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Spare Tire Lock Recommendations

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Agro, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Jan 10, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    Agro

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    Just got my 2013 Tacoma 4x4.
    I've seen that some people say the OEM toyota lock is a piece of junk. Others say use a thick cable lock. What are you all recommending?

    OEM
    http://www.tacomapartsstore.com/2011-Toyota-Tacoma-Parts-and-Accessories/Spare-Tire-Lock-t

    CABLE
    http://www.amazon.com/Trimax-Trimaf...884289&sr=1-2&keywords=tacoma+spare+tire+lock

    My new truck :p
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    :::::EDIT:::::
    I just noticed I double posted, but nobodty replied to the first. Fine.
    I didnt mean to... hah
     
  2. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:24 AM
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    folmonty

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    Your new ride looks great Agro! Just checked my Toyota lock yesterday to find someone had tried to tamper with it which boogered it up and now unusable. So it did the job yet needs attention. I'd be inclined to go with the cable next.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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    Mine has a spot for a padlock, that locks the wheel to the little tray that drops down to the ground. I have it padlocked.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    Can you post a pic? I cannt find it on my 2011. Thanks :D
     
  5. Jan 11, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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    Yeah sure but it will not be until tonite.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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    Ok thanks bud !
     
  7. Jan 11, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    Here you go:y8ahe2u3_3baa2c868d44b4c18df8d3d1e029b29c32cd76cc.jpg

    I wrapped it in electrical tape to stop the lock from scratching the rim.

    It is a small lock that can be cut with bolt cutters-however-it will deter thieves for a little bit.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Thanks Fractured. I appreciate you taking the time to lower your spare and taking the picture . Much appreciated ! I dont know how you found this but that is a great spot for a pad lock.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    Huh thats cool! 09 dont have the pad lock spot... I dont store my tire underneath anymore anyways... Tip for anyone get some extra rubber and put it on the contact spots of the tire tjat touch the frame... When i took mine off it was almost threw my side wall of the tire... Just my .02
     
  10. Jan 11, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    No problem! Thats what this forum is for.

    I spent almost 10 years as a toyota mechanic, so I became very familiar with the way this company does things.
     
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