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3rd Gen 2016+ Tacoma Tailgate Lock

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2016+)' started by scleaf, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Oct 1, 2017 at 11:28 AM
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    scleaf

    scleaf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2016+ 3rd Gen Tacoma Tailgate Lock $79.00 + $7.00 USPS shipping with insurance and tracking
    • Custom CNC machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum
    • Does not clamp on
    • Locks on to the hinge bracket preventing the tailgate from being removed from the vehicle even if you do not lock the tailgate handle
    • Individually Keyed Lock
    • Made in the USA!
    Where to Buy:
    Black:

    https://sabellco.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=33_60&product_id=68
    Red:
    https://sabellco.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=33_60&product_id=69

    What's Included?
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    Installed on 2017 Tacoma: (Locks to hinge - protects against theft even when the handle unlocked)
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    2017 Tacoma View When Closed: (Does not take away from factory look)

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    Unprotected Tailgate: (Be sure to always lock your tailgate, always)
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    No need worry if you locked the tailgate handle (Insurance)

    Installation Instructions:

    https://sabellco.com/store/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=9
     
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  2. Oct 1, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    motorsport36

    motorsport36 Morto un papa, se ne fa un'altro

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    Uh...my tailgate came with a lock from the factory...I believe that they all did.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Moderator Vendor

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    You must not have checked what's for sale. This is a tailgate lock - to prevent removal of the tailgate altogether! The stock tailgate lock does admittedly deter that though. Us 2nd gens weren't so lucky with an OEM locking gate.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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    scleaf

    scleaf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yes they do come with a handle lock, this is for those people that want a secondary lock so they do not have to wonder if they locked the factory one. Our is meant to install and forget.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2017 at 3:46 PM
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    solscooter

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    I gunna get one but will need to wait until my next payday
     
  6. Oct 1, 2017 at 9:59 PM
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    tomwil

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    On your sale page, the instructions link (https://sabellco.com/store/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=8) actually links to https://sabellco.com/SUPPORT.html instead.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2017 at 10:05 PM
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    scleaf

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  8. Oct 2, 2017 at 3:50 AM
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    bacon_st

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    Thankfully my Pop-n-Lock tailgate locks my factory tailgate lock every time as I lock my truck ;). Over 1.5yrs, and it still works. I guess it has paid for itself many times over.
    This lock would be an additional insurance to protect your tailgate if anybody wants save your tailgate from determined thieves.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2017 at 7:20 PM
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    scleaf

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    Met a few people that did not know they even had a key to the lock tailgate and assumed it locked when they locked the truck. The Pop-n-Lock looks like a good product but really having a second layer of protection is also important. All the news channels mention the hose clamp, but being a mechanically inclined person I would be able to remove it very quickly.
     
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  10. Oct 6, 2017 at 5:05 AM
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    slowlane

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    this is a great option for those of us without a tonneau or shell. what good is the handle lock when you can grab whatever is in the bed. i have never once locked my tailgate.
     
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  11. Oct 14, 2017 at 2:03 PM
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    Got mine installed today.
    Not difficult once you figure it out.

    Part is high quality aluminum, precisely machined, with a quality gloss powercoat. My only criticism is the lock orientation points up, making it a water collection spot if you keep your tailgate down. I can’t think of a better way to engineer it, so I just loaded it up with fluid film to protect/lube it.

    You have to remove the 4 screws holding the tailgate skin closest to the right corner. This will allow you to flex the cover up and slide the aluminum gaurd into place.

    I also needed to remove the tailgate and slide the tailgate rotation bushing off the tailgate mount and trim the a little centering pin on the bushing. This is so the lock mechanism would function. Took 2 minutes once I figured it out. You can see the bushing with the pin trimmed in the first pic (has a nice hole in it).

    Once installed the lock drops into place and you’re good... put it back together.

    Simple 10 minute job.



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  12. Oct 31, 2017 at 3:06 PM
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    Just ordered mine
     
  13. Oct 31, 2017 at 3:09 PM
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    No 2nd Gen version
     
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  14. Oct 31, 2017 at 7:49 PM
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    There are 2nd Gen versions but they are different. This one is specifically for the 3rd Gen tailgates
     
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  15. Nov 2, 2017 at 8:35 PM
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    Got mine today and will be telling some co workers about this. Thanks
     
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  16. Nov 18, 2017 at 1:24 AM
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    Just put mine in. Thanks to @Kennedyusmc for the pics made life much simpler when you installed yours. On top of this I put in a pop n lock.
     
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  17. Dec 2, 2017 at 8:08 PM
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    Working on some 2016+ locks.
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    Great stocking stuffers.
     
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  18. Dec 2, 2017 at 9:34 PM
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    Buy it now!! Great fitment and security, price is a while lot cheaper than a new tailgate!!
     
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  19. Dec 10, 2017 at 3:09 AM
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    Call me crazy-- I like the RED one- it would help me remember I added this lock, since it's a lock it and forget it device.
     
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  20. Dec 10, 2017 at 10:24 AM
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    scleaf

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    How many people would like a Red? Getting ready to powder coat some so if there is a interest will powder coat more then one for DA3.
     
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