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Rear wheel well plastic installed incorrect at the factory?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Garrett75x, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. Jul 2, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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    Garrett75x

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    Was washing my wheels yesterday and decided to hit the wheel well plastic with some 303 and noticed how flimsy they were. Looked at the bolts and it appears they are not holding it on just the plastic clip is, anyone else have this? I want to pull the clip without breaking it off
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    If you notice they are sitting under the plastic not on top securing it, driver and passenger side are like this
     
  2. Jul 2, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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    erok81

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    That's how mine were. Those two bolts are for something else. Not the liner.
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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    Khakiman

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    Same here
     
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  4. Jul 2, 2017 at 12:44 PM
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    Garrett75x

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    Thanks guys
     
  5. Jul 2, 2017 at 12:52 PM
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    c4lvinnn

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    Think it might be for mud flaps but I dont have mud flaps so I cant confirm nor deny.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2017 at 1:21 PM
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    RichVT

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    The unsupported inside edge of mine started curling to the point where they hit the tires. I drilled a small hole and used a zip tie to pull them back into position.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2017 at 6:21 PM
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    tibadoe

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    Those two bolt/screws are for the inner brace for the bed panel. They are installed correct. The empty looking clip looks like its for a mud flap.
     
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  8. Jul 2, 2017 at 10:29 PM
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    Dacon

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    Replaced all of mine with longer screws and wide washers to catch the liner also. Solid now.
     

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