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Question on Mud Flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' 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 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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    Chris24

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    trim a few inches off the fronts :)
     
  2. Mar 27, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    taco terror

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    No no no, you guys are all wrong.

    Buy a first gen, they come with flexible mudflaps.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    I don't like how far down the front mudflaps hang down so I used to just have my rear mudflaps on, but decided to trim all 4 about 4 inches or so and install the fronts as well. I offroad moderately and consider it a decent compromise plus I like the way it looks. I run 265/75R16 BFG AT's with 4.5 backspacing and have no rubbing issues with them. If I were to go up to a 285 I'd probably have to remove the fronts. This setup works fine for me. Just like others have said, it all depends mostly on how you plan to use your truck.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2013 at 4:13 AM
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    I vote on but you wouldn't have a problem selling them. I know the drivers behind you would appreciate them on along with some law enforcement.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2013 at 4:20 AM
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  6. Mar 28, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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    steeds

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    or it everyone is worried about flexibility and paint damage etc..look at this website.
    as i said had them on my subaru and were amazing.never crack. can use them for city driving or off roading cause thy will just bend effortlessly if theres a rock or ground there.

    http://rallyarmor.com
     
  7. Mar 28, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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    remove the front keep the rears
     
  8. Mar 28, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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    yea man you can get different colours if thats your thing also...just to match up the truck colours. or have flaps that stand out and get bright colours.

    but where my 2011 sti was low to the ground..in the alberta (canada) weather i didn't want it to be cold as fuck out and hit a speed bump or hole or what ever and bust mud flaps...so came across this company and was amazing. 280.00 for a set of 4 flaps and about 20-30 min to slap them on. done deal.
    (if you have a hoist then it'll be alot faster)
     
  9. Mar 28, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    i have my rear one's on
     
  10. Mar 28, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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    My rear ones are on. Only removed the fronts because my tires rubbed.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    haha yea they aren't cheap but they are def worth it if not wanting stock products
    or on ebay.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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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.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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    Mud flaps are so cool, Nissan puts them front of the wheels, too. :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Mar 29, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    It's nothing compared to what can happen to your paint without mudflaps (or ones that are too short):

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Mar 29, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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    5" off the front, 4" off the back, and just a tad off the finger tip doing it
     
  16. Mar 29, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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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
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. Mar 30, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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    if that was the case i'd just make my own mud flaps out of that material..or something similar. but which ever is easier for the guy. just thought of the rally armor flaps but those would do just as good too...well maybe some extra cutting cause they are too square.and bulky
     
  19. Mar 30, 2013 at 1:27 AM
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    Trim the front ones 3-4" and call it good.

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