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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

    38.4%
  2. Take them off

    61.6%
  1. Jun 3, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    johnw

    johnw Well-Known Member

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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    thats what mine looks like with them off
     
  2. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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    mr2crazed

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    Took mine off a few days ago after buying my truck last week. They're just too long. The only downfall is the passenger side has some scuffs where the flap was. I've got running boards so I think they'll take the brunt.
    Maybe I'll search for the link about trimming them.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:11 AM
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    Old Soul

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    ^ I just trimmed my fronts to match the back. It was about 4 inches that I took off of them, used a pair of tin snips and just laid on the ground to make the cuts. Used a piece of cardboard to get a scribe of the original profile of the flap and cut the cardboard and then used a black sharpie to mark the cut profile onto the flap up 4 inches from the bottom. Had to change the profile a bit on the inside section of the flap ( toward the truck ) with eyeball precision because the flap gets wider as it goes up. A good strong pair of scissors will probably cut it too.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    whitetacoma

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    ill give you $50 for your drivers side flap(but i want the whole assembly cause i ripped mine off wheelin). paint is too expensive to fix. hit me up dude.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    usctacoma

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    I had to take just my fronts ones off for my bigger tires and now I've always got rocks and other random shit flying up and hitting my door and window. My tires do stick out aout 2-3 inches so....
     
  6. Jun 28, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    w8n4mud

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    OFF!
    Take them off before they did themselves into your fenders. By then it will be too late and you'll have the outline of them embedded into the fender.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    Pster

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    Got any pics of the cut after?
     
  8. Jul 12, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    URBIKESUCKS

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    Does anyone selling shorter replacements???
     
  9. Jul 12, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    TacomaDoug

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    Cut mine today. Very happy with the result. Still have the protection of the flaps but without all the ugly.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    I second what Wilson said, I did the same to my PreRunner, fronts off. Mainly because my truck is 2wd with a leveling kit so it won't block alot anymore and most of the slosh and debree will be shot from the back wheel well anyway...if I am crossing a bit of mud or doing any dirt road riding I do notice alot of mud slung on my front doors, but then again take it or leave it, a few nicks and slashes won't kill it, it's still a YOTA!!!
     
  11. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    busatodd

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    i took mine off from the start. looks better
     
  12. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    I took mine off the day i got my westin platinum nerf bars, looks alot better and the nerf bars protect the doors from flying rocks, im thinking about taking the back ones off.
     
  13. Jul 28, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    freesample

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    Visors, Deflector, Husky Liners, too expsensive for good ones :(
    is it easy to take of flaps in summer and put them back on for the winter?
     
  14. Jul 28, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    Off with them...if you trim them where the nerf hits it they will look too short. Just sell them, and buy a some of that clear bra film to protect your paint.
     
  15. Jul 28, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    dmb

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    Off!!

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  16. Jul 28, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    Way too short if you clip them at the nerf bars. Just take them off and get a few bucks while they're still in good condition.

    I quite quickly decided to get rid of mine when I caught all four of them rolling over a curb in a parking lot. WTF?? It wasn't even that tall and I was angling for a prime parking space! :D
     
  17. Jul 28, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    dexterdog

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    Took mine off the day after I bought the truck. The factory side steps came off two days later.
     
  18. Jul 28, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    1sicktaco

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  19. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    Razorecko

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    I just took mine off and used black "trimbrite" tape to go over the edge where the flap touches the body to keep it from 'etching' works good :) , can't even notice it
     
  20. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    That's what I plan on doing. Around here, they "salt" the roads with gravel and rock salt so it gets pretty nasty.
     
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