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Mud Flaps - Yes or No?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by nickj718, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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    nickj718

    nickj718 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This may have been covered but i cont find a firm answer on it.

    Saturday Ill be mounting my TRD pro wheels with 265/70/17 Goodyear Duratrac tires

    If I do not have mud flaps will it be throwing rocks and etc from the road damaging my paint?
     
  2. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:31 PM
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    tacoflavoredkisses1

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    Yea dude. Get some flaps.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:35 PM
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    Dang!

    Thanks dude.
     
  4. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:35 PM
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    That's gonna throw rocks like Curt Schilling. TRDParts4U has OEMs for about half dealership cost. I've heard folks recommend the Weatherbeaters too.

    You need to flap up.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:36 PM
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    Yes, the flaps will help, but I still get rock damage on the rocker panels, so get touch up paint too!
     
  6. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:37 PM
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    Mine just showed up today. Installing tomorrow or Sat.

    So, "yes".
     
  7. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:38 PM
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  8. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:39 PM
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    WOW guys thanks for the quick response and being nice about it!

    This forum is unreal everyone is so helpful
     
  9. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:40 PM
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    Wait until you ask a very obvious question to something that is clearly in the manual. Then we'll turn on you like the fatties at Golden Corral.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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    Yes. I have the factory ones and they work fine in combination with the factory flat running boards keeps the stones away.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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    LOL
     
  12. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:48 PM
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    Get some flaps. I had the factory ones and swapped them for plasticolor's. I like the plasticolor ones better but wish they were longer.
     
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    Pics?

    How do you like your duratracs?
     
  14. Oct 19, 2016 at 8:21 PM
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    think im gonna get some "husky" brand mud guards....it seems like they have better coverage than OEM. also lifetime warranty
     
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    Second the running boards. Mine came with flaps and I put nerf bars on. You would not believe the stone hits I get even with the flaps and lund running bars. I run 265/70/75 duratracs
     
  17. Oct 19, 2016 at 8:28 PM
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    I really like the duratracs. This is the second set that I have had. Looked at BFG KO2's but the duratracs were cheaper and I knew that they were good in the snow and ice.

    These are the best pictures that I have with the flaps in them:




    I can probably take some different pictures tomorrow if you would like. Have you checked out Rockblokz flaps?
     
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  18. Oct 19, 2016 at 8:48 PM
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    i should be getting my 11" Plasticolors on Friday from Amazon, just hope they're long enough
     
  19. Oct 19, 2016 at 9:06 PM
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    yeah soo now im torn between mud guards and mud flaps....
     
  20. Oct 19, 2016 at 9:46 PM
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    I prefer flexible mud flaps so when off roading you won't rip a flexible mud flap off of you come down on a rock with them. Can't say the same for the rigid OEM mud guards.
     
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