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Old 11-11-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Factory Spare Tire Lock vs Cable Lock

I am new to this and trying to lock everthing down before I do anything else. What is the best way to protect the spare tire, should I pick up the facory lock like this one , or should I get some type of heavy cable and lock?
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:48 PM   #2
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I just went up under the truck and noticed I have a chain from the factory hanging down through the center of the spare. Can I just padlock this to one of the holes in the rim of the spare and be protected?
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The problem with chaining it is getting the spare down when you need it. I will probably buy the lock kit from Toyota for my truck.
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:00 PM   #4
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I just went up under the truck and noticed I have a chain from the factory hanging down through the center of the spare. Can I just padlock this to one of the holes in the rim of the spare and be protected?
I guess that would work. I've never heard of a chain from the factory before...what year is your truck?
What I did it swedge a loop on both ends of a heavy cable. I ran it up through the frame and around the tire, then padlocked. Spray some WD40 in the key hole and cover it with duct tape.
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I have this

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seems to work
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:20 PM   #6
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It is a one week old 2012 that I have found out about all the security flaws the Tacoma has and I am working to fix. See pics of stock factory chain below.



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Weird. Mine doesn't have a chain.
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I don't think so, there is still the place in the bumper to stick in the crank to lower the tire.
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #10
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I don't think so, there is still the place in the bumper to stick in the crank to lower the tire.
Maybe your dealership had a problem with spare tire theft and had the chain installed?
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:12 PM   #11
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I guess I should see what this chain is tied to above the tire. If nothing else I will stick a big old master-lock on it to spook off the grab and run guys.
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I just got my 2012 a 3 days ago. I have that chain hanging too. I haven't had the time to mess around with the truck yet. I asked around including mechanics from different places they say that is normal. So I didn't bother with it yet, but I sure have to figure out how to lower that spare tire for safety reason.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:28 PM   #13
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Hi tmt301, make sure you do the tailgate mod. It should be listed at the top of this page under mods & tutorials. I could not beleive I could walk up and pop my talgate off in under 5 seconds. Toyota needs to fix this!!!
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Do you guys with the chains live in California by any chance? I just talked to my dealer and they say it's a regional thing either Toyota or the dealers are doing in area's of the country with high theft problems.
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Yes, Southern California for me. Tacoma is number 4 on the stolen list.
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I believe that chain is what holds up the spare tire carrier when lowered. My 1990 4 runner had a similar chain. it is not there for security. i would believe putting a padlock on it would help, but I am pretty naive to spare tire theft and would like to hear more suggestions
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I believe that chain is what holds up the spare tire carrier when lowered. My 1990 4 runner had a similar chain. it is not there for security. i would believe putting a padlock on it would help, but I am pretty naive to spare tire theft and would like to hear more suggestions
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...len-spare.html
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Mav44, have you determined what the chain's purpose is? admittedly, i have not sought to figure it out myself, but i have had my truck for less than 48hrs. i, too and a socal resident and i too have that same chain dangling like a dingleberry under there.
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A cable & lock would be real fun on a rainy night.
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I just bought a $5 combination cable lock from Wally World, threaded it through the tire and around the frame. My experience ... you just gotta do a little more than the next guy and you'll be fine.
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