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roAd trip and mud flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blatant, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Oct 21, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    blatant

    blatant [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I currently run with them off but if i'm about to put 5000 miles on the truck, through out the north east, canada etc during this time of year, do you think it matters weather or not I have on the mud flaps.

    Would having the flaps be a good idea for blow back, salt, lots of rain etc or do you think just leaving them off is fine as well? Just trying to think ahead.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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  3. Oct 21, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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    blatant

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    that may not be true if i'm an out of state tag and my state doesn't require them...but i could be wrong, either way. Not too concerned with legality, not that high nor am i running fatties.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    The mud flaps will help protect the truck, that's what they were put on for in the first place. I left mine on because they stop rocks, sand, etc from being kicked into the side of the truck to an extent (I have no reason to remove them, I don't off road). I think if you have steps, sliders or bars they're more effective than the mud flaps. Your truck will get covered with salt regardless just due to following people in traffic and the massive amounts they put on the roads up here.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    leave em off. your truck will be covered in salt anyway. Just go through a car wash to get it off every few days.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    I'd worry more about stone chips and sand blasting the quarters. Cheap insurance.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    cutting them and stubbing them up isn't a bad idea? Any write ups on it. Not like it's hard but there's always the details? Did you just use the snips and a dremmel? Any pics from afar? Thanks good call.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    There have been a few write-ups on this but its very simple. You can use snips or a dremel with a cutting bit. I would make a cardboard or craftpaper 'stencil' so you get both sides the same. After that, all it takes is a steady hand. Remember, you can always cut more off, you can't put it back on so keep that in mind when you're trimming.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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