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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. Dec 19, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    scleaf

    scleaf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback, I met this person who called despertly on a Nissan that had the lock punched out and gate taken. Firm believer of physical security so thus this product came to fruition. Took a long time to get it right but it does physically work. Locks can be picked and drilled given time but it would take time in this case and they will just go to another truck as it is easier.
     
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  2. Dec 19, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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    I challenge any thief to steal my truck before my alarm goes off and I come out armed to the teeth. Thanks for an awesome product, installed in minutes and arrived quickly to boot.
    No brainer investment.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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    Thank you, though I do not have a 2016+ I do enjoy making something that goes to good use. Have the 2nd gen lock on my 2013. Just hit 40k miles so I am not looking to upgrade to a payment yet. My brothers 2018 is secure though.:thumbsup:
     
  4. Dec 19, 2018 at 5:20 PM
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    Thanks for the quick response! I'm pretty sure you were correct that it was the early 2016 hinge design with the different bushing that caused the issue. It's installed on my 2019 now and has plenty of clearance.

    Not the best photos (it gets dark so early!)
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  5. Dec 19, 2018 at 5:50 PM
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    Super cool, glad it worked out. Thank you for the feedback
     
  6. Dec 21, 2018 at 6:35 PM
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    High quality product and great seller! Highly recommend this product for anyone wanting additional security beyond the factory lock.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2018 at 2:58 PM
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    FYI, had a few returns through the year. They are in the scrach and dent area. I will touch up with paint before I send it but a good deal. I do not resale as new if the are not in my perfect condition.
     
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  8. Dec 24, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    S&D's are gone. Will let you know if I get more. Was expecting one return but the buyer never shipped it back. Must have figured out how to install.

    Hope you all have a great Christmas!
     
  9. Jan 1, 2019 at 10:47 PM
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    Happy New Year everyone. Wanted to let you know we tried to keep the prices down for the last two years, but the cost of materials have increased and we are also forced to increase our prices to continue our journey. It has been an exciting and challenging year trying to keep up with the demand for our locks. Thank you once again for the kind word and confidence in our products. We are pleased to be a part of the solution to a very bad situation. Wish you all a Blessed and Happy New Year.
     
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  10. Jan 2, 2019 at 3:45 PM
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    Have any more scratched ones?
     
  11. Jan 2, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    We currently do not have any scratch and dent for the 2016+. We we're expecting a return but it was never sent back. We have only had one returned since 2016 so there are not many.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    If you guys haven’t jumped on this yet, let me help. I work in sometimes questionable parts of town in Los Angeles. I leave my tail gate unlocked all the time since I’m using it all the time to get gear in and out. I no longer stress over whether I locked it after my last load out, or when I go into work and leave he truck unattended. For the price of admission, totally worth it.
     
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  13. Jan 10, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    Just ordered!
     
  14. Jan 14, 2019 at 5:37 AM
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    is it me or is the website down?
     
  15. Jan 14, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    Not sure but it worked on my phone using chrome.
     
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  16. Jan 14, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    Took all of 5 minutes to install with an impact driver + torx bit. Simple peace of mind.

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  17. Feb 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    Just got one of these. Great little product and seems like a far superior locking mechanism versus some other options out there. Easy install too.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    Glad you like it, Thanks for the feedback
     
  19. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    @scleaf , I have a couple of questions. The website shows the lock as version 2.0. What was the difference in the original version and version 2.0? Also, is there any problems with the lock wearing on the paint where it mounts? Thanks!
     
  20. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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    The lock was revised and really just matches my cad version .I had about 10 locks released as ver 1 originally and there were a few issues that were resolved. As for the paint the lock fits very tight and I have not received any comments about corrosion or scratching. It is made of aluminum so corrosion is not really an issue. Some people have used a little silicone under the lock but if you do that I would suggest a little vasoline on the hinge side so it will allow it to release for taking it off your tailgate.
     
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