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Do I need My Rear Mud flaps?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by kennex53, Nov 23, 2022.

  1. Nov 23, 2022 at 1:09 PM
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    kennex53

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    I had to remove my front mud flaps because they were rubbing a fair amount after putting on 285s, but then I didn't like only having mud flaps in the back. Is it ok for me to take those off or could that cause serious problems?
     
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    DallasTRDPro

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    Nope. Revtek makes far deletes for the 4R.
     
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    Mud flaps prevent paint damage behind the wheels. Sure you don't need them but be aware of possible future damage.
     
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    Not sure if any one can put the blame coming behind me, when ever I enter the pavement I can hear and sometimes see (especially with my KO2s) rock chips shooting off my tires even with rear mud flaps.

    Also on my Limited with our mud flaps I see lot of dirt shoot to the side and bumper. It might damage my paint as well.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2022 at 2:58 PM
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    I’d keep the mud flaps. Our paint is not very durable. I previously ran 285’s and didn’t have to remove the front mud flaps. I don’t understand why some owners need to remove the flaps and others don’t.
     
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    May be wheel offset and alignment?
    I had TRD Offroad wheels (no aggressive offset) and SPC UCA (allows to push the wheel forward).

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    I did the revtek deletes just because I like the look without them. Haven't noticed any paint or damage issues and it's been almost a year.
     
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    Fronts no. Rears maybe... Check your local/ State laws. There are some requirements for "trucks and lifted vehicles" in particular places. Dont ask me how I know this.
     
  9. Nov 23, 2022 at 6:50 PM
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    Even though I have front mudflaps, the paint on my sliders get pretty banged in only one year. Enough, that I need to repaint them unless I want them falling apart from rust. I even have a few paint chips on the lower front door, right above where the clear protective film ends. Without mudflaps it would be worse. Even though toyota does a pretty good job keeping metal away from the line of fire, I’m actually thinking of getting slightly longer mudflaps for the front. Just to try to save the sliders.

    In the rear, there is less body and frame to sandblast if you go without mudflaps. But if there are laws somewhere about them somewhere, it’s usually because it can affect someone else. Ever been behind a dump truck that’s missing mudflaps?

    The lack of rear mudflaps is mostly going to affect the guy following, more than the guy who is not running mudflaps.
     
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