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the stock mudflaps suck!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by -TRDMAN-, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:42 AM
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    Okay this really bugs me!!! Does anybody agree that the stock mud flaps suck on 2nd gen. Tacomas??? I ripped two of mine off already... They are so long they get caught on everything... I don't want to not have any flaps at all and aftermarket ones look horrible!! Any solutoins?????? Thanks!!!:d
     
  2. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:43 AM
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    I was just looking at mine 20 mins ago........ seeing how to take them off!!

    YES THEY DO SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    They actually have to be CUT off?
     
  4. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:47 AM
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    no you cut them a couple of inches higher
     
  5. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:47 AM
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    I took mine off after my first time driving over a parking lot wheel stop..
     
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    IMO the truck looks much better with them completely removed..
     
  7. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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    you just cut some off the bottom to give yourself some clearance. I removed my front ones but now I throw rocks at the truck and now have a few rock chips.
     
  8. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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    i like the protectoin from flying rocks i drive on back roads alot...
     
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    Oh.. yah i dont get too much of that on the Cali freeways..lol

    I also took them off because the first time i got stuck in the sand, the exhaust pipe melted the rear flap.. lol
     
  10. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:53 AM
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    haha yeah... Trust me if i could they would be off!!! But if i did i would no longer have a white truck with all the chips... Lol
     
  11. Oct 23, 2008 at 10:03 AM
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    trim them as i did mine on the 06 i had. worked really well, and it was still functional and looked pretty good too.

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    i cut 5 inches off the fronts(didnt need to do the rears) and smoothed the edges out.
     
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    Exactly. Looks great Tacomaman
     
  13. Oct 23, 2008 at 10:07 AM
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    thanks luke!! i had to do it to the 06 wehn i busted my mudflap on tat rock on the first tacoma meet we had. the 04 i have now has some flexible mud flaps....i like them alot better than the ones that came on the 06 i had.
     
  14. Oct 23, 2008 at 10:10 AM
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    Awsome will but next ? How did you cut them? Thanks bud!!
     
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    yeah, if I would have know I would have kept the flaps off my 02. I remember the picks from the meet you posted.
     
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    well, with mine, i marked them with a sharpie, then cut them with an airsaw. but they cut fairly easy, so i think a pair of tin snips will work too pretty well. then just take a pocket knife or razor knife and take the rough edges off.
     
  17. Oct 23, 2008 at 10:21 AM
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    Cool i will be doing this for shore when i get time thanks!!!!!
     
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    no prob man.
     
  19. Oct 23, 2008 at 10:53 AM
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    Ok then does anyone have some front flaps they want to give/sell me since I hate rock chips and the road tar that inevitably ends up on the rocker
     
  20. Oct 23, 2008 at 10:55 AM
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    just a heads up....if no one on this thread has any mudflaps to part with, keep an eye out on the buy/sale/trade thread...they come up on there periodically. i have seen them on ebay for pretty cheap at times too.:)
     
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