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Old 02-20-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Hello Tacoma World:

I'm a newbie in the Tacoma world. This is the 1st Tacoma (truck) I ever owned in my lifetime. I've owned many cars and SUV's but never a truck before. It feels great to own a Tacoma, you can see everything below you when driving.

I just have one question. How do you thief proof the tail gate of the Tacoma?

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Tony - a 30-yr Navy Veteran
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to TW! And thank you for your severice!!

This is a good thread and shows a cheap, and very effective method to stop your tailgate from walking off in the wrong hands

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...w-prevent.html
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...w-prevent.html

Edit: too late, welcome to TW though

Post up some pics.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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Welcome to tacoma world. There are a few ways. A lot of us get the Pop & lock 5300 handle.

http://www.amazon.com/Pop-Lock-PL530.../dp/B001HK5LWE
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:40 PM   #5
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When I did the hose clamp mod, I wrapped it in heatshrink first.
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My wife custom theft proofed mine by backing in some wall mounted cabinets in the garage (3x).
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Tailgate theft

hey Tony; TacomaWorld is great & yes, I'm a FNG as well. Welcome - TW is extremely informative: "bullaculla" has a good design with the hose clamp thing; I got mine at AutoZone, $3.00 and has a "key" that is removeable ( a little more security ) I did an Army thing in the Viet Nam era. if there is one thing alone about a Tacoma ( owned 3 ) .. they will get you there, and they'll get you back / Guaranteed
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I got a gatekeeper a while back with my first Tacoma

http://www.jimmijammer.com/Product,%20GK.htm

If you're worried, combine the suggestions here. Get a pop n lock, do the hose clamp mod, get a reinforced tailgate cap http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...kb-voodoo.html so it's difficult to pry the top back to bypass a pop n lock, etch your VIN# on the tailgate, get a locking shell/lid, booby trap it with dye packs or something meaner, hire an armed guard.

ok, maybe not the guard, they don't work cheap
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I got a gatekeeper a while back with my first Tacoma

http://www.jimmijammer.com/Product,%20GK.htm

If you're worried, combine the suggestions here. Get a pop n lock, do the hose clamp mod, get a reinforced tailgate cap http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...kb-voodoo.html so it's difficult to pry the top back to bypass a pop n lock, etch your VIN# on the tailgate, get a locking shell/lid, booby trap it with dye packs or something meaner, hire an armed guard.

ok, maybe not the guard, they don't work cheap
X2 with the gatekeeper, every little bit helps-welcome to TW
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