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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. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:13 PM
    #41
    T Fades

    T Fades Well-Known Member

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    Satoshi, debadged, rear view mirror bracket, tail gate hose clamps, trimmed mud flaps.
    Trim...

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  2. Apr 3, 2013 at 10:31 AM
    #42
    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.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    T Fades

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    Satoshi, debadged, rear view mirror bracket, tail gate hose clamps, trimmed mud flaps.
    Why is there a law for flaps on trucks, but not SUV's?
     
  4. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM
    #44
    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.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM
    #45
    gnstalodz

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

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  6. Apr 3, 2013 at 8:36 PM
    #46
    ndcmack

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    some cheap ass parts I ordered while drunk surfing TW that I decided to bolt on my truck
    I left my rears on until my tires/flex ripped one off...so I voted leave them until they decide to leave you
     
  7. Apr 12, 2013 at 4:23 AM
    #47
    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.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2013 at 5:28 AM
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    Valsmere

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    tail gate lock, rear view mirror bracket, hood hinge brackets, and the list grows.
    Mine came off, I liked the look with out them. All the other pickups I have owned never had mud flaps.
     
  9. Apr 12, 2013 at 12:15 PM
    #49
    gnstalodz

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    thanks for the rocks and cracked windshields.
     
  10. 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.
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  11. Apr 12, 2013 at 12:26 PM
    #51
    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.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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    ScudRunner

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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.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2013 at 6:20 PM
    #53
    KenLyns

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

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

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  15. Apr 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    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.
     
  16. Apr 17, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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    B DIRT

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    9 stock cupholders for two people!!!??? Stay thirsty my friends...
    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
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. Apr 17, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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    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.
     
  19. 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.
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  20. 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.
     
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