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Removing Mud Flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by frankbrah562, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    frankbrah562

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    Will removing my flaps increase the chances of more dings on the paint? My truck is black sand pearl so you see every little blemish on it, and i just hate how those flaps look!!:mad:
     
  2. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Yes. That is what mud flaps are for.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    And send the front ones to me...............
     
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    yup, i have bsp. took my flaps off and got tired of the sound of rocks pinging off the paint. put them back on now. still have to touch up the paint chips, thanks for the reminder :)
     
  5. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    Sheeeshh.. yeahh that doesnt sound too good! i think if anything ill trim them up a bit. thanks!
     
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    i removed 2 inches off the front flaps and have had no problems
     
  7. Jul 17, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    removed mine and have had no issues although i kept my tires at 265's
     
  8. Jul 17, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    Fightnfire

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    Removing the mud flaps alone doesn't cause a ton more rock chips.

    Removing the mud flaps, installing wide tires that stick out past the fenders, driving off road, breaking the tires loose while off road ... that's what causes more rock chips.

    If the truck sees little off road time it shouldn't be a problem.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    i dont offroad, have 255/75/17 revo2s. still get rock chips
     
  10. Jul 17, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    I took mine off 3 + years ago after breaking them on rocks. My trucks has a ton of chips in both the paint and plastic. If you are worried about damage, don't do it. I am at the point I don't care. I just don't want MAJOR damage. Dings, scratches, and dents have all been having fun.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    I've got 285's that stick out well past the edges of my truck, and removed the mud flaps. I do hear rocks hitting the truck pretty often, but I keep checking and as of yet there haven't been any actual chips in my paint at all. Everytime I wash it, it looks brand new again. I've used my truck pretty hard (for a prerunner) and it always comes out looking fine after a good wash. I wouldn't worry too much about the paint man, it will look fine.
     
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