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Stashing a spare key on the outside of the truck

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Madjik_Man, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Need some ideas...

    I go 4 wheel often in nice weather so I am weary of the magnetic boxes. I would like to hear what else others are doing out there.
     
  2. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    keep a spare in your wallet
     
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    Keep a window down or cracked enough to get your arm in so you dont lock your keys in..it cant be that common for the same person to do that over and over....I always roll my window down if Im going to leave and close the door
     
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    mount a small pelican box? they are durable and waterproof...

    I like to stash a key in the wallet on trips, dont like the keys on the truck...
     
  5. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    I use a piece of steel wire and lash it to the frame in a certain spot where it is out the way and can not be seen unless you know where it is or are looking really hard.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    Da fuq is a zip tit? :rofl:
     
  7. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    I like small wallets and there's no way a key will fit in mine.

    I'd have to have the window rolled all the way down in order for my guns to fit through :p

    Seriously though, it's more of a back up in case I lose my keys or something as well.

    And just a heads up, if someone reaches in and grabs your registration, they can easily steal your identity. That's what the savvy asshole crooks are doing these days
     
  8. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    i was just thinking with your '98 you could get a flat key (no rubber non-sense) but i may be wrong
     
  9. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    I like this idea.

    As well as exploring what a zip tit is :eek:
     
  10. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    That's what I had.

    Unfortunately I just had to have a new lock cylinder put in my ignition and the blank keys the dealer have these days have that rubber nonsense BS.
     
  11. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    On my dad's silverado we have a bolt welded to the frame and a key with a hole big enough to go over the bolt with a nylock wing nut holding it down.
     
  12. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    thats no good. i agree the zip tie is a great idea if u keep something on u to break it off
     
  13. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    Yeah, I'd just keep a pair of cheap dikes in the storage box
     
  14. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    ah, problem el solved'o
     
  15. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    Cool idea... but I don't have a hitch.

    And I know they thought of this, if I am, but if it takes seconds to install/uninstall without tools, what's preventing someone from removing the whole assembly from the hitch?

    I don't understand the "two bolts capture but (whatever) inside the hitch" concept
     
  16. Apr 9, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    yes, big burly women that make u look like a girly man
     
  17. Apr 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    Yeah.

    They don't mind the zip tits
     
  18. Apr 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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    i literally just :facepalm:and then :rofl:
     
  19. Apr 9, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    :D
     
  20. Apr 9, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    Inside your rear bumber is a good spot, I have had my truck for two years and just found one there when i changed bumpers...
     
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