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New owner needs & frustrations

Discussion in 'New Members' started by wilsonAL, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Apr 28, 2017 at 3:15 AM
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    wilsonAL

    wilsonAL [OP] Member

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    I bought a '14 TRD Sport from out of state. It was delivered the morning I left to go work on a tugboat for 3wks. Needless to say I was chomping at the bit to see my purchase by the end of the my hitch. When I got home I realized that some shithead had stolen the driver side mud flap, bed compartment storage door and the license plate screws. WTF. These were there upon delivery, as my discerning brother checked it out when it got to town. His house has been targeted recently. His truck was stolen earlier this year. I hate a thief. So now I'm searching to replace these items. I'm looking at Husky mud flaps but in my ignorance I don't know what to purchase. The website asks for the sub model and gives the options of "base" or "prerunner"....I don't know what to put there. I will gladly entertain an offer or recommendation from you guys. Now on to the storage door, I'm looking into the mobtown option but if anyone has a spare stock door they want to part with then I'll take it. Lastly, for now, I have a tonneau vinyl trifold cover. Is there a locking tailgate option for tacomas and if so can it be keyed to match the truck key? Thanks for any help here guys.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2017 at 3:30 AM
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    Texas T

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    Ditch the flaps all together. There is a locking tailgate mod maybe just type in eBay or Amazon, same with the storage cover. Sucks all your shit was stolen just try and enjoy, you got one of the last good ones.
     
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  3. Apr 28, 2017 at 3:33 AM
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    Texas T

    Texas T Well-Known Member

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    As far as model goes choose prerunner, pretty sure base would be the 5 lug.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2017 at 3:39 AM
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    B.3

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    That sucks. The Prerunner is a 2wd Tacoma. I have never tried the Husky flaps, I have some RokBlokz on my truck that I do like though; the short versions provide some coverage, but don't reach down too far... I got nothing on the storage door; it seems like a random part to grab...The locking bed would probably be a good option, I am sure they are out there but haven't tried anything like that...Hope that helps.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2017 at 7:47 AM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko The LED Lighting Guy. MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    Welcome! Sorry to here about that. A spare tire lock is another good investment, some piece of trash could crank down 4 spare tires and have a set for free. :mad:
     
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  6. Apr 28, 2017 at 7:52 AM
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    Joe D

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    Welcome to TW man. Sorry you're having some issues with your parking spot but I bet the truck works out well.
     
  7. Apr 28, 2017 at 7:59 AM
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    NitroExpress

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    For the tailgate you might try:
    http://www.popandlock.net/power-tailgate-lock/toyota-power/PL8521 - This will lock automatically with your power door locks. I just installed one on my Tundra and will probably get one for my Tacoma. It's pretty handy to not have to worry about your tailgate and works great with a Tonneau.

    The cheaper options would be something like this:
    https://www.amazon.com/SaBellCo-200...rd_wg=7hSg2&psc=1&refRID=WYBEK2M5BKPM3V7622CR
    - I don't have any experience with one, but it's cheap and 30 second install.
     

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