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Awesome Tailgate Anti-theft device

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by blackZEBRA, Jan 15, 2023.

  1. Jan 15, 2023 at 4:02 PM
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    blackZEBRA

    blackZEBRA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Got this from @christian06

    Highly recommend it as a theft deterrent.

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    ordering details
     
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  2. Jan 15, 2023 at 5:49 PM
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    christian06

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  3. Jan 15, 2023 at 5:54 PM
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    GeauxTacoma

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    Wayyy too expensive. Might as well get the OEM remote tailgate lock for the insane price Christian is charging for that piece of metal.
     
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  4. Jan 15, 2023 at 5:56 PM
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    CrispyTacoLover

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    Price?
     
  5. Jan 15, 2023 at 5:56 PM
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    blackZEBRA

    blackZEBRA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It's only $30. You're paying for someones R&D. Especially an independent person, not a big company for something I didn't think of or know how to make.

    I'm buying the OEM remote lock as well, but this just adds to it.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2023 at 5:57 PM
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    TacoTime55

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    I couldn't get that bolt off my 2021 Sport...even with the help of my Son-in-Law holding the tailgate.

    Vendor gave me refund and I ended up sending it to another member for free.

    I ended up spending cash on a SaBellCo.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2023 at 5:57 PM
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    It's like $30. More if you want it powder coated and a security torx bolt
     
  8. Jan 15, 2023 at 5:57 PM
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    blackZEBRA

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    I read that a few couldn't get the bolt off, but I had no issues.
     
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  9. Jan 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM
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    cuser414

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    for a 3rd gen with security screw and powdercoating it is $53.50
     
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  10. Jan 15, 2023 at 6:02 PM
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    TacoTime55

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    Yep! I was one of those who had a unyielding bolt...

    Here's what I went with...I also have the OEM Tailgate Lock.

    [​IMG]
     
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    OK .. not to ask a stupid question... but where to buy?

    dws
     
  12. Jan 15, 2023 at 6:06 PM
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    Ahomeofbones

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    I can hardly even buy a meal for $30 today. What fantasy world are you living in where you get auto parts for pennies? Sounds like someone orders their mods from Alibaba.
     
  13. Jan 15, 2023 at 6:07 PM
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    @dwschaefer

    What are you looking for?
     
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  14. Jan 15, 2023 at 6:08 PM
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    This kind of comment doesn’t need to be posted , if it’s not for you just move along . No need for a asshole comment here . Ps I went with the SaBellCo one I’m not defending anyone just the unneeded comment
     
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  15. Jan 15, 2023 at 6:08 PM
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    Looks great. I was looking into that as well but couldnt justify the price so I gave Christian's a shot first.

    I'm planning to order the OEM Tailgate lock as well. Was the install easy?

    You can check out this thread and when you want to order, send him a message.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/anti-tweaker-device.603258/page-20#post-28278113
     
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  16. Jan 15, 2023 at 6:13 PM
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    That's cool...Christian's product is great...if I could get the darn bolt off. lol

    He was cool and gave me a refund. Also suggested I keep it and maybe give it to someone else who could use it--I did!

    Here's my install of the Tailgate Lock beginning on post #12.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/trd-sport-5-14-2021-transitioning.738836/
     
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  17. Jan 15, 2023 at 6:18 PM
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    Sounds like your butthurt over his product, you’re complaining over $53 for a piece that looks bent up with a press break ($$$), and powder coated? R&D and a member making quality parts, I’ll gladly buy one at that price. Get over yourself dude
     
  18. Jan 15, 2023 at 6:23 PM
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    86_MR2

    86_MR2 But first, the tranya

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    I couldn't get my bolt out, either.

    It's a great device but I just can't get it installed. Gonna keep it and maybe I'll give it another shot someday. I really want this thing to work.

    My advice is to go the full Monty on trying to get the bolt out. Just assume it's gonna be tough: remove (or disconnect and pull out as much as possible) the tailgate for full access to the bolt, breaker bar, Torx socket, and HEAT. Roast that bolt from both the inside and outside to soften any thread lock. I mean BURN that MF. THEN try to remove it.
     
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  19. Jan 16, 2023 at 4:10 AM
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    2nd gens are $30
    3rd gens are $35
    powder coating is $15
    T45safety screw is$3.50
    send money to my PayPal
    bugdoctorchris@hotmail.com
    plz put your name and address in the notes, also your Tacoma world name if you have one, or
    your email if you want tracking info.
    3 to 5 days to ship, you will receive the tracking info when it ships. Thx for you suport.
    powder coating colors in stock
    magnetic grey metallic, orange, voo doo blue, silver sky metallic, pyrite mica, lunar rock, quicksand, olive drab, army green, cement, yellow, light blue, chrome, white, dark green, red, clear, matte black, gloss black, lime metallic, wind chill pearl, or any color that Prismaticpowders.com has.
     
  20. Jan 16, 2023 at 4:34 AM
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    First of all I would like to thank all those kind words that most of you have shared.
    For the ones that choose to spread nasty words and negativity, I wish you have a wonderful day a I hope your tailgate don't get stolen.
    As far as it's just a piece of metal, here's what you get for your money. A piece that's been bent three separate times on a press brake, sand blasted, washed twice, heated to 400 degree's to off gas any oils, then cooled down and powder coated, then baked again at 400 for 20 minutes, put in an envelope and shipped to your door, plus send out tracking numbers. So after all that, I only really make a couple dollars. The margins a very tight, supplies are not cheap these days. I do it for the satisfaction of thwarting those dam theifs from stealing your $1000ish tailgate.
    To my fans, friends and followers, I wish you the best of the best.
    To All the haters, naresayers and negativity pushers, I hope you day is filled with joy.
    Cheers
     

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