mount, Highlift jack cover, bed matt, de-badged 100%, storage box lock mod, using defrost w/o AC mod, short antenna mod, horn re-locate, Tire Gate flat spare tire mount, engine cover painted, bed light (1) mod, wreck bar carrier, Blue Sea 5026 fuse block, center console outlet, flash light mod, Blue Sea inline fuse, Shrockworks sliders, All-Pro front bumper, Piaa 510 driving lights, Warn shackles front, Kennesaw rear bumper, "Tag Boltz" plate lights, Warn shackles rear, Warn M8000 winch, devil horns, BHLM, weathech liners front and rear.....T.W. sticker of course. Custom Sock bed decal for Michele
    I would go with the snap in pegs, just in case you run across original flaps.
    I know auto zone and others sell the pegs, may not be exactly for your truck but will fit.
    I know when I removed my fronts (flaps) due to the lift, I went and looked for the begs to fill in the ugly holes.
    I know they have some for Chevy,(no smacking please) fit great, but the only way to remove is cut or break them off.
    Been their, done that........

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