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Taco Tailgate Theft Deterance

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Rickochet, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Jun 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    Country101

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    Just do the antitheft tailgate mod. I did mine in about 2 seconds. NOBODY is going to steal it. There are litterally hundreds of ways to do this that take no time at all.....


    Just scratch the crap out of it...... I used a trailer hitch for mine. Heck, sometimes people will even do it for you for free if you hang around walmart parking lots and such!
     
  2. Sep 7, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    Great Idea, a little WD-40 to lub the locking mech as routine maintanence should keep it fine and those cables probably cost less that the "Gate Keeper".
     
  3. Mar 14, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    DAMN! Tailgate Thieves...... i'm going to secure mine now. Thanks for the info.


    Update: Picked up a pair IDEAL Turn key clamps for mine tailgate for security measures LOL. Got them a little big cause thats what they had at O'reilly auto parts (IDEAL size 28) going to chop a little piece cause it does scratch the paint with the extra piece. These clamps work well.

    Ive heard the market in Texas for tailgates its big but i live in Cali but just you never know.
     
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  4. Aug 29, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Bought a set of key hose clamps from autozone for $3 on the way home from work. Put a layer of double thick electrical tape down first and then put the clamp over it.

    Hopefully the crooks don't wise up and start carrying around a key for these things.

    a quick note for future hose-clampers: i didn't realize the hose clamp only works on the passenger side of the tailgate—you can only use one; the other size is different.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2013 at 5:18 AM
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    Not sure what year your Taco is but I put clamps on both sides of my '09. Same size for both on mine. I later learned that you only need it on one side. Anywho, I later put a Pop & Lock lockable tailgate handle on mine and don't need the clamps but left them on for added security.
     
  6. Aug 30, 2013 at 5:47 AM
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    I bought my dad this Masterlock tailgate lock for his 05...it says it doesn't fit Tacoma but it does:
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  8. Aug 31, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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    that's what i meant to say...the way you said it makes more sense.
    but yeah, i started putting a second one on the driver's side, then realized it does no good on that side.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    that looks pretty good to me.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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    ^A prepared thief with the correct torx bit and a Makita (or a big wire cutter) will not be slowed down by this.
     
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    I tried that but the washer presses against the cable and doesn't let it mov as it should.
     
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    E-Z Clamp (a turn key worm gear hose clamp) from Autozone with removable plastic handle which tightens/loosens the clamp. It surrounds the pivot point of the tailgate. About $3.50 for a pair. Works beautifully. I drilled a hole in the removed plastic handle and carry it on my keyring. I think it would be nearly impossible to remove the clamp without the handle as there is no possibility of unscrewing the clamp nor would pliers work.
     
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    thats awesome !!!
     
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    I had no idea the tailgate was so easy to pull off. Considering the backup camera, I decided to go ahead with the keyed clamp.

    Thanks!
     
  17. Aug 6, 2016 at 1:18 PM
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    Don't trust that too much:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/stolen-tailgate.429777


    A better solution might be this:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/tailgate-anti-theft-device.428094

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Aug 6, 2016 at 3:57 PM
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    I figured, for $2.99 it was better than what it was for now. At least it'll deter all but the most determined. Did that guy mention if he used a regular house clamp or a keyed one?
     
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    Layers people, layers......clamp of choice, gatekeeper bracket over it, popnlock, cable washer mod, tonneau cover & a garage......with lead (led not leed) dispensing system to back all that up.
     
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    i bought one, works great!
     

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