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Mudflaps on or off?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jdkeller, Feb 2, 2009.

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Mudflaps?

  1. Mudflaps off all the time

    45.7%
  2. Mudflaps on all the time

    44.8%
  3. Mudflaps off for offroading and on for street

    7.6%
  4. Mudflaps on for offroading and off for street

    3.8%
  1. Feb 2, 2009 at 3:53 PM
    #1
    jdkeller

    jdkeller [OP] How many words can be fit in this s

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    So i noticed my mudflaps scrape a lot when i go offroading. But they kinda look good being there. So what do you all think? ^
     
  2. Feb 2, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    Simon2150

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    You could look into buying some aftermarket shorter mudflaps
     
  3. Feb 2, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    i like the look of them off, but if you would lke to keep some sort of flap for protecton purposes you could just trim yours down some
     
  4. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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  5. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller [OP] How many words can be fit in this s

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  6. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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    Liquidity

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    I took my fronts off because of the scraping on small things. I left the rears on. Might get some aftermarket rears, we will see
     
  7. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    As a general rule-of-thumb I throw mudflaps away like spoiled fish, but since this Taco is brand spankin' new I'm leaving them on until they break off to save my paintjob. The front ones scrape on everything... they'll definitely break off first. Plus they don't look half bad.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2009 at 10:25 PM
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    weihenstephaner

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    Keep them on and they'll wear a line in your paint. I took mine off after a hundred miles or so and it was already starting to wear through the clearcoat.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2009 at 10:50 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    No shat? So the flaps tend to concentrate all the debris to one spot on the body whereas without them it gets spread around more? Interesting... I'll have to take a closer look at my clearcoat. Thanks.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    Remove fronts. Keep rears.... :thumbsup:
     
  11. Feb 3, 2009 at 5:48 AM
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    betz.steven

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    Thats my plan as well. but i still am going to trim the rears slightly
     
  12. Feb 3, 2009 at 5:49 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    ^^
    That's what she said... :laugh:
     
  13. Feb 3, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    crazieN8

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    i personally keep mine off. My tires are too wide for the flaps to even do anything protection wise, and when their off, the truck kinda looks a little higher
     
  14. Feb 3, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    weihenstephaner

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    Nope, they flex while you drive. Clean or not, the movement rubs through the finish. No real harm since it's rubbing on a plastic fender flare, but it does happen.
     
  15. Feb 3, 2009 at 11:06 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Trim the fronts a few inches, keep the rears on. thats my vote
     
  16. Feb 3, 2009 at 11:09 PM
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    derekabraham

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  17. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:38 AM
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    Burns

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    I trimmed my front mud flaps about 4-1/2 inches and left the rears alone.
     
  18. Feb 6, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    CAdiveTaco

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    Do you have any shots of the trimmed front mud flaps?
    Thanks
     
  19. Feb 6, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    Tortuga

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    I guess I haven't paid much attention to them until today. Found out that I only have one front flap. I guess my Taco is rejecting them.
     
  20. Feb 6, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    Justin626

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    I originally took them off a few months after getting my truck because I was tired of landing on the fronts when going off of curbs. After I put on my lift and winter hit, all the gravel they lay down on the ice and snow was beating the shit out of my paint job. So now they are back on. I personally like the look when they are off, but not enough to f-up my paint job.
     
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