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WeatherTech MudFlaps?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cfagan14, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Jan 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    A parts guy I talked to said the Weathertecs are NOT flexible, they are pretty much just like the OEM's. They sure don't look flexible.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    If you were referring to me, I said that the Plasticolor flaps I have are very flexible. I've never touched the new WeatherTech flaps, but they don't look to be what I'm after. Probably fine for street use and much more shatter resistant than the POS OEM flaps, though.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    Flip the bracket and notch the flap around the slider
     
  4. Jan 1, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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    Good idea.

    Something like that, with a really long piece of material, is like the truck I saw. They tied the flap back to let it hang with enough coverage, but not drag on the ground. I'll see if I can find a photo.

    Here's one of the trucks. Still looking for a good photo of the front flaps. This shows a different flap configuation.

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    If you can kind of see what I'm talking about in the profile shots.
    http://youtu.be/pQXxnWbJKJk

    You could still rip off the flap by pinching it between the slider and rock while dragging over something, but otherwise, that's a lot of flexible coverage.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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    You could also go with something like rally armor. Used them on every Subaru I had.

    A good blend between rigid and pliable. They did not get brittle in cold weather, and flexed enough to not do any damage at the attachment points if they hit something.

    Rallyarmor.com
     
  6. Jan 1, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    I like the Rally Armor stuff , looks like a great product

    and that pic is a Lorry DD
     
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    I think they'd work well, as the diminsions are right and they look plenty flexy, but USD$128!

    Once I finish swapping bump stops today, I'll finally install the Plasticolors and post something more on them.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    No, it's a monster rally truck! j/k

    Actually, it's an IVECO Dakar Rally truck. Simply amazing vehicles, and probably one of the scarier things in the world of Dakar motorcyclists. They should have crash bars around their tanks to cover their balls. Then again, they probably don't need any protection.
     
  9. Jan 1, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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    Rally and desert running need flaps. Rock crawling does not. Just remove the flaps completely for crawling.
     
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    Well, yeah. :)

    There's not any way around that conflict that I know of. I think people are looking for the best flap solution that provides maximum clearance. I was just pointing out some options and pitfalls.

    Don't you have to help some studded guy lace up for a winter marathon?
     
  11. Jan 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    Quick question for somebody that has installed these.. Do they have a sharp edge like the OEM ones. Got a new truck and dont want my mud flaps to dig into the paint on the fender flare. I have had the husky ones in the past and they have a round edge. I think i like the looks of the weather techs better. I like the squared bottom. Thanks for any help.
     
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    Sounds random, but search NASIOC.com (Subaru forums). There are a bunch of guys making VERY good "knock offs" of the rally armor product. I think they found the same material and are producing them for the forum. No patents on that kind of stuff, so its all legal.
     
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    I visited there a few times in my Subie days. I'm not surprised that someone decided to undercut Rally Armor. It's just sheet material, after all.

    I installed my Plasticolor flaps and I think they're perfect for our trucks. I'll post photos later, but the length & width of the flaps seems right, and they're very flexible at 10° F. I used the OEMs for a template, but that didn't go as well as I'd hoped. It was too crowded in my garage for me to eyeball the fitment, and I stupidly didn't think to use a level, so they aren't perfectly level because I didn't allow for the curve of the OEMs when I transferred the hole pattern. I can fix it later, so I'm not too concerned about it, and they work fine as they are.
     
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    just installed weathertech on the front...they do flex but are stiff

    I yanked on both of them and bent them back and upward and they
    will bend and not rip out, this at 50 deg F I don't dare bend them at 32F:p
     
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    I installed a set of these today on my 08. Very quick and easy. You'll need new nylon fasteners, as the originals break when you take them out. But then again, it was about 35 degrees here in Boston today when I did it. I hunted high and low online for fasteners. Someone here mentioned clipsandfasteners.com. They definitely have the best deal on fasteners. $14 for a box of 15 including shipping

    Someone mentioned that these do not match up exactly to the flares on the visible side. This is true, you can see a line where the OEM flaps were on the flares. I have some touch up paint that ill apply once it warms up here in New England.
     
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    Bump this up. For those of you guys that have them, how do you like em so far? I am thinking about getting a set.
     
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    Had them on for about 2 weeks now. I like them a lot. Perfect fit for the front ones. (I only did the fronts.) Only draw back is the marks on the fender flares from the oem's. Barely noticeable on my 08 with painted flares, but its there. Maybe not be so noticeable on the black unpainted ones. I have 90 k miles though. Shop around for the nylon fasteners. You"ll need them.
     
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    Installed the front Husky flaps a month ago...great construction and super fit, but gotta agree that they are too short. Mud and stone chips (most of my driving is on gravel) along the door sills and bottom of rear fender flares where there never has been with the OEM units. I wish I had seen this before I got them...probably would have gone with factory. I plow with my truck as well and never had a real issue until the passenger side one finally wore out and tore... as far as I'm concerned these are a constant wear/disposable item.
    The pic shows a creative solution...might give it a go.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2014 at 9:16 PM
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    Thanks for posting this. Sub'd for future. Ordered my WeatherTech front flaps today, as my passenger side one broke off this weekend...$42 (incl shipping) beats OEM in my book.
     
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