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MUd flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ERdept, May 9, 2008.

  1. May 9, 2008 at 4:35 AM
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    ERdept

    ERdept [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just cut my front tire mud flaps, based on the encouragement on this site. It was a pleasure to measure using cardboarde an measuriing from to throadwayu to whare you heed to. Thanks all involved!
     
  2. May 9, 2008 at 5:02 AM
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    Burns

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    How much did yout rim off, this is a mod I need to do at some point.
     
  3. May 9, 2008 at 12:02 PM
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    ERdept

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    I measured 5 inches up and did it with some snips.

    DId it all while they was screwed to the car. Used my first chop as my template for the succedding cuts. Smoothed all with 2oo grit paper. Looks better, works better, no doubt, one of the best easy mods I did.

    Now I go up and down curbs with ablomb. No scraping sound

    Now the more expensive mods, like shell, and lift and tires and wheels will just need someone to fork up the dough to me, your local life saver.

    Listen: All girls welcome to have a date with me once a donated item is recieved. I'll cook or talke you to your favorite place.
     
  4. May 9, 2008 at 12:14 PM
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    Buffalofan

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    Why would you trim you mudflaps????? Why would they encourage you to do that?
     
  5. May 9, 2008 at 12:33 PM
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    the stock 2nd gen mud flaps almost touch the ground up front. there is about 3 inches of clearance. they are also hard plastic, so they often get ripped off on the first off-road trip and are expensive to replace. they are way too long to be used in even the lightest terrain
     
  6. May 9, 2008 at 12:37 PM
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    Buffalofan

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    I did not know that, those are some big mudflaps..:eek:
     
  7. May 9, 2008 at 12:43 PM
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    mjp2

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    Hell yeah they are. Two of mine removed themselves in a parking lot 2 winters ago.
     
  8. May 9, 2008 at 12:48 PM
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    lsocoee

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    What were you doing pushing your truck around in a parking lot?
     
  9. May 9, 2008 at 1:00 PM
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    Filters won't let me negative rep you yet. You got lucky this time! :devil:
     
  10. May 9, 2008 at 1:27 PM
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    Khaos

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    I just took mine off. Looks 10000% better.

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  11. May 9, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    Clelsdah

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    I too cut about 5" off my flaps after slamming one dropping off a small curb. It sounded like the fender was going to be ripped off.
    Too do this I took them off and clamped them together (lined up tire side together) to work bench with portion to be cut off hanging off and cut them using a roto-zip cutter. With a steady hand this can be done free hand or you can draw a line. I cleaned up the cut edges with sandpaper and reinstalled all in less than 30 mins.
     
  12. May 9, 2008 at 4:50 PM
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    Damn right it does! :thumbsup:
     
  13. May 10, 2008 at 2:43 AM
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    Mine are off as well but the paint is getting beat up. Wish I could find a decent looking set.

     
  14. May 10, 2008 at 9:31 AM
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    This is about where I am now. I have a couple of small chips on the pass side door that I suspect are rocks that got kicked up. This has obviously gotten worse over the last couple months since I got my A/T tires. I think I'm going to trim mine and go with that.
     
  15. May 11, 2008 at 11:28 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Ive got a set if someone's interested. I was gonna post them in the for sale thread but never got there yet. They're off a 4x4 though, so the rears say 4x4 on em- sorry prerunner guys. PM me with an offer for the full set if anyone's interested.:)
     
  16. May 11, 2008 at 11:36 PM
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    RememberMorrison

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    So yhall cut off 5"s correct? A total of 5"s on each one. Measuring from the bottom.
     
  17. May 12, 2008 at 10:42 AM
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    looks good until the bottom of your doors are covered in nicks from gravel and road debris
     
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