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Tailgate Theft Prevention

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by JP711, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Apr 23, 2017 at 10:25 PM
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    JP711

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    Just a reminder to lock your tailgate when you lock and leave your truck.
    My good friend being an adjuster at large body shop told me that he has
    had a rash of ordering of whole replacement tailgates on Toyotas and the
    cost is in the multi thousands. He showed me that an unlocked tailgate can
    be stolen in 15 seconds with lowering it then using fingernail to remove
    the metal keeper on the stop cables and thirdly lifting tailgate to the take
    out notches (about 30 degrees ) and adios amigos. This going on in Nor Cal.
     
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  2. Apr 23, 2017 at 11:08 PM
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    csuviper

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  3. Apr 23, 2017 at 11:09 PM
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    Do people really steal tailgates?
     
  5. Apr 24, 2017 at 12:25 AM
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    FlashCulprit

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    I guarantee it's the scrap metal bozos who operate out of their sisters back yard... I've seen those guys poking around houses and shit for easy scrap.
     
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  6. Apr 24, 2017 at 9:04 AM
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  7. Apr 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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    R0CKETMAN

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    Toyota dumbassery not to integrate with door locks.
     
  8. Apr 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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    Dammit! Order one right now!!
     
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  9. Apr 24, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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    15whtrd

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    That was one of my first mods. But I do think about getting the hinge lock also. I just don't want one scratching up my paint.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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    Awesome that's the one I was looking at. It's not foolproof but it'll slow someone down enough, that hopefully they move on.
     
  11. Apr 24, 2017 at 4:11 PM
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    Does no one leave their tailgate manually locked all the time?
     
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  12. Apr 24, 2017 at 4:21 PM
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  13. Apr 24, 2017 at 4:28 PM
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    I do.
     
  14. Apr 24, 2017 at 4:29 PM
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    Curious where you bought it from.
     
  15. Apr 24, 2017 at 4:32 PM
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    No as I use the bed frequently enough to make it impractical.


    Amazon Prime $17.37
     
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  16. Apr 24, 2017 at 4:33 PM
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    Get the pop n lock. Super easy install. Takes about 45 minutes to make it all pretty. The convenience is awesome. Walking to the truck, hit the button, everything unlocks. Get home, hit the other button, everything locks. No worrying about if it's locked.
     
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  17. Apr 24, 2017 at 4:34 PM
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    Nice, thanks!
     
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  18. Apr 24, 2017 at 7:09 PM
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    Damn you guys... I just spent more money because of you guys! I can't wait to get this installed.
     
  19. Apr 24, 2017 at 7:40 PM
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    Trollrapala, if you spent money on the pop n lock, you're gonna love it.
     
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  20. Apr 24, 2017 at 7:42 PM
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    The best "practical money" spent on mods so far have been pop n lock and esp under seat storage.
     
  21. Apr 24, 2017 at 9:40 PM
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    Got the idea for pop n lock on another thread a few weeks ago. Hit up Amazon and it was here next day. Less than an hour to install and surprisingly simple! I've seen enough trucks driving around to know tailgates are being stolen!
     
  22. Apr 24, 2017 at 9:59 PM
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