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Mud Flaps

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by JPC2061, Oct 25, 2011.

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What to do with the mud flaps?

  1. Keep em

    77 vote(s)
    48.7%
  2. Toss em

    81 vote(s)
    51.3%
  1. Apr 23, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    Not on mine. I shortened the fronts by 4" and the rears by 1" before I lifted it 3" to keep them from scraping and now wish I hadn't.
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  2. May 5, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    dfrugia

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    Took the front ones off. I have running boards that will protect the rest.
     
  3. May 5, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    David K

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    Not if you go off roading... and if serious off roading, the running boards will come off, too!

    Because the second gen tacos have plastic and not rubber mud flaps, there is almost no give... as soon as your tire drops into a rut or over a big rock, the mud flap pops off! I never lost the mud flaps on my 2001 Taco... but my 2005 was constantly coming off... So, my 2010 I just took them off before my first off road trip... One actually came off the first time I tested A-TRAC is some dep ruts by the Drug Airport in San Marcos when my truck was a week old or so.
     
  4. May 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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  5. May 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    Rez

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    I am not sure about USA but here in Canada, cops will pull you over if your truck doesn't have mud flaps, and send you for VI.
     
  6. May 8, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    It varies by state. Some don't require them at all & some only require them on the rear.
     
  7. May 8, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    Thelt

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    I took the front ones off and sold them on EBay. I bought a set of Husky replacements for the front. They are shorter than the factory flaps and have worked out well for me. I took the back ones off and sold them on EBay as well. the Husky brand rear flaps are the same length as the factory flaps so I bought a set of soft universal flaps and put them on the back. They work pretty well but I am not entirely happy with how it looks. It would be nice if the front and back matched. I may buy a rear set from Husky and trim them.

    I have never taken my truck off road but I did have issues with rubbing the stock flaps because I live on a dirt road with some dips. Taking them off and leaving them off is not really an option for me since the rocks would chew up my paint due to the dirt road.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    Rupp1

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    Toss is a strong word, considering I just sold mine on eBay for over 200 bucks....
     
  9. Jun 21, 2012 at 3:38 AM
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    I have a set of rear Husky's I'd make you a deal on. One has a light scuff and the set is missing the 3m tape. PM me if interested.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    I like them. They look nice on tacomas. Too bad not a chance in hell would they do anything with 35s...
     
  11. Oct 18, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    I'll sell you mine in case yours break off :D
     
  12. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    Got the husky mud flaps installed and they look great with ample protection and good ground clearance.
     
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