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mudflaps - fix?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by netmagi, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Aug 31, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    netmagi

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    I know it's been discussed that the mudflaps on the 05+ taco are L-O-N-G in the front, but my driver-side flap scrapes getting out of my driveway! If I think of it, I'll take a vid and put it up.

    It drives me NUTS that I can't get in and out of my own driveway with my 09 Toyota Tacoma (TRD Off Road Model even!) that's marketed as an off-road animal, but my Corolla clears just fine, as did the Celica I owned years ago.

    CMON TOYOTA!

    Anyway, bitching aside, I'd like to hear from people that have either gone aftermarket for the mud flaps, cut their stock ones, or some other fix and how satisfied you are. Pics would be great too if you have them.

    -Rich
     
  2. Aug 31, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    TacomaDoug

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    Pyrite - Cut mud flaps, AVS deflector, WeatherTech floor liners. Silver Streak - Running boards for wife, AVS deflector, Kenwood DNX6140.
    I trimmed about 4" off of the front flaps and 3" off of the rear flaps. Looks much better IMO. Don't have any pics though.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    STLTaco09

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    Just trim'em. I havent been able to check mine out on the highway with someone else driving since I trimmed them to see if they still look like sails or not (bending backwards because of the wind). But I probably cut 3" off of my fronts, left the backs alone. I have about 2" of lift all around too.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Just take them off. :cool:
     
  5. Aug 31, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    EricS76

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    Trim them. You can do it with a sharp utility knife. It's not hard.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    thestrangebrew

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    Ditto. The flaps on my '08 drove me nuts to look at and I fig'd they'd snap at the first sight of a dirt road.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    Reznor88

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    I trimmed 3" off the front and 2" off the rear. A pair of tin snips and some sand paper will do the trick.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    PSJ

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    Take them off. They sell in good condition on e-bay for 150-200 a set. Spend this money on something useful. :cool:
     
  9. Aug 31, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    fletch aka

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    X1, de-flaped
     
  10. Aug 31, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    MGRS

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    What is this, amateur hour? Clearly the only solution is to raise the truck:D


    Might do this. How well does the 3M tape work? With the amount of gravel roads I drive, my truck would get chewed up sans mudflaps.
     
  11. Aug 31, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    Dudflaps all right,they drag on my driveway! It's bumpy but doesnt require 4wd. 3" fr/1"rr is looking like a good starting point for me.
     
  12. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Exactly. And then sell the set on Ebay for $150 like I did.
     
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