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Cap and tailgate lock question...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rjalli, May 16, 2014.

  1. May 16, 2014 at 3:13 PM
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    rjalli

    rjalli [OP] Member

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    I'm VERY new to this site, and I'm learning how to navigate and find stuff, so apologies if this has already been discussed.

    I picked up my first 2014 DCSB Tacoma last Sunday. Today I realized there is no locking tailgate. I have a cap ordered and it will be installed in a few weeks. I understand that the cap overlaps the tailgate a bit. Is this enough to keep my dog and gear in the back from getting stolen with ease? Should I get an aftermarket tailgate lock? The place that I'm getting the cap from said they can do it for $95 plus $75 for installation. Is this a good price?

    Cheers!
    Ryan
     
  2. May 16, 2014 at 3:22 PM
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    FastEddie

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    Welcome, When my cap is locked, it prevents the tailgate from opening, but I did install a pop and lock. There are various kinds available and the cheapest ones start around $40. Pretty easy to install, I was able to install myself, was very quick and I am not mechanically inclined.
     
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  3. May 16, 2014 at 6:57 PM
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  4. May 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM
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    rjalli

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    Damn. I just put on hose clamps. I should replace them with the E-Z clamps. I think I'm going to see how my cap fits and locks it all up before buying a tailgate lock.
     
  5. May 16, 2014 at 9:35 PM
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    MJR

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    Removed factory bed cover and installed UnderCover Elite. Added LOCKERDOWN console safe.
    Added the new pop&lock that your Toyota key will fit so no extra key to keep up with. Like it very much.
     
  6. May 17, 2014 at 6:09 AM
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