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Keep the front mudflaps on or remove???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by SuperWhiteDC09, Jun 3, 2009.

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Keep front mudflaps on or take them off??

  1. Keep them on

    38.3%
  2. Take them off

    61.7%
  1. Apr 21, 2013 at 6:22 AM
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    krob32

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  2. Apr 21, 2013 at 6:40 AM
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    This. ^^^

    I took the fronts off, got a nice rock chip on my rear door, then put the fronts back on. I do get rubbing at full crank, but they haven't dragged at all since I went to the bigger tires and 5100s at 1.75".
     
  3. Apr 21, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    If you're going to take off flaps Sliders with fill plates and some fender flares might be a good idea. Kind of dumb to "not want them to dig into your paint" so instead you get a rocker panel and then some full of paint chips (IMO).

    If you're ripping em off all the time while wheeling hard go ahead
    If you're one of those "it makes my truck look more lifted bro" then stop it.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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    Flap free FTW
     
  5. Apr 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    nelztaco

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    Keep them on.

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  6. Jul 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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  7. Jul 16, 2013 at 2:22 AM
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    You definitely want to keep them on. This is what happens after 113k miles with no flaps

    [​IMG]

    Keep in mind this truck is a 5 lug 2wd so it's only seen pavement its whole life
     
  8. Jul 16, 2013 at 7:53 AM
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    you will regret taking them off. Rock scratches and dings like you won't imagine.
     
  9. Jul 16, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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    With the type of climate that I live in, I'd rather leave them on. With all the flooding in, around the Province in which I live in, the mud flaps have saved me. The amount of mud, rocks, dirt I've found when I went to wash the truck was huge. I'd rather have that crap on my flaps then on the paint of my truck.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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    Also a fan of mud flaps. You wouldn't believe the quantity of snow & ice the mud flaps on my old Subaru would collect in winter. After storms passed, I'd be pulling out a solid chunk of slush-ice as big as a kid's head from each wheel well. Don't want that crap sandblasting & freezing to my runners.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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  12. Jul 16, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    agree
     
  13. Jul 16, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    Looks better with them off, IMO. That said, my BFG TA KOs absolutely LOVE to grab rocks...and sometimes beat the doors with them.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    I took my off right after purchasing the Taco, too. My BFG T/A KOs pick up rocks and sling them like crazy. IMO, I think its worth taking some small paint damage instead of ripping a flap off.
     
  15. Jul 16, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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    Our off-road vehicles have ample threaded tires which just love grab things (rocks, etc) and throw them around. For the sake of your own vehicle, and other vehicles on the road, leave the mud flaps on. After all, I don't want rocks from your truck hitting my truck.


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    Last edited: Jul 16, 2013
  16. Jul 17, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    mr2mki

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    Yeah, but rocks hitting *your* truck is a sacrifice *he's* willing to make :p
     
  17. Jul 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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    I voted keep them on but they do need to be trimmed
     
  18. Jul 17, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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    Oh. Well that makes perfect sense, so never mind then. :D

    That's for sure. I replaced mine, but don't like the new ones (don't sit as flush with the side of the truck). Because of that, I'm going to trim the originals and put them back on.
     
  19. Jul 27, 2013 at 5:09 AM
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    ezatnova

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    Sorry if I missed it already in this thread (thought I read each post), but, I find it strange how if you take notice of other brand trucks on the road, just how FEW have flaps. No Fords, no Jeeps, no Chevy. I think Nissan was the last other brand that I've seen with flaps. A) Surprised it's legal for those manufacturers to no sell them with the flaps on, and B) Makes it really seem like the Tacomas are the odd man out when it comes to flaps.
     
  20. Aug 5, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    jw1983

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    I'd rather have flaps then to have rocks, mud, dirt etc, flying up the side of my truck.
     
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