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Makes me feel sick seeing this

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Juan's Taco, May 22, 2018.

  1. Jan 23, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    unixadm

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    I do miss that ECT button - I loved that button! I put a fake one in the 2015 for placebo effect! haha! Considering a PRO and getting rid of the 2nd Gen and 15 Explorer. The 3rd Gen is nicer to live with (test drove a 19 PRO this weekend). It was noticeably better than my prior 2016. Also looking at a 19 DCLB Tech/Premium in Cement.

    I do have those new JBA control arms sitting in the garage...… :)
     
  2. Jan 23, 2019 at 10:25 AM
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  3. Jan 23, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    Yeah no kidding, and although they have good prices, knowing they got these parts at no charge, still angers me;)
     
  4. Jan 23, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    Muddinfun

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    Look at it this way. The fleet company would have to pay 1 of their employees to run an ad, deal with flaky buyers, and then after finally selling the tailgate, they would have to pay income tax on the money received. Better to just walk away and not deal with it.

    Now, the truck cap place see's lots of trucks. That's their only customers. So, a guy pulls in with a truck with a bent tailgate. "Hey, we've got a nice tailgate for your truck in the correct color. Are you interested?" If they can put a little extra money in the pizza and beer fund, I'm all for it.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    I put the hose clamp on, I also tack welded a washer in the cable end so the cables won't come off but still swivel, I know what your thinking, what if I need to remove the tailgate.
    Well, there are torx bolts that can be unscrewed, tweekers usually have a screwdriver for the hose clamp, but they never have torx bits. Besides, I've had trucks off and on my whole life and can't think of a time I ever took a tailgate off, just MHO
     
  7. Jan 23, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    How you figure ?
     
  8. Jan 23, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    More than likely they won’t steal it. My tailgate before my accident was the same way and was never stolen. But once I got a new tailgate from my insurance I hose clamp it right away.
     
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    Wow amazing
     
  10. Jan 23, 2019 at 7:57 PM
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    If in the background of the pictures there was wercked cars and in a car lot yes I agree. But pictures look like in someone’s garage.
     
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  12. Jan 24, 2019 at 4:59 AM
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    If he didn't get it a year ago, he's not going to get it now.
     
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    Honestly, Looks like typical Craigslist and a typical garage. When I deal with wrecked cars/trucks - these items are popular to scavenge - especially when you're dealing with side/ frontal impacts. You do have a good point as well, but then again - the chop shop world is huge so nothing really surprises me....
     
  14. Feb 11, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    I did the quick, inexpensive antitheft clamps to my tailgate after see this thread and others like it! Cheap peace of mind.

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  15. Feb 11, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    Just two days ago at my hotel I noticed my tailgate was half shut. Opened it up and the cables were unhooked, I know I didn’t leave them that way. The hose clamp slowed them down enough to save me. Bad part is, I’ve only owned the truck a week. I ordered the tailgate lock kit for next time when they are more prepared.
     
  17. Feb 11, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    How do they even unhook them. I've got clamps on mine but the gap is less than 1/4".
     
  18. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    DiamondW

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    I don’t guess I follow you, they unhooked the support cables but couldn’t lift the gate off thanks to the hose clamp so they left it.
     
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    Muddinfun

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    Uh, putting the clamp on the left side does nothing. I hope you put a clamp on the right side.
     
  20. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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    Or this20190209_170517.jpg
     
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