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Mud flap relocation after cab mount chop

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by klikboom, May 21, 2016.

  1. May 21, 2016 at 9:01 PM
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    klikboom

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    I'm trying to be a little proactive in getting ready for 33" tires. I have not been able to find any other threads on alternative mud flap mounts for fitting bigger tires.

    I know a lot of folks just take them off but for me they are essential because if I remove them then my welded sliders get sandblasted by debris and the paint comes off immediately and the oxidation process begins.

    I'm currently running 265/70r17 on fj cruiser steel rims with icon co and total chaos UCA. The adjusted rings are currently seized on my icons but I have ordered some fox COs and will be raising the front by about 1" when they come. I'm looking to fit 155/80r17 cooper at maxx tires or potentially 285/70r17 open country r/t (please reply with your opinions on the two). I don't know if I can fit the width increase with 285's but I would prefer the more hybrid Reed tread of the r/t.

    So I wanted to mount the flaps essentially flush with the cab mount chop but not add any thickness on top of it. So I decided to use some L channel strapping from ace hardware (for hanging garage openers) to attach beneath the cab mount. I ended up oickinrbg up the two existing drain holes but then I added an extra drain hole since I filled the OEM one with a bolt.

    Went together pretty quick all in all took about 4 hours for measuring, trimming, painting and Install. I also trimmed the flare where it extended past the cab mount chop plate so as to keep the plate as the closest point of contact.

    As far as mud flap I used the following from Amazon, but I think I will be lookin for a wider flap in the future because it doesn't fully cover the 265/70/17's. http://www.amazon.com/Black-Road-Scene-Easy-Guard/dp/B0002NIJS0

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  2. May 21, 2016 at 9:05 PM
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    155 NOW THATS A PIZZZA CUTTER!! :eek:
    Sorry Ill leave now. But thats a good idea I left my on as long as i could but one day in the rocks makes you realize that hard plastic mud flaps dont work.
     
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  3. May 21, 2016 at 9:07 PM
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    Lol 255/80 did I mention I'm typing this on an old iPhone in the vertical orientation?
     
  4. May 21, 2016 at 9:13 PM
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    Access cab toolbox/ dog bed with seats and headrests deleted, waterproof TRD seat covers, yellow wire mod, diff breather relocated to tail light, engine block heater, Leer topper with Yakima tracks and rack, Yakima rack on cab, Ride Rite with Daystar cradles, CBI hidden front hitch, wired for winch front and rear Warn quick connect, Warn x8000i on external carrier, sway bar delete, trailer plug relocated to bumper, Pelfreybilt IFS and Mid skids, ECGS front diff bushing, ARB CKMA12 compressor, 255/85/16 Toyo M55 load E tires on stock steel rims, Up2NoGood heated mirror kit, Husky X-act Contour front floor liners, Northstar AGM 27F battery, Pelfreybilt bolt on sliders with kickout and top plates, TRD Pro headlights, Depo smoked tail lights, Energy suspension body mount bushing kit, Cobra 75WXST cb with rear mounted Wilson 3' antenna on Shmellmopwho mount, OME Dakar leaf packs with AAL, Billstein B110 rear shocks, 5100s with 885 coils and 1/4" spacers, SPC LR UCAs, 2wd low range mod
    I have those flaps and am very happy with them. they're perfect for my 255/85/16 tires. I haven't cut anything.



     
  5. May 21, 2016 at 9:16 PM
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    Are you running st maxx's? I figured the flaps will be perfect for 255/80/17 but I'm worried the maxx is too much mud terrain, I need on road snow traction for trips to ze mountains all winter.
     
  6. May 21, 2016 at 9:18 PM
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    Also, God bless Montana. I'm currently a part of the heathen left (Washington) but fantasize about moving to MT.
     
  7. May 21, 2016 at 9:40 PM
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    I'm on Toyo M55 tires. They have a fairly narrow tread, which decreases rubbing, but they're amazing in the winter and really didn't impact my mpgs. They air down for great deep snow performance. I keep looking at the ST Maxx - such a great looking tire.
     
  8. May 22, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    I've been running 255/75/17 st maxx's for a couple years and 20k + miles through mud, snow, sand, rocks, etc. I had no problems with Northeast snow both on and off road, they are at least as good as the old bfg AT KO's. I don't think you would be disappointed.
     
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    Are the drain holes where you mounted the L-track to threaded or did you have to finick nuts into the cab mount?
     
  10. Apr 12, 2019 at 9:42 AM
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    I was able to fit nuts in there without too much trouble.
     

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