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mud flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Audible, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Oct 20, 2007 at 7:06 PM
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    Audible

    Audible [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone removed their mud flaps on the TRD models. I'm mostly hwy and the stock flaps are just a bit too much for me. What does everyone else think?:confused:
     
  2. Oct 20, 2007 at 7:25 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    cut em up!!! a few of us on here have. i think i cut off about 4" or a lil more all the way around. made a big difference in looks. if u take them off, ur truck will get dirty way quicker...not to mention road debris coming up. i know from experience...
     
  3. Oct 20, 2007 at 7:54 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    how did you cut yours jhodge?? i've been thinking about taking off around 2 or 3 inches all the way around.....just not sure yet.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2007 at 7:55 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I kept mine on due to winter time. The slush and crap does a number if you have no mudflaps. Also when I tow less debris goes back on my trailer. :D
     
  5. Oct 20, 2007 at 8:53 PM
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    gegundez

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    Had to come off for the 33" BFGs. Get really muddy in there. Way in there.:(
     
  6. Oct 20, 2007 at 9:09 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    what i did was pencil on a line and cut them off w/ tin snips and tried to file down the edges as good as i could
     
  7. Oct 21, 2007 at 3:15 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    cool, thats what i was thinking. well,either tin snips or a good razor knife. i may end up doing it before too long.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2007 at 7:12 AM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    the front ones are way easier to do. i would recommend tin snips on the front b/c they'll go easier...and then score a good line or two on the back ones and then cut those. the back ones are thicker and a lil harder...i forgot about that.

    EDIT: forgot something else....after u cut off the front ones, u can flip them around and use them as templates for the rears. i think after u cut a good one from the front u can use it on the other front side to get a nice line on it.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2007 at 5:58 PM
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    CornDog

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    well im down here in alabama. no snow for MILES. lol i jus took mine completely off. i LOVE the look, havent thought about cutting them tho. my gf's driveway has a REAL bad dip coming in off the road an whenever i back out the frontones ALWAYS scrub. I HATED THAT. but now that yal mention cutting i think i try it. but jus for the heck of it the truck does look great w/o flaps and i havent had ne road debris coming up........yet...., i drive round 900 miles a week goin back and forth to work.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2007 at 9:57 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    My dad took the flaps off his Xterra and now he has a bunch of chips in his paint along the bottom underneath his doors. He does alot of hungting and drives down alot of dirt/gravel roads and the tires keep kicking stuff up onto his body. Personally i encourage people to keep the flaps. I have a chip in my windshield from some dick in a F150. he was in front of me on the interstate, i heard a loud noise from teh windshield and then saw a chip in it. The guy in front of me had a big 4x4 F150 wiht no mudflaps.... i he had flaps it wouldnt have happened.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2007 at 9:59 AM
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    2003greenbean

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    i took mine off and sold them on e-bay
     
  12. Oct 22, 2007 at 10:42 AM
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    Audible

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    Mine are off as of Sunday. I cleaned them up & stored them away. In So Cal we never get any rain (infact we are having a dust storm right now) and my truck does not see dirt often. I do go to the mountains to snow ski once or twice a year. I can always slap them on for a ski trip...it only took me 15 minutes to get them all off. I took an hour to clean the paint where thay had been rubbing. Plus I actually think it look higher now without them.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2007 at 6:52 PM
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    CornDog

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    gotta be careful tho audible. i noticed where they have rubbed the paint off my flares......... i took um off about a month after i had the truck. and even then there was wore spots.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2007 at 8:04 PM
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    Bigman_CP

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    My front ones rub too when going over a big bump or hole. More so in reverse though. It is definatley time for a trim...
     
  15. Nov 24, 2007 at 8:21 PM
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    lineberw

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    Take Em off
     
  16. Nov 25, 2007 at 1:38 PM
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    CornDog

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    hey i jus wanted to update on the mudflaps i took mine off for a while....Loved the look tooooo.....but the mud started flying and i started spending WAY to much time washing. so i put um bak on an trimmed the heck out of them. took off like 7 1/2 inches. they help out alot now and dont look so ugly on the truck.
     
  17. Nov 25, 2007 at 6:30 PM
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    L_Jackson

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    here in TX no snow and i don't go through mud so i just took mine off too... hadn't thought about sellin em on ebay tho... good idea
     
  18. Nov 25, 2007 at 7:03 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    yo bro where in illinois are you at?
     
  19. Nov 25, 2007 at 7:04 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    i took mine off and sold them on ebay, got $140 for the set
     
  20. Nov 25, 2007 at 7:50 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    I am with ndcouch, they do protect your paint job, as well as the guy behind you. The value in function is often unrealized by the beckon of fashion. :rain:
     
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