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Bed Mat - How can you make it steal proof?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kungfupanda, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    kungfupanda

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    I just got a Toyota Bed Mat for my 09 Tacoma. I heard many stories where people simply take them out, is there a way I can prevent mine from being stolen until I get my roll cover and pop lock?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    Delmarva

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    You can unscrew your bed bolts, cut a hole in the bed mat, and then place the bed bolt back in (with an appropriately sized washer of course). It's not locked per say, but a thief would need a torx bit to get your mat out...
     
  3. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    JAG

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    You could give it to me....

    But really your could used the bed bolts to secure it better. Drill just enough hole for the thread to go in, and the head of the bolts should secure it better. Try searching it on TW; there are a few threads here about it.

    oops....delmarva beat me to it.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    I removed the two star bolts from the floor of my bed near the tailgate. I put two holes in my mat and installed the bolts and washers through the mat. I know that it can be cut or ripped but you can't just walk by and take my mat.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    theres a mod in the cheap mod thread, similar to what delmarva said but with a wing nut and washer set up.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    Thanks guys for all the input! I paid $109.00 at the dealer, was that a rip off? The list price was for $149.00... parts guy said he "hooked" me up... Did he?:confused:
     
  7. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    Think I bought mine online for 89ish....
     
  8. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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  9. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    Price sounds fine, $20.00 more or less in not worth worrying about. If you are happy with the deal, it's a good deal!
     
  10. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    I carry ladders on my truck and purchased some ladder locks by master lock. I run the cables through my eye bolts and cut a small hole in the bed mat and run it through their as well as the ladders.
     
  12. Apr 7, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    I know a mats a mat but I want the tacoma one. Seen them for 50 or so on ebay but were shortbed ones. Long bed was 109 plus tax at cheapest dealer I found. 109 seems to be good price for factory one. saw online for 79 but was 40 shipping so no gain vs. just going & gettin & havin it now. I saw several other non factory ones were cheaper.
     
  13. Apr 7, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    Pretty sure i didnt pay more then 110 CDN for mine, could have gotten cheaper online but shipping for them was expensive. Besides this one is cool with the tacoma logo and such
     
  14. Apr 7, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    I guess if being "cool" matters to you. For me, I couldn't care less what a bed mat says, especially considering it's covered by a tonneau.
     
  15. Apr 7, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    It was just a bonus that it wasnt a generic mat and it ended up being cheaper is all
     
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