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Hide-a-key locations

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Veccster, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Mar 2, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    RobK

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  2. Mar 2, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    smithrw

    smithrw Well-Known Member

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    I put mine in a black magnetic key box then set it on top of the rear spring as far back as it will go. It's nearly impossible to see.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    Pster

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    Bak Flip bed cover, shorty antenna, Peripheral iPod interface, Garmin 750 mount, add'l bed tie down rings, Westin nerf bars, hitch safe, tailgate lock, Ideal 1 3/4" turn-key clamp to secure tailgate from removal, Spare tire security cable, spare tire stainless air hose extender, Fumoto oil drain valve, Amp Research Bed X-Tender w/Schlage Cable Lock, bed mat, Redline hood struts
    I have the Hitch Safe installed and really like it. It is heavy and very well made. As noted earlier, you need a set of extended pins to attach it to the OEM Tacoma hitch as the hitch has a thicker wall to it. I put the OEM rubber hitch cover on the back of the hitch tube to keep out water and dust, works perfecto. I keep spare key, mini credit card, and some cash in the safe (in case I need a tow or gas and am broke....)
     
  4. Mar 2, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    RobK

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    I forgot about the pins. I wound up machining my own out of stainless. I also put the stock cap on the back of the hitch tube. works great!
     
  5. Mar 2, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    surfsupl

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    I DONT CARE IF IT'S A RE-POST
    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah
    Well.......if I am ever on the run and need a truck, I know where some of you junior members are hiding your key! :devil:
     
  6. Mar 2, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    Pster

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    Bak Flip bed cover, shorty antenna, Peripheral iPod interface, Garmin 750 mount, add'l bed tie down rings, Westin nerf bars, hitch safe, tailgate lock, Ideal 1 3/4" turn-key clamp to secure tailgate from removal, Spare tire security cable, spare tire stainless air hose extender, Fumoto oil drain valve, Amp Research Bed X-Tender w/Schlage Cable Lock, bed mat, Redline hood struts
    Watch who you're calling a jr member boy!
     
  7. Mar 2, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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    surfsupl

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    Notice how it just mentioned junior members?
     
  8. Mar 2, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    Bak Flip bed cover, shorty antenna, Peripheral iPod interface, Garmin 750 mount, add'l bed tie down rings, Westin nerf bars, hitch safe, tailgate lock, Ideal 1 3/4" turn-key clamp to secure tailgate from removal, Spare tire security cable, spare tire stainless air hose extender, Fumoto oil drain valve, Amp Research Bed X-Tender w/Schlage Cable Lock, bed mat, Redline hood struts
    You are forgiven my son.
     
  9. Nov 17, 2013 at 9:52 PM
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    bluefoot

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    Used to zip tie a spare key underneath. Now use a supra key safe mounted to truck since we use the hitch. Can change the combo anytime.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Except you just told everyone on an open forum that there's a Tacoma in Wichita with a black magnetic keybox on top of the rear spring as far back as it will go.....

    ....and the truck looks like this one

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Nov 17, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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    Those 4 wheel combo locks are extremely easy to "pick"
    There's no way in hell I would use a "Hitch Safe" or whatever they call it.
    I use a small Gunvault with that type of lock ONLY because it satisfies California's requirements for a "secure locking container"... not because I believe that it is a secure lock.

    As a kid, I had my bicycle stolen three times locked with that type of lock.
    It was a prank, I got it back every time, but it showed me that type of lock was worthless.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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    Tacomaruss

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    If you carry your phone around, buy an aftermarket remote keyless entry system (throw the remotes away) and add on a system (I have Drone) that allows you to remotely control your locks from anywhere in the world. As long as the truck is parked in an area with cell coverage it works. I can use my phone or the internet and control everything. Plus it alerts me to alarm triggers and or if the truck is moving.
     
  13. Nov 18, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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    nd4spdbh

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    thats exactly what i did.... some bailing wire and electrical tape holds / hides it on the small body cross member right by the front inner corner of the gas tank.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    There are all kinds of places to hide a key. The rear leaf spring is nice.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    Do you really think that's a good idea on a public forum? :rolleyes: Just keep a spare in the truck and have the dealership make you a credit card key (only opens the door.)
     
  16. Nov 18, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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    aficianado

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    the best hiding spot is the one you didnt talk to a bunch of internet strangers about on some forum. :D
     
  17. Nov 18, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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    tomwilson74

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    If you zip tie it, make sure you have a pocket knife to cut the zip tie.
     
  18. Nov 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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    anders99

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    Magnet key box under the drivers side door on the frame. I accidentally found one the previous owner put there. I have used it multiple times
     
  19. Nov 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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    whahahajr

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    My bins above the wheel wells pop out and I think that would be a good spot to tape one on top of it.

    I once found a spare key that was behind the license plate. The bolt went threw it to the bumper. Not a bad idea seeing that you can take the bolts out with a coin if you had to.
     

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