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Tacoma locking gas door

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Fkthatsht, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Mar 18, 2017 at 1:52 PM
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    Fkthatsht

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  2. Mar 18, 2017 at 1:56 PM
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    That's pretty neat, but there's a reason locking gas doors don't have a place you can pull on. I imagine it wouldn't take much force to overcome the plunger or just bend the gas door entirely.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM
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  4. Mar 18, 2017 at 2:02 PM
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    It's just a deterrent against "casual" tampering. Just as "easy" to drill a hole in the fuel tank. ;)
     
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  5. Mar 18, 2017 at 2:15 PM
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    ^More concerned about sabotage, pouring sugar down the filler neck, etc.

    And most fuel tank skids don't have side coverage. ;)
     
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  6. Mar 18, 2017 at 2:28 PM
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    I kinda liked the key locking gas door that was on my old 2000 Tacoma. That video looks like it could work as a deterrent and send the little thieves to the next vehicle.
     
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