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How to keep your Toyota Tacoma tailgate from being stolen

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomanto, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Jun 16, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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    tacomanto

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    nothing cool
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    is this a rampant problem in places? I've driven trucks for many years and never had a tail gate stolen, nor heard of a tail gate being stolen.

    I've seen people post putting hose clamps on the hinge, and other things.
     
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    About as rampant as the infamous bedmat theft pandemic of the late 90's leading some members to permanently bolting theirs into the bed!
     
  6. Jun 16, 2015 at 12:59 PM
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    Same here, I've never heard of a tail gate getting stolen. I'm damned glad I live where I do.
     
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    Ive never worried about this.
     
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    A heavy duty plastic wire tie will do the trick. :thumbsup:
     
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    ChiefManyWrenches

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    I added a hose clamp to mine just for simple peace of mind. I have never had anything stolen off or out of any of my vehicles but usually things like that are crimes of opportunity. Most people don't walk around with tools in their pocket.
     
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    Leave it at home .
     
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    Seems tailgate theft has gone up with the advent of backup cameras etc. Some videos online about how they can be gone in 15 seconds, so usually a grab and run deal. The hose clamp and also doing washers on the cables if you don't take your tailgate off is enough in most cases to make them go elsewhere. Never had an issue with my Tundra, but it pretty much lives in the hills. The Pro got the tailgate stuff as it spends time in the city.
     
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    Step tubes,Window tint, HomelinK rear view mirror, changed the entune image screen Rear Differential Breather Relocation Extended AC condensate hose KB Voodoo tailgate cap Redline Tuning QuickLIFT ELITE hood lift system.
    That would work.
     

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