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Removing front "spat" (mud flaps)?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by 39 Chev, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    Quick question guys...

    I put some 275/60r20's on my truck and it's rubbing a little
    when in reverse and wheels turned.

    From reading here, the first thing I'm going to do is remove the front "spat" in front of the tire. To remove them, is it just removing the 2 bolts (took a quick look today and that's what I saw) and they come right off? Do you replace the bolts after you remove them or leave everything off?

    I will probably have to "massage" the front fender liner in the rear a little too, but looks like all you need to do is heat gun and push them back a little.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE TTC#158

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    You talking about that mud flap in the front? If so, ther is a small metal bar behind the front wheel well cover that the 2 screws screw into that hold that flap, that bar will be on the other side
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:14 PM
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    Yah, that flap. Pull the 2 bolts, flap comes off and then replace the 2 bolts?
    (I watched a Youtube video and an engineer from Toyota called them spats...that's why I used that term).
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:20 PM
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    Believe 8mm bolts, but ther is a metal C channel bar behind the wheel well, that'll fall loose
     
  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:24 PM
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    That is accurate. They are actually not mud flaps but they are engineered for improvement of air flow around the wheels to improve mileage.
     
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  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:26 PM
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    Thanks guys...
     

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