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Mud Flaps Cracking & Breaking

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by STICKMANN05, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Apr 16, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    STICKMANN05

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    Does anyone know what's the deal with the mud flaps cracking and breaking. I just brought two new rear mud flaps for my 2006 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab TRD. I compared the the new ones to the original one that came on the truck and the new one appears to be made much better, the plastic looks thicker. I think what is happening is when the trcuk goes through the car wash the cleaning brushes that go down the side of the truck bends the mud flaps back which causes the mud flaps to crack and break over time after time of going through the car wash. The last time I went to the car wash my mud flaps was fine and when my truck went through the car wash it come out the other side with a cracked and hanging off rear mud flap passenger side. I no longer take my truck to the car wash, has anyone else had this problem??? At the Toyota Dealership mud flaps are $95.00 plus each. I found someone on eBay that sells the mud flaps for $165.00 plus for a pair and free shipping.


    Thanks,
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  2. Apr 16, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    Highland Logan

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    If you use the search function, you'll find a lot of posts for mud flaps, and breaking/cracking issues. I would suggest that if you plan to use a car wash find a brush-less one. Good luck on your search.

    Frank
     
  3. Apr 16, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    I took mine off. Gives it a better look I think.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    travelingman

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    No problems with mine.I wouldn't use a car wash with brushes though.Besides tearing shit off it will scratch your paint.I use the brushless ones when I use one.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    take them off. IMHO I think the truck looks better without them.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    boopie

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    i had a friend give me his front pair since my original ones cracked. So i decided to drill holes on the original and zip tie it back together. I only repaired the original ones incase the pair that my buddy gave me cracks and falls apart also.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Same thing was happening to my mud flaps. I found for me it was putting my 2006 Tacoma through the car wash. In the car wash the mud flaps get bent backwards and after several washes my mud flaps would start cracking and then break off. So now I wash it by hand only, I'm looking for a touchless car wash play where I live. The big cleaning brushes that go down the sides on the vehicle hits the mud flaps and bend them back which starts the cracking and then over time of going through the cas wash they break off.:mad: I haven't had this problem since I stopped put my 2006 Tacoma through the car wash. I hope this helps you!!!:)

    Be Well,
    STICKMANN05
     
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