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With or without mud flaps?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Glocktex, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Jan 15, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    Glocktex

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    I have lost another mud flap on my 05 double cab. I'll be damned id I'm gonna pay close to $100 for a single flap. What are your thoughts on going without flaps. I mainly do street and highway driving. I will very occasionally drive on gravel roads. I don't do any off-roading.

    All thoughts are appreciated.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    Drew01taco

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    Take those suckers off! :D
     
  3. Jan 15, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    Ghost96Romeo

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    Mine kept breaking so I pulled them off too. You probably will have some spots where the mudflaps rubbed the paint off the fenders too.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    harshest

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    Both of my front ones broke and I just took the back one off instead of buying new ones. Not worth the money and plus you can throw some killer rooster tails.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    MyToyTaco

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    Took mine off also. havent noticed any damage to the paint from rocks flyin up..
     
  6. Jan 15, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    MacTaco

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    Take them off.

    It gives your truck a better stance as well.
    Makes it look higher.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    Roland

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    PLEASE put the flap back on for the sake of anyone driving behind you.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    JimmyCrackCorn

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    loose em dude!
     
  9. Jan 15, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    Walt Corbin

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    After reading this thread I am going to lose my rear ones. Didn't say which ones you need but you can have mine.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    tjgraner09

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    take them off man looks better without them
     
  11. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    Glocktex

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    I kind of thought that that would be the consensus. It is the rear left flap I need. Walt, if you're interested in taking yours off perhaps we can woek something out?
     
  12. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    MyToyTaco

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    I do everything I can to keep these crazy ass cali drivers from riding my ASS. That includes driving around with 500 lbs of mud on my truck :)
     
  13. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    Walt Corbin

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    As long as there is no existing damage to the paint from them rubbing, as Ghost96Romeo suggested, them suckers are coming off. If you want, PM me and we can work it out. As long as it doesn't cost me anything to get them to you there yours.

    They also have 4x4 on them. If that matters.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    In AZ, you're required to have rear mudflaps on (there's even a max distance they can be above the ground).
     
  15. Jan 15, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    You are required to have them in CA also, but only if your truck is a certain height or if your wheels stick out further than your wheel wells (im unsure of the exact info)
     
  16. Jan 15, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    Ghost96Romeo

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    Your guys state blows.....They require mudflaps?:eek:
     
  17. Jan 15, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    SoCalTacomaGuy

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    Anyone know where I could get some Yosemite Same mudflaps for an 08 Tacoma?
     
  18. Jan 15, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    Glocktex

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    Thanks Walt. I will IM you. Are the flaps easy to take off? Do you have to remove the tires? I am assuming that one puts the plugs, screws back in when done removing them right?
     
  19. Jan 15, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    pep boys or autozone probably..or google it. I just did and quite a few sites came up
     
  20. Jan 15, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    This thread has come up before. There have been a few suggestions as well.. one I'm planning to do the next one I break. That suggestion is to remove them and then Line-X the rockers to protect them. Someone has a pic round here somewhere where that was done and it looks pretty cool.
     
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