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Old 08-17-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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People stealing tie down hooks

I cant help but notice all the Tacomas on the dealer lots around here have the tie down hooks/points or whatever they are called removed. Are these a common victim of theft? Should I be concerned about them being stolen from my truck? The reason I ask is that I am going off to college in 7 days, most likely am gonna take them off and lock them inside my truck just to be safe. Has anyone here had troubles with their tie down hooks being taken?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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I put them in the storage compartment under my rear seats. I trust no one!
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:50 PM   #3
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I havnt seen that around here but the hitch cover and 2 plastic covers on the bumper (step part) I see missing allot, they were missing off my truck.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:55 PM   #4
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I think if they steal mine gives me a reason to get tundra cleats .. But I'll probably start doing what whippersnapper does
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:11 PM   #5
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Mine are stowed in the cab.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:31 PM   #6
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When I bought mine, the dealer had hidden them inside the cab (under the rear seat). I had one pair that I had left on stolen at Fort Bragg (not uncommon, someone also stripped $3k in parts off my '57 Chevy in the barracks parking lot over a weekend while I wasn't there. And tried to steal my temp plate off my Dodge). Now I keep mine locked inside unless in use....
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Always in cab when not in use before I got shell. I figured since they were removable somebody might snag them.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:55 PM   #8
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I put them in the storage compartment under my rear seats. I trust no one!
Unless it requires a tool to remove from your truck, better not leave it out. Hell, not even needing a tool will stop most thieves these days.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:17 PM   #9
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They're 50 something each at the dealership. I may just take mine out.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:20 PM   #10
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Mine were stolen off of my truck before it was even mine. They had to get me new ones and now those stay in my......heeeeyyyy...I'm not tellin' where I keep them!
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And don't forget this mod, OP. Especially good to know in college towns ...

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I put them in the storage compartment under my rear seats. I trust no one!
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I assume they would be stolen, because people are assholes.

If I want permanently installed rings, I will hit the hardware store and get creative.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:05 AM   #13
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Iv had mine in the rails since '06... never had them disappear.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:08 AM   #14
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Ya I keep mine in the cab too, I figure they are way too easy to take off so why take the chance. Its not like they are hard to put on when I need them.
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Took mine off and I keep them in the house unless they're going to be used. People will steal anything.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:44 AM   #17
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They are an easy target for someone who knows how to work them. Best to keep them inside and only have them out when you need them.
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How many use these things? I have only used mine with the Factory Toyota bike mounts? And, maybe a couple of times keeping a gas can in place, but I hardly find a need to use these?
I to keep them in the cab until needed. People steal anything not tied down it seems anymore.
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How many use these things? I have only used mine with the Factory Toyota bike mounts? And, maybe a couple of times keeping a gas can in place, but I hardly find a need to use these?
I to keep them in the cab until needed. People steal anything not tied down it seems anymore.
I use mine a lot.....heavy use.....I haul tons of stuff back and forth to my mountain house and use bungee cords attached to the cleats. I also bolted U rings to my back tailgate. I wouldn't attach really heavy weights to the cleats, but they handle bungee cords prefectly.
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