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Removing mud flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PinkTaco24, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Nov 30, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    PinkTaco24

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    I have a 06 taco. The front mud flaps basically fell apart, so I ripped them off. Do I have to remove the actual tire in order to take the whole component off, or can I do it by turning the wheel? What all is involved w/ removing the remaining flap (bolts, screws, etc)?
     
  2. Nov 30, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    subbed, I for some reason cannot remove the stupid push clips, hoping for someone to chime in.
     
  3. Nov 30, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    if i remember correctly you push in the center piece with a little screwdriver and the pry it out using a wider screwdriver
     
  4. Nov 30, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    nice..

    i could just imagine the OP going WTF..he said "push" it in lol
     
  5. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Will try it out this weekend and see how well (or not) it goes.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    Also if you use a small ratchet and a 10mm socket you don't need to turn the wheels. The push pin should have an indentation near the center use a small flathead screw driver to pry the center out
     
  7. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Ok, I'll try that first.
     
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  9. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    Got them off. Very easy. Used the 10mm socket and a flathead screwdriver to pull the pins out. Thanks for the info!
     
  10. Jan 5, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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    When you took them off did you notice the bottom near the outside it wore the paint off and dug in? Thats f'ed up i'm pissed. Gotta go buy some touch up now
     
  11. Jan 5, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    I took the front ones off my 2012. It was not hard but I broke most of those pins in the process. I have noticed recently that my rear mud flaps are dragging the ground in certain situations. I will probably take them off too. I am starting to wonder if it is worth the trouble and if I really need mud flaps.
     
  12. Jan 5, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    Took mine off for the same reason. My thought on if I need them? No. Looks better now that they're gone anyway.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    yeah, the paint is screwed up. luckily, my taco is dark blue so it't not so notieable.
     
  14. Feb 10, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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    I took my fronts off of my 2012 tonight. I'll probably take my rears off soon, but I am thinking I'll fabricate some of those little flexible plastic ones to throw on the back.
     
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    Took mine off the first week.....got a few nicks in the paint though.....mainly on the bottom rear fenders. [​IMG]
     
  16. Feb 11, 2012 at 1:16 AM
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    I don't remember having any difficulties with this. Paint seemed fine.
     
  17. Feb 11, 2012 at 1:27 AM
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    I went with first gens. They are flexible and cheap. old school 4wd ftw!!
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  18. Feb 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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    Took mine off my 2010 the first week. No problems with mud or paint chipping in 2 years.
     
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