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Awesome Tailgate Anti-theft device

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

  1. Jul 10, 2024 at 7:29 AM
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    If I get your order by Thursday, it will go out by Friday or Saturday at the latest.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2024 at 7:30 AM
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    Message sent
     
  3. Jul 10, 2024 at 7:31 AM
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    Yes I do
     
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    I’m sorry this thread is huge. Is there an install video on these? I thought I seen it but I can’t find it and I’m at work lol
     
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  5. Jul 10, 2024 at 8:40 AM
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    Just ordered mine!
     
  6. Jul 10, 2024 at 8:49 AM
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    Yep just watched a YouTube video of one getting stole in under two minutes. The guy had it locked and had a pcv hose clamped! Here it is:
    https://youtu.be/Npl1J3MnqyI?si=zUX5jFsHFsEeDCel
     
  7. Jul 10, 2024 at 9:11 AM
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    My thought on it is. They’re stealing Them to sell back to us. Because if we get our tailgates stolen, we’re more likely not gonna buy a new one. We’re gonna try to find one as cheap as possible. Used in good condition and that’s what they’re banking on.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2024 at 9:27 AM
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    You are correct.
    There's a few install videos on YouTube
     
  9. Jul 10, 2024 at 9:28 AM
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  10. Jul 10, 2024 at 10:42 AM
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    W 40 is not going to work. Bolts are put on with red Loctite. You have to heat it or you’re not getting it off soldering iron seems to be the best tool along with the impact screwdriver that’s mentioned here. I don’t have a soldering iron, but my plan is to heat up the screwdriver with a torch into its red hot and hold that against the bolt on the inside before I attempt to break it loose
     
  11. Jul 10, 2024 at 11:59 AM
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    It's not the locktight, it the reverse teeth on the backside of the head on the screw, they really dig in sometimes, a punch works best to shock the threads
     
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    Many have reported this works:

    > Remove tailgate, put on the ground
    > Get a T-40 (?) that needs no adapter for the long-handled wrench or breaker bar
    > Play Hercules
     
  13. Jul 10, 2024 at 3:17 PM
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    I don’t think he read this thread!
     
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  14. Jul 10, 2024 at 3:30 PM
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    Also very excess able to these tailgate bandits! Those two screws are in the open, easy to get to compared to Christians engineered design which would give these idiots a bitch of a time! Especially if you throw some red lock tight on it!
     
  15. Jul 10, 2024 at 3:52 PM
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    Just finished reading this thread! Took a while, but I learned so much. I feel very prepared for the task at hand when mine arrives! Thanks everyone for all the info and pics. And thank you Christian for designing such an awesome solution to help out your fellow toco lovers! And making it very affordable.
     
  16. Jul 11, 2024 at 3:20 AM
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    @ earl Stephen's
    I didn't receive any email or message from you or I would have responded, you can clearly see I have over 2600 conversations on here and I'm more than happy to help or issue a refund.
    You must have sent it to the Hotmail address that's clearly marked "this is not an email"
    In the meantime, I'll look back and find your contact info and reach out.
     
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  17. Jul 13, 2024 at 11:05 AM
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    This looks like an awesome idea, but has anyone added washers to the cables where the cable ends are attached to the bed? Might be another way to slow them down.
     
  18. Jul 13, 2024 at 11:10 AM
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    Still, are easily taken off with a small powered screwdriver. Probably basically useless in the long run, but I am too lazy to take them off ...

    CableWashers.jpg
     
  19. Jul 13, 2024 at 12:28 PM
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    Maybe replace the screw with a security screw, that will help even more.
     
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  20. Jul 13, 2024 at 12:32 PM
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    I probably will not even replace it if I remove for a reason. My SaBellCo supposedly is subject to breaking under sufficient impact, but there is no defense against a truly determined thief.
     
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