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Mud Flap Trimmage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rpoint16, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. Dec 15, 2007 at 4:39 PM
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    rpoint16

    rpoint16 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OME 885 coils & front shocks, with TT top plate, Total Chaos UCA, Rear OME extended shocks, Rear TSB, Rear Toytec AAL, trimmed the saber-tooth-tiger-long-ass mud flaps. 17" XD Revolver rims, 265/75/17 BFG AT KO's. Ripped out the crappy FM Modulator & installed a PA-15-toy interface. OEM bed matt.
    Those things will rip off fast on trails. I dont want to remove them completely. What would be the best way to trim them down & make the finished edge look proffesional;

    Probably not tin snips. How about a peanut grinder w/ a cutting wheel?
     
  2. Dec 15, 2007 at 4:47 PM
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    tacotoe

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    I`m thinking a jig-saw, then file it smooth.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2007 at 8:53 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i used tin snips and a thin box cutter. i drew out the pattern i wanted and wen to cutting. u can file it back if u need it. the font ones are much easier than the rear, just fyi
     
  4. Dec 16, 2007 at 4:56 PM
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    CornDog

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    jhodge is rite, tin snips and a box cutter do great. i used a file to smooth um out. i cut off 7 inches. looks great. doesnt catch ALL the mud but a good bit.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2007 at 6:29 AM
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    Bill in Ky

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    Did you take them off to trim or do it while on the truck? How do they come off?
     
  6. Dec 17, 2007 at 8:17 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i backed up over a tree stump once that i didnt see...it caught it and poper it right off. the stump was only like 4-5 inches tall and it caught the stock ones
     
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