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Bed Cleat Security

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Pster, May 23, 2009.

  1. May 23, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    Pster

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  2. May 23, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    I like that mod but think it would be even better if you put a small padlock through the hole. Just one hole at the bottem with a padlock through it would make it impossible to turn the knob to loosen. Then you wouldent have too replace the ties every time you move it. A combo padlock would make it easy....
     
  3. May 23, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    I just keep them in the cab until I need them...
     
  4. May 23, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    wooah wooah wooah... thats wayyyyyy to easy!!! TRY AGAIN!!! LOL ;)
     
  5. May 23, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    It's pathetic, but necessary... freak'in dishonest asshats...

    Same reason I don't keep my hitch in the receiver either... :mad:
     
  6. May 23, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    Yeah, I thought of that as well. I am going to try to find a small braided wire that can be locked. Loop end thru loop end with a lock. I just went out to the garage and drilled 6x2 holes in 5 minutes. Use a good new 3/16 drill bit, push gently and makes a nice neat hole. It can't hurt. Doesn't affect the cleats function or strength at all.
     
  7. May 23, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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  8. May 23, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    By the way, does anyone know if the Tundra's metal cleats will fit on the Tacoma rails?
     
  9. May 23, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    Dunno? Probibly not since that would be to easy for Toyota!! :rolleyes:
     
  10. May 23, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    i keep them on the compartment under my back seats....
     
  11. May 23, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    I have a small zipper bag w/bungee cords and rope. I just throw all 4 of them in that bag until I need them.
     
  12. May 23, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    Thieves are getting smarter, I keep them in the cab.
     
  13. May 23, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    lol true that. That would just be too convenient. :)
     
  14. May 24, 2009 at 5:24 AM
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    Damn.... wish I would have known about this a little sooner..... I spent $1,500 on a cap just to protect my bed cleats...... :cool:
     
  15. May 24, 2009 at 5:30 AM
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    wha??!?? lol...

    I have a tonneau, just slide my cleats in towards the middle and the tonneau locks in the same rails. Pop-n-lock on order now, so no ones gettin my shit!

    Thats a very simple mod... I like the idea and like you said, it may slow them down long enough to get the dogs outta the house, but I don't think its really going to stop them, especially kids. They see that, they'll just come back the next night with a pair of dikes.
     
  16. May 24, 2009 at 5:32 AM
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    Exactly..... LOL. :D
     
  17. May 24, 2009 at 5:44 AM
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    the Pop N Locks are flimsy and could be opened by a one armed 25 lb mentally handicapped midget. I have one. They work, but if you want it for security, all you'll end up with is bent metal and an open tailgate.
     
  18. May 24, 2009 at 5:53 AM
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    explain please? Never heard this before.
     
  19. May 24, 2009 at 5:58 AM
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    You will see when you take off the inside plastic panel on the tailgate to install it. The entire mechanism is just lightweight. I have been tempted to pull up hard on mine just to see what happens but it would certainly break it. These are NOT hardcore security devices. $40...you get what you pay for. In fact, I don't even keep mine locked any more - I don't want some bastard to mess up my tailgate when I know he could get in anyway.
     
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