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New Firestone AT's and After market mudflaps installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dougmays, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Feb 17, 2009 at 6:49 AM
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    dougmays

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    I'm about 3 weeks late but better late then never. I got new Firestone Destination AT's (255/70/16) and a pair of after market mudflaps from JC Whitney. These are much shorter then the stock taco flaps so i will have less ground rub!

    The mudflap victory was short lived because pep boys doesn't carry Toyota "push pins" that came on the original mud flaps and the GMC/Universal pins i got didn't go deep enough and lock into position tight enough. So i took them off and i guess I'll have to goto toyota and get the ones that they used. Why couldn't Toyota just use screws:mad:

    but here are some pictures, sorry for the craapy cell phone quality pics.

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  2. Feb 17, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    Good looking truck with the new tires!
     
  3. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    Do those flaps already lineup with the holes or are they generic fit ones that you had to drill to make the holes work?
     
  4. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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    looks great.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    had to drill them out. took some time to figure out the best way but what i ended up doing was using a few sewing needles because they stabbed into the plastic easily, and lined them up with the holes in the truck. Then drilled them out after i marked the holes.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Aren't they great tires? I love mine, had them on for about a year.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    yea so far so good! haven't had a chance to take them offroad yet but looking to. a little more rubbing then my 245/65's since they are a tad bigger but hopefully one day i'll be rich enough for a lift.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    weihenstephaner

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    You have rubbing with 255/70/16?
     
  9. Feb 17, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    ^Good question because I have no rubbing with my larger tires.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    i had rubbing from time to time with my stock dunlops (245/65). you guys dont? it comes at random time. when i got these put on i asked about rubbing and the mech. looked at my stock's and said that it wouldn't be any different but that my 245's rubbed the steering column i think is what he said.

    should i get this looked at?
     
  11. Feb 17, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    weihenstephaner

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    I have no rubbing from my stock 265/70/16 rugged trails. I have never heard of anyone with rubbing with stock tires. Although that doesn't mean it never happens, conventional wisdom is that you can get away with an up-size to 265/75/16 with no rubbing.
     
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