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Mud flaps

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacomapack, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Nov 5, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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    tacomapack

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    Just wanted to get your guys opinion on mud flaps. I just removed my front flaps to stop tire rub, should I remove the back ones too? I kind of like the look of the rear ones, they have that '4x4' graphic on them and I also like the functionality of them. Do you think it will look goofy to run with just the rear? I'm torn right now...
     
  2. Nov 5, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    Ese Loco

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    Take em off!!!
     
  3. Nov 5, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    you can run just the rears..if your happy with it, leave it.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    Instead of starting a new post, I'll ask my question which is similar to this one.

    First off I need mud flaps on my truck, I live down 1 1/2 miles of dirt road and the chips from small rocks would be really bad.

    What I dont like about the stock mud flaps is they rub the ground, pavement when I go over a bump. I'm wondering what others are doing about this, or what kind of other options there are.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    tacomapack

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    I never had that problem. My stock mud flaps tucked into the wheel wells pretty good. I have speed bumps in my neighborhood and never had a problem. What kind of bumps are you going over? Pothole type bumps?
     
  6. Nov 6, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    I've actually even rubbed on large speedbumps(big speedbumps in NM). I took my truck in the mountains and I was worried I was going to rip one off.

    I forgot to look, do you have the 4x4(I think so), I'm sure ours are the same.

    Here's my truck, it's hard to tell but the mud flaps only sit like 4 to 5" off the ground. Like I said, I like the mud flaps, they're just rigid and have no flex, I'm just worried I may lose one if it gets hit to hard.
    P1000568_f6d9a07ceb7019445c2c95ef374dc0de12e854f7.jpg
     
  7. Nov 6, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    pataco

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    remove them.when my front ones broke i got a set off a tahoe and made them work.cost $3.00 at a car show.now i have none.looks alot better imo.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    I think I'm gonna take them off just to even things out.

    oldtimertoyota- Yeah they are the 4x4 ones. I think the difference must be our tire/wheel size. Mine are 20" rims so that must give me the added clearance to not have problems on a regular basis.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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  10. Nov 6, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    That would make sense!
     
  11. Nov 6, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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    i lost mine jumping a curb at wrk its the only way to get a parking spot kinda sucks and made me mad been looking for a replacement 04 front drivers side
     

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