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mud flaps vs no mud flaps poll:

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by dirtytaco2010, Oct 4, 2010.

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mud flaps on or off

Poll closed Nov 3, 2010.
  1. on

    45.1%
  2. off

    54.9%
  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:25 AM
    #1
    dirtytaco2010

    dirtytaco2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thinking of taking off my mud flaps what is the consensus? Either way I'm gonna do what I want just curious what other people would do or have done...
     
  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:28 AM
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    m0nster986

    m0nster986 ♥ Emergency Medicine

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    Rears on, fronts off
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:29 AM
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    dirtytaco2010

    dirtytaco2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    shoots really figures i didnt look first lol my bad
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:03 AM
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    rbeezy

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    leave em all on. looks better imo
     
  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:44 AM
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    Capita

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    What about trimming them? Didn't vote cause its not an option
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:38 AM
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    Endurozw

    Endurozw War Damn Eagle!

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    I like them off because they don't catch on anything anymore...but feel guilty that they're off if that makes sense? I hate feeling like I might crack someone elses windshield.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:45 AM
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    jivewalker

    jivewalker me gusta pechos firmes

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    rather chance the flap geting ripped off then throwing sand and rock all over the side of my truck when driving on the roads here. Can always take them off if heading off road and put back on for the highway. My .02. Alot of people don't like the etch marks the flap leaves on the fender after flapping/rubbing for a while. I am seriously considering creating a mod, if not done already, to place something on the paint there under the flaps to prevent this, maybe silicone or something similar. Good luck.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    imo, dont cut them up. Take them off and sell them, or leave em on. But cutting them kinda ruins a good set of flaps unless youre bent on keeping them on and they rub w/ a new wheel/tire/suspension combo.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    viperstd

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    Ditto... johnny law says I need them on. Plus, I would be pised if I was behind a truck that didn't have flaps on and it tossed a rock through my windshield.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    Larry

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    I agree

    they are part of the personality of the Tacoma...plus they do a real good job protecting the sides of the truck.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    tacos

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    Leave them on if you can. I took mine off and sold them on craigslist about a month ago and regret it. Just take them off if your going off road so a rock doesn't take them off for you. Keep'em.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    StandingCow

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    I keep the back ones on, took the fronts off.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    hookedontronics

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    i removed mine 5 minutes into ownership, they look ugly imo, not to mention i didn't want them to rub off the paint on the fender flares
     
  14. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    TacoSupreme

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    They are on now, but will be off ASAP once I get bigger tires.
     
  15. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    Seabass

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    My fronts came off by themselves because they were too soft. I see other tacos with the fronts bent backwards because they eventually give way. I took just the fronts off originally, then one day on a trail run I backed up a boulder and ripped one of the rears off with the tire pressed against it and the rock. I figured WTF, might as well have all 4 off. The only thing I hate about it is when I put tire shine stuff on and it throws that oily crap all over the side of the truck, and then the dust sticks to it. I always have to wipe it down again a day or two after a wash.

    Plus, the rears look silly once you get a lift and bigger, wider tires. My flaps only covered about 2/3 of my tires and looked goofy. Glad to have them off, IMO.
     
  16. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    I like the look of the flaps, but the toyota flaps are so flemsy. Broke several, and didn't want to pay the $70 for each, just took em off.

    Side note: If you take them off and would be interested in selling them, let me know.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    Chachie

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    Just saw you are from cali. I just got a fix it ticket from CHP for not having them on. My case is a lil different tho as i am lifted 6" and have 35's. But he did say that they are going to start cracking down. I am going to make a bracket that just slides in to my hitch reciever and has a bar with mud flaps on either end. That way when i go wheeling, i can just pull it off and put it back on when im done.
     
  18. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    MSUtacoboy

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    dangit. i voted wrong. :D
    should be "off" i don't like them on.
     
  19. Oct 4, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    Capita

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    I already got the fronts trimmed. Works better. Still keeps dirt from flicking up and now they don't bottom up on every bump. No one mentioned how much wind these front flats hold. Its pretty funny seeing another Taco pass with the flats flying way back
     
  20. Oct 4, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Its probably not just wind, it is probably cracked like the rest of the crappy, flemsy @ss flaps. Thats what mine did. On;y way I noticed they were broke.
     
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