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Saved my tailgate from getting stolen using a $8.40 part!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toyman69, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:17 AM
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    toyman69

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    It was the best $8.40 I ever spent.
    I woke up the other day and when I opened the tailgate and it slammed all the way down.
    Someone unlatched the cables as they tried to take the tailgate. I placed one of the hose clamps on the right side. I know there have been others that posted about this before but I thought it was worth it to mention it again. Here's the link if you want it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VAXCWO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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  2. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:19 AM
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    DrFunker

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    The far side.
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    Blais03

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    :ballchain: good work! well worth it!
     
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  4. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:41 AM
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    This should be everyone first mod! Hope the thief gets caught!
     
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  5. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:44 AM
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    nice, i did this long ago :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:50 AM
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    What does the hose clamp prevent from being done?
     
  7. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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    Being stolen.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:56 AM
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    Yeah I put on a year ago and forgot about it... Best thing I ever did...
     
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    Prevents the tailgate from being removed. You probably should get one. These tailgates can be removed in seconds. And lots of people damage theirs making the market for them high.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    Pop ‘n’ lock and the hose clamp is a good security combo, IMO.
     
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    Where did you have to pay $8.40 for a hose clamp?Should be $0.99 to $2.00 max most anywhere...
     
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  14. Mar 26, 2018 at 8:06 AM
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    Thanks for the reminder to do this already! Ordered just now.
     
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    Be aware that the same thief may be back with better tools - like a cold chisel for the clamp..... You can also use a piece of steel tubing that fits over the external dimensions of the hinge. has to be fitted by removing the hinge yourself - and then reinstalling with the 360º piece of tubing over the joint.
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    There is little chance that I'll be removing my tailgate - the back-up camera attachment / removal is a problemo I don't need.
     
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    Im paying for the amazing experience of using Amazon Prime and not lifting my fat ass out of my chair... totally worth the extra $7.

    BRB, I think I hear the door bell.
     
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  17. Mar 26, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    Yes I could have gotten it cheaper but I didn't feel like going to the store. I also didn't want a regular hose clamp I wanted one that had the " carded turn key" anyone usually has a screwdriver with them and by using this one just makes it a little harder for them to steal it..... I bought this one.. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VAXCWO?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  18. Mar 26, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    DrFunker

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    The far side.
    :rofl:

    :cheers:
     
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  19. Mar 26, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    Ha ha... Just seen this... Yes that was me...Lol
     
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  20. Mar 26, 2018 at 8:13 AM
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