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Anyone use a tailgate lock on the hinge?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacosteven, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Feb 9, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    tacosteven

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  2. Feb 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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    I use a Stainless Steel hose clamp. Works great. I also installed a Pop N Lock tailgate lock and love it.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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    Pugga

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    If you're going to spend that much more money that just a simple hose clamp, why not spend a little more and get a pop n lock?
     
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    I use the master lock one on mine and it was really easy to install and fits well. Plus its the cheapest out of the three you listed. A little more security than a hose clamp.
     
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    Failure2Comply

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    In the description for the Master Lock model it states that...

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    Product Features


    • Prevents the unauthorized removal of a pickup tailgate and installs in minutes
    • Installs without removing the tailgate on most models
    • Fits Ford, GM, Dodge, and Toyota; note: it does not fit Toyota Tacoma
    • Stainless steel body with velcro pads included to prevent rattle
    • Keyway cover protects lock mechanism from corrosion and it has a limited lifetime warranty
     
  6. Feb 9, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    I have the EZ Clamp myself. It can still be taken, but it is at least a deterrent.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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    The master lock didn't get very good reviews, saying the core was plastic.
    But I was wondering if these were a bit better than a hose clamp, as they can't be easily undone.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2013 at 3:14 AM
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    I'm sure it is much better than a hose clamp. I went w/ the hose clamp for two reasons.
    One, It costs me 2.99 and is a deterrent, not a real anti-theft device. I figure if someone wants it, they will take it. If it is an amature, they will pass on mine and get one that is easily taken off in 20 seconds.
    Two, the chances of it actually being taken is remote so I'm not too worried about it. Just put the clamps on for a little extra insurance.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    Kulahaga

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    Thanks for the info! I was not aware of this potential theft problem. After reading your thread and this one "http:/Tailgate Theft... How to Prevent It...", I went to Amazon and purchased the "Bully LH090 Tailgate Security Lock" for $21.65 including shipping.

    Cheap insurance for avoiding a $1000.00 loss! I won't bother with a Pop&Lock, since I'm using a soft tonneau and I'd rather that the thieves open the tailgate (the bed is empty 95% of the time) instead of cutting the tonneau cover.


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