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Question on Mud Flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoVerde742, Mar 27, 2013.

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Mud Flaps or no Mud Flaps

Poll closed Apr 26, 2013.
  1. Yeah, keep them on

    49 vote(s)
    39.5%
  2. No way, remove those suckers

    38 vote(s)
    30.6%
  3. It depends

    37 vote(s)
    29.8%
  1. Mar 28, 2013 at 4:20 AM
    #21
    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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  2. Mar 28, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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    Corndawg

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    remove the front keep the rears
     
  3. Mar 28, 2013 at 10:13 AM
    #23
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    i have my rear one's on
     
  4. Mar 28, 2013 at 10:49 AM
    #24
    jtav2002

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    My rear ones are on. Only removed the fronts because my tires rubbed.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2013 at 11:28 AM
    #25
    Fluffymonkey

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    I agree with leaving them on but trimming. I took some utility shears to mine and cut them almost in half and then sanded the rough edges. Still looks stock, just shorter.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM
    #26
    KenLyns

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    Mud flaps are so cool, Nissan puts them front of the wheels, too. :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mar 29, 2013 at 5:02 PM
    #27
    KenLyns

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    It's nothing compared to what can happen to your paint without mudflaps (or ones that are too short):

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Mar 29, 2013 at 5:06 PM
    #28
    fenway.park27

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    5" off the front, 4" off the back, and just a tad off the finger tip doing it
     
  9. Mar 29, 2013 at 5:27 PM
    #29
    Jaime

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    There is a much cheaper option:
    http://www.rokblokz.com/store/#!/~/category/id=3728651&offset=0&sort=normal

    My mini-review:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/7495-mud-flaps-27.html#post6647418
     
  10. Mar 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    If you're not off-roading at all leave them on. If you do a little, trim them a few inches. If you decide to go off all the time, take the off. Like several others have already said, they protect more on than off under normal conditions.

    As always, just my 2 cents.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2013 at 1:27 AM
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    Trim the front ones 3-4" and call it good.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Apr 1, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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    monkeyface

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    ^^^ What Jaime said and did. The RokBlokz flaps are flexible and come with the proper mounting hardware. You can get some flexible universals like Plasticolor or Rally Armor, but then you have to fool around drilling them, making some spacers for behind the flaps, etc.

    RokBlokz come with all the mounting hardware for $120 for a set of four, easy to install with an offset screwdriver.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    Satoshi, debadged, rear view mirror bracket, tail gate hose clamps, trimmed mud flaps.
    Trim...

    [​IMG]

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    [​IMG]
     
  14. Apr 3, 2013 at 10:31 AM
    #34
    gnstalodz

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    Leave them on. Last thing I need biking is rocks flying towards me b/c someone thinks their truck looks cooler w.o them. Keep them on so it looks more like a truck, and its the right thing to do.
     
  15. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    Why is there a law for flaps on trucks, but not SUV's?
     
  16. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    Mapcinq

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    This.. Cyclists are DB's. You cant be a pedestrian and a motorist, make a fucking choice-- you dont get the best of both worlds.

    About the mud flaps.. I took the fronts off and left the backs on. I lost my front right one the first weekend I had my truck, on an ATV trail.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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    gnstalodz

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    biking I've dodged rocks the size of quarters flaying at me at 70mph, while I'm going 70mph.

    IMAG0480.jpg
     
  18. Apr 3, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    ndcmack

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    Not enough
    I left my rears on until my tires/flex ripped one off...so I voted leave them until they decide to leave you
     
  19. Apr 12, 2013 at 4:23 AM
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    OldGeezer42

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    Trim,Trim, I have mine due to the fact I run a lot of gravel roads and want to leave paint on steps and rocker panels,but a nice trimming will make them look better and they won't flap in the wind.
     
  20. Apr 12, 2013 at 5:28 AM
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    Valsmere

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    Mine came off, I liked the look with out them. All the other pickups I have owned never had mud flaps.
     
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