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Mud flaps and removing them

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bambooshoots, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Apr 1, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    bambooshoots

    bambooshoots [OP] Be a fountain, not a drain.

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    I did it again. Got tired of paying truck payments and gas and traded in for a 2015 Honda Accord Sport since I enjoyed my 2013 Sport so much.
    How do I get the mudflaps off my 2nd ten Tacoma?
     
  2. Apr 1, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    three screws and about three clips that pop out on each
     
  3. Apr 1, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    jolayiv

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    Or you could do as many others have and just run over a curb or something similar like an ant hill and have them ripped off. :D
     
  4. Apr 1, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    bambooshoots

    bambooshoots [OP] Be a fountain, not a drain.

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    I did it again. Got tired of paying truck payments and gas and traded in for a 2015 Honda Accord Sport since I enjoyed my 2013 Sport so much.
    So the clips DO pop off, ok. I was prying on them with my knife earlier and they wouldn't pop out.

    My truck is lifted and has Bilsteins, so I don't think the ripping mud flaps off would work :)
     
  5. Apr 1, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    The clips are a PITA. All but one of mine broke during the removal. That could be b/c I wasn't doing it right...? Who knows?
     
  6. Apr 1, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    The center of the clips pull out with a small screw driver, a little force may be required, then the clip pulls out. Remove the three 10mm bolts, remove the mud flap, and reinstall one bolt. I just removed the front ones on my prerunner today.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    Glocktex

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    what kind of screwdriver did you guys use to get them off?
     
  8. Apr 10, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    rmb_crew

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  9. Apr 10, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    easy as pie

    took no more then 15 minutes total, and i took my time and got all of the clips out with out breaking any of them
     
  10. Apr 10, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    Glocktex

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    I realize a flat or phillips will work. I guess I should have asked, do you remove the tire or use a shorter screwdriver?
     
  11. Apr 10, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    i took all 4 off with out even turning the wheel, can keep them on and straight
     
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