I know this is old...but Im looking at these as Im growing tired of the monsters that come on the tacoma. Being in the midwest (snow, sand, etc.) Im afraid to just remove them...even though I prefer that look!
The #7 flaps fit OK but don't try to get them on straight by yourself. I bought 2 sets of aluminum dowels centres from Crappy Tire and and used 3 dowel centres that fit the holes to mark the hole centre locations for the new flaps. Get a helper to stand behind the truck and when the flaps look straight, push the rubber into the dowel points. The fastener I used is carried by Spaenaur in Kitchener. PN # 086-621. Pkg of 25.
Description: Panel Retainer, Seat Back, 5/8" OD X 1 11/32" O/A LGTH X 5/16" HOLE NYLON
I have seen those mud flaps in Pep boys, they look cheap and funky to me. I wouldn't put them on my truck. They wrap around the fender and might not look to bad on a black truck, but anything else they will be standing out big time. I didn't want to spend $160. for a set of fronts after they broke so I got a set of Highland mud flaps, $20. and traced the hole pattern off the truck and then drilled the Highlands, they are 12'X18" and I like the way they look and work and the cost was great!
06 Tacoma Pre Runner SR5, LSD, double cab, long bed, towing pkg, Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller, Black Sand Pearl, custom grille. TSB Suspension, Helwig AAL, Front 5100 Bilsteins, BFG 265/75/TA KO's.
I thought I would try a set of Pro Fits on the front and see how they look and how much trouble it would be. The pictures pretty much speak for themselves but a couple of points:
- These are a very soft rubber material. I like them and I think they will last longer than the plastic Toyota ones.
- A heat gun can melt the rubber while you form the bolt mating mold. Be careful
- I used a level clamped to the flap to help get the level close. Worked well.
- Factory Toyota clips were the best that I could find. The auro supply stores stock were too short in the length in my opinion. DO NOT use the Pro Fit screws. Stay Toyota factory screws and clips.
Thoughts. I may ditch these and buy some heavy duty Diamond Mat and custom form a pair for the front and rear. Heck of a lot less expensive than Toyota.
So I got tired of waiting for WeatherTech to come out with a set that would fit the Tacoma so I went for the PowerFlow Pro-Fits, model 6416. They are a little shorter than the 6417's, but I don't have to worry about them bottoming out going down curbs. They were super easy to install, I removed the factory ones, lined them up with the new ones, marked the holes/drilled the holes, and reused the Toyota plastic clips to hold them on. They look good and were level by using the steps above.
I think they look OK no matter what colour your truck is and they fit which is a bonus.
They are inexpensive and more durable than OEM and the truck looks better without the 4X4 logo on dumbo sized mudflaps.
Might as well keep the stock flaps in the garage before they break. They're more valuable.
I never did come up with a solution after installing the Bushwacker flares. This is a very old thread. Truthfully, the only damage I'm seeing by not running mudflaps is to my steps and to the chrome rear bumper corners.
Chrome bumpers are not that expensive. So no worries
I picked up a Hadley truck air horn at Princess Auto this weekend. Dual chrome trumpet and overall length is 15 1/4". Used a compressor to blow some air through it. Man is it loud.
The number cast inside is H16503. Anyone know anything about Hadley horns?
I ordered a Viair 350C compressor to power the horn and now I'm looking at air tanks so I can run some air powered tools and not look like a complete a$$wipe while honking my annoyingly loud horn.
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