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Removing mud flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tacoma guy, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Oct 20, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    tacoma guy

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    Ok guys has anyone removed their mud flaps? Thinking of removing the front ones. My question is, how do you remove the three black plastic buttons with out braking them? Or dos it matter?:confused:
     
  2. Oct 20, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    jtav2002

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    I removed my fronts a couple years ago when I got my Duratracs since they rubbed on them in turning. I forget how they come out though but I remember it being easy and I didn't break anything.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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  4. Oct 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    this. but you still may brake them. and their is 2 or 3 small bolts i think...
     
  5. Oct 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    2 screws plus on the pins pry up the center part first then pry out the whole thing. If it is cold out you will probably break them.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    ppham444

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    Are you sure you want to remove them? Your rocker panels will get pummeled with rocks from driving without the protection of the mudflaps.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    If he's not offroading it shouldn't be a problem .
     
  8. Oct 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    My rockers have taken a little beating without them just from being on an occasional stone road. Nothing terrible, but I've touched up quite a few spots. I didn't have much of a choice with the tires I wanted. I would have just kept them on if I was keeping stock tires on.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    As soon as I found out you can get $150 for a set of flaps both sets were gone ! Can't run them on my off road truck and my other is a silver work truck so you can't see any nicks . They just break or flap in the wind anyways .
     
  10. Oct 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    Yeah that is what I was afraid of. That is why I did'nt wont to brake them. Just incase I deside to reinstall them.:)
     
  11. Oct 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    Thanks guys for everyones adfice. Just need to deside if I really wont to remove them.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    I removed all of mine. Just a tip..twist the screw driver back and forth to slowly pry it out..I did all of my flaps successful without breaking a single clip. :)
     
  13. Oct 20, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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    Doesn't the flap cover the drain at the back of the fender? I just cut mine short and so far I haven't broken them. They still provide some protection.

    front closeup.jpg
     
  14. Oct 20, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    fixer5000 the logical one

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    just trim them
     
  15. Oct 20, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    You can what now??? :eek:

    .
     
  16. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    Exactly.
     
  17. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    I keep hoping someone will have a spare driver side front flap they want to let go of for little to nothing... No dice yet, unless someone in this thread wants to give one up...:p
     
  18. Oct 20, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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    i might :)
     
  19. Oct 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    I think he meant if you take the mudflaps off other Tacomas, you can sell them for $150 for a side-job.
     
  20. Oct 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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    I do.
     
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