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Keep the front mudflaps on or remove???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' 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. Jul 29, 2009 at 1:24 AM
    #41
    dye18

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    i took my front and back mud flaps off, I personally think it looks alot better without them, the only down side is i have chrome tips on my exhaust so they dont stay clean and shiny.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    Razorecko

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    I did my lift and with 33" tires i didnt want to be an @ss and kick up debris on the highway so i painted the rear flaps all black and just put those on. They look great and luckily i didnt cut them because with the bigger tires and lift they actually look smaller and proportionate - not like semi-flaps
     
  3. Jul 29, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    09blacktaco

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    Hey from another Columbia, SC member.
    :wave:
     
  4. Jul 29, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    Trauma85

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    Taco's look so much better without flaps
     
  5. Sep 3, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    washington state law requires them on the front and back :mad:
     
  6. Sep 4, 2009 at 6:02 AM
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    dexterdog

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    Only if the tire extends past the fender and the center of the axle is past the bottom of the rear of the fender. The mudflap acts as a fender extension. It's enforced about as much as the cell phone law.

    I have only heard of one instance of it being enforced and it was my boss who has this huge F-350. He just got a warning. He basically told them to piss off.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2009 at 6:42 AM
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    ozmon420

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    take them off. have you ever seen them at highway speeds they flap
     
  8. Sep 4, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    nad

    nad mmmm tacos!

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    I would keep them on but cut them shorter
     
  9. Sep 4, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    MUDFISH

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    took mine off a few weeks ago... Looks MUCH better...
     
  10. Oct 14, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    MAXTacoma

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    I definetly think that it looks better with them off, but they do a really good job of keeping the side of your truck clean.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    KNOXTACO

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    OFF! Unless ur worried about dingin up ur WHIP> LOL
     
  12. Oct 15, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    Dave

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    I took mine off, after breaking one.

    I REFUSE to pay Toyota over $100 for a single stinking mudflap.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    Dave

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    Is what hose, soap and water is for.

    They don't really do all that much in anything other than a slight rain.
     
  14. Nov 15, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    hashemg

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    I say no mud flaps at all
     
  15. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    jnoley07

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    I took mine off this week, and my truck looks so much better w/out them.
     
  16. Nov 15, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    oldtimertoyota

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    I live down about 1 1/2 miles of dirt road, without those mud flaps I would be getting tons of chips. I don't like that I rub the flaps on speed bumps or when I'm off roading, guess I'll just have to be careful!
     
  17. Dec 16, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    gologit

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    Nothing major or fancy. Just stuff to make it work better for me.
    I took the front ones off after I hooked one on a stump backing up.

    Today I had to chain up to get home from the woods...the back ones are coming off next! PIA.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    BBS

    BBS And they say size doesnt matter...

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    I am really surprised that the oval bars are that much longer, even with a double cab. I have an access cab with the round bars and they didnt come close to hitting the flaps. However, I did remove mine as I had some rub issues when I went with the larger tire and yes, they had already "etched" the fender. Hopefully I will be able to buff that out.
     
  19. Dec 20, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    swise

    swise TRIFECTA!!!

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    This seems to be a big decision for us they were on or off, (me too) but I dont think anyone else would even notice either way.
     
  20. Dec 20, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    vinnyvavoom

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    take them off and send them to me. :D
     
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