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Has Anyone Bought And Used The Poplock ???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rich Swanner, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Oct 27, 2007 at 1:19 PM
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    Rich Swanner

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    I have a shell,which provides some tailgate security, but was thinking about the Poplock. Good or bad? Install hard or easy? Thanks -Rich [​IMG]
     
  2. Oct 27, 2007 at 2:03 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    hey rich the pop and lock is a really good investment buy it makes you feel more comfortable and its pretty easy to install comes with directions im getting mine real soon!
     
  3. Oct 27, 2007 at 5:01 PM
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    Rich Swanner

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    Where do I get a Star bit. That is for the tailgate pad? [​IMG]
     
  4. Oct 27, 2007 at 5:14 PM
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    fitter565

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    Any place you can buy tools..:der: :D
     
  5. Oct 27, 2007 at 5:26 PM
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    jhodge83

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    if u plan have/plan on getting a tonneau/shell and plan on keeping anything in there for any period of time, a pop lock is a very good thing to have. I had a low-profile tonneau on my s-10 that locked inside the bed and i got a pop lock for the tailgate and the entire bed was like ft. knox...lol
     
  6. Oct 27, 2007 at 5:52 PM
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    Rich Swanner

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    By the way is there a N.Cal alliance? Also check out my question about polish, wax etc for my Black Sand Pearl truck. Thanks!-Rich [​IMG]
     
  7. Oct 27, 2007 at 8:54 PM
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    TJOPILOT

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    Simple as hell. If I can do it anyone can!

    [​IMG]

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  8. Oct 27, 2007 at 10:28 PM
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    Easy install and nice feature.

    Hey TJ, you gonna remove that sticker on it? ;)
     
  9. Oct 28, 2007 at 10:13 AM
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    I was thinking the same thing!!

    I've got a pop-n-lock...easy & cheap. It's not crime-proof but only a 'deterant'.

    The only thing I wish it would have - is a metal handle with more sturdier/beefier components. But then again... if they want the tailgate and/or whatever is inside....let 'em have it. Just don't steal my truck!!
     
  10. Oct 28, 2007 at 5:39 PM
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    Yeah guys, that was post mod. I took it off a day later. Had to match the tinted tail lights!
     
  11. Oct 29, 2007 at 4:15 PM
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    Had a Pop n lock... Took it off after 1 winter. It was unusable after just 1 winter in NY. The key hole was jammed with salt/sand/corrosion so I couldn't even get the key in to lock it. I'm just glad I didn't have it locked over the winter. It would be a real PITA to get it off.
     
  12. Oct 29, 2007 at 8:05 PM
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    Thanks piercedtiger, That's a good heads up. Now that you mention it, when I use to run a shell on my truck, the same thing would happen to the lock cylinder in the handle. Even with that damn rubber cover. Hmmm, gotta re-think this...wonder if graphiting weekly will keep it from getting gummed up?
     
  13. Oct 30, 2007 at 5:11 AM
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    You could try it I guess... For me, the little door/flap thing couldn't move enough to get a spray straw in to spray WD-40 or PB Blaster when I tried them. Needless to say I could not get enough in to even start cleaning out the lock.

    Anyway, between that and the fact there's only 6 keys for pop n locks (with the key number stamped on the front of the lock :rolleyes: ) I decided it wasn't very secure anyway.

    About the only thing it did was force you to yank up very fast and really hard to get the tail gate open. So the normal person would try it, it wouldn't open, then they'd asked me to do it. So I think I only actually locked it 2-3 times.
     
  14. Oct 30, 2007 at 7:43 AM
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    I think the pop-n-lock is mediocre. I've heard of too many people that have had the lock busted by just yanking on it.

    Of course, I still keep mine locked. It will keep the casual thief at bay.
     
  15. Oct 30, 2007 at 10:11 AM
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    Well that's not very encouraging...

    Did you ever find a Tailgate Lock that acutally worked? Is there another one or better one out there?
     
  16. Oct 30, 2007 at 11:08 AM
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    No I never found another one. Not sure if there IS another one.

    I more or less just left it on since even unlocked it didn't open right away. It adds plastic extensions for the lock bars so that when it's locked the small movement left in the handle wouldn't open it. That extra play in the bars meant you had to jerk the handle up to get the bars to yank back fast enough to release the latches so you could open it.

    That meant the average joe couldn't open it without it being locked, but became a pain in the ass for family/friends that didn't know the "trick" to getting it open.

    I have a Bestop canvas topper now after my BakFlip leaked, broke, and fell apart. Since it's canvas I didn't see a point in leaving a lock on the tailgate. :D I just don't leave much in there besides some ratchet straps and my Hi-Lift now.
     
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