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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. Apr 12, 2013 at 12:15 PM
    #41
    gnstalodz

    gnstalodz Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the rocks and cracked windshields.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    I trimmed 4" off the front & 1" off the rear because they were dragging off road when stock.
    Now with 33" tires & 3" lift I wish I hadn't trimmed them.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Apr 12, 2013 at 12:26 PM
    #43
    rtn1911

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    I trimmed the front to be the same distance from the ground as the rears. Look better, and they haven't been ripped off yet.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2013 at 6:13 PM
    #44
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    After reading this thread, I walked out to the garage with a straight edge, a marker and some tin snips. 10 minutes later, my front flaps were 4 inches shorter.

    Looks so much better.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2013 at 6:20 PM
    #45
    KenLyns

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    Interesting how well the mud spray pattern matches the expected dimensions:

    [​IMG]

    I'm surprised you don't rub with 33" tires, though.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2013 at 6:28 PM
    #46
    OZ-T

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  7. Apr 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM
    #47
    4Wheelin4Banger

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    With 4.5" BS. Better for looks & stability, worse for mud spray.
    If I hadn't trimmed 4" off the front it might not have hit the doors.
     
  8. Apr 17, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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    B DIRT

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    Originally Posted by 4Wheelin4Banger[​IMG]
    I trimmed 4" off the front & 1" off the rear because they were dragging off road when stock.
    Now with 33" tires & 3" lift I wish I hadn't trimmed them.


    You haven't had any new mods lately, and I have a set with 5 miles on them if you need them...:D
     
  9. Apr 17, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    BUZZCUT

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    I purchased a set from rockblox on Ebay when I broke the drivers side washing it. I like them much better than the stock set.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2013 at 4:51 PM
    #50
    Jetman1979

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    My tires are always full of gravel. So being the nice guy that I am and having a windshield busted a few times in my life I will just leave them on so the guy in back of me on the freeway does not get hit by my rocks coming out of my tires. Thats how I roll.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    I have done some mods since those pics, Just haven't had the time to go wheeling. I've added sliders & a full set of skids but they didn't make my flaps any longer.
    If you're offering them to me for free I'll take them. If I spend money on mud flaps I'll get better ones than the stock ones.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Apr 21, 2013 at 8:45 PM
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    NCTaco09

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    took the front off cause they rubbed every-time i went off road. left the rears on.
     
  13. Jul 27, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    toyohtadude

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    I checked the fronts today.... they are coming off. Seems they both split at the edge where it mates with the body... I'll get some pics of them tomorrow. I'll have to find something better I guess.
     
  14. Jul 28, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    toyohtadude

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    Took them off and here is where they both are cracked. NFG....

    Mudflaps 002.jpg
    Mudflaps 003.jpg
    Mudflaps 004.jpg
    Mudflaps 005.jpg
     
  15. Jul 28, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    igomoto

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    I removed mine and noticed a line cut directly through the paint to the body on my rear flaps- either done by off roading/vibration with dirt between the flap and flare would be my guess
     
  16. Jul 29, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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    toyohtadude

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