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Taking off mud flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jackrules, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    jackrules

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    alright guys, to take off my mud flaps, do i just undo the screws and pop those other circular things off with a screw driver?

    and if I do take em off, and i do light off roading am i going to notice any major damage, or what?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    Detective_Dan

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    yes, all you do is unscrew the bolts and pop the plastic clips with a screwdriver. easy as hell. ive had mine off for a year now and drive on gravel and dirt roads all the time and still no paint chips or damage
     
  3. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    Push the center of the circular things in and then pop 'em out.

    Maybe a few little rock chips here and there but nothing too terrible.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    so taking them off doesn't add to rock chips, cause i was thinking of taking mine off,but didn't want anymore chips them i have already
     
  5. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    If you take off the mudflaps and go offroading you are gonna get some chips, but nothing that is horrible looking. I have had mine off for two years and I definitely have a descent amount of chips in the paint. Mostly on the rear fenders. You are gonna notice the chips a lot more on darker colored trucks then say for instance a white truck. I think in another 6 years, my trucks paint near the rear wheels is gonna look horrible, but oh well
     
  6. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    just do it! flaps = looks terrible
     
  7. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    i think I'll take the fronts off for now,i don't mind the back ones
     
  8. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    travelingman

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    I trimmed mine.They are there for a reason-like stoppin'shit from slappin' up the side of your truck.I never realized that they affected the looks of the truck since I've always put them on anything I've had that didn't have them.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    Remove front, keep rear :thumbsup:
     
  10. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    well guys, i didn't even wait for replys on this thread

    i already took em off, it was a sinch

    pix tomoro


    i took all 4 off, but didnt break anything, maybe ill put em back on when i go on offroading trips, and keep em off for city driving
     
  11. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    It'll probably do more damage keeping them on, and having them torn off on anything bigger than a speed bump. Just take em off... it'll look better anyways.
     
  12. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    jackrules

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    i figure that it makes the truck look so much better having them off that small rock chips wont be able to offset that

    plus they were rubbing a lot while i was offroading
     
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