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Mud Flap alternatives

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ERdept, May 27, 2008.

  1. May 27, 2008 at 1:37 AM
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    ERdept

    ERdept [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Some, if not many think the stock mud flaps on the Tacoma are too long.

    I agree, as they scrape everything I go over and contribute to breaking off after this happens for any length of time.

    So the alternative is either REMOVAL or TRIMMING.

    I don't like the removal for me at least because I don't want to fling rock at those behind me and because I do notice that a lot of mud and dirt and water goes onto the body, which I have to clean.

    I did trim them, and they now only scrape occassionally.

    But, I'm thinking that flexible flaps the fold back and just dangle down, like on a semi, are a good idea for two big reasons.

    One, the fold up easily because they're just rubber. And two, the do protect the body and those behind.

    Any source for the rubber flaps that fit exactly on the 2007 Taco?
     
  2. May 27, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    here are a couple of pics of mine.....i trimmed 5 inches off the front flaps....look good and still functional.

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  3. May 27, 2008 at 7:45 PM
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    Remove the front and trim the rear.
     
  4. May 27, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    ERdept

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    I already trimmed the front.

    But, don't see suggestions on a rubber mud flap. So, I assume there aren't any.

    I'll trim the rears about 2 inches then.
     
  5. May 28, 2008 at 8:19 AM
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    j4x4ar3

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    Trimming the fronts won't help. I have an 05 and the mud flaps were shorter than later models. I've broken both my front's already and I don't offroad. The wind alone in my area and traveling at highway speeds eventually weakens them and they snap right where they contact the truck. Luckily I have a friend that didn't want their front ones and had an 05 as well so I installed them on my truck. Those suckers are expensive to replace and no I haven't found any alternatives either. Thinking of removing the fronts though and Line-X in the rockers.
     
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