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mud flaps

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by norcalrooster, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    norcalrooster

    norcalrooster [OP] New Member

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    do 1rst gens look better with mud flaps on? or off?


    i had to take off the front mudd flaps because of tires. would that throw off the good looks of the truck if i left the rear flaps on? with no flaps on the front?

    first time thread , any advise would be apreciat it
     
  2. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    Wild Card

    Wild Card Truck yeah!

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    My truck has the rear-flaps intact, but the front flaps have been raised about halfway up from stock height. This helps to both keep "the look" and still offer some stone-chip protection, while letting the wheels clear.

    I will say, however, that the incidence of stone chips in my paint below the doors is getting worse. Of course, I drive down dirt and gravel roads daily, and do not have the time or patience to drive slow :)
     
  3. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    DelinquentTaco

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    Thats the way I have mine. She looks great hahah

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  4. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    I like them OFF

    before:
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    after:
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    trmarshall1

    trmarshall1 The Least Interesting Man In The World

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    I think it looks good with them off, but Commiefornia law requires the rears, or so I've been told. I only have the rears. Previous owner removed the fronts for tire clearance.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    move out of Cali! :goingcrazy:
     
  7. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    trussell456

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    i had to take the front ones off to clear my tires, got the back ones on still but they're not serving much purpose as my tires stick out about 2 or 3 inches past them :p They definitely look better without the flaps in my opinion
     
  8. Apr 26, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    On behalf of all of us driving behind you...

    ...please leave them on.

    Thank you
     
  9. Apr 26, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    Robertgeejr1

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    there is actually quite a few states that require them, and some run it together with any truck or trailer with duel wheels.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    NegroTundra

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    I like the looks of them off for stock-height trucks, but for lifted trucks I like the looks of on. Plus, I cant stand to sit there and watch my paint go away
     
  11. Apr 26, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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    NickB

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    I think you should leave them off and mail me the front drivers side one b/c mine disappeared this winter.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    They look better off but the front tires throw alot of stones and dirt into the rocker panels and dirt under the doors.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    CUtacomaTIGER

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    i vote on
    i also like that rears state 4wd b/c it makes it easy to tell if a tacoma is a 4x4 or a prerunner after i passed it and looking at it in the rear view mirror.
     
  14. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    Blackdawg

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    at some point...your gonna have to take em off


    :D




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    i like mine off.

    better check your state laws tho, some require them
     
  15. Apr 27, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    STLharry

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