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Tacoma Tailgate thefts...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Kabogski, May 14, 2019.

  1. May 14, 2019 at 10:09 PM
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    Kabogski

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  2. May 14, 2019 at 10:15 PM
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    17" Black TRD rims Tacoma Stainless Steel Rear Tailgate Letter Inserts Brake light flasher Center LED 110v and 2-3amp USB plugs mod in back seat center 400w on all the time mod SSR-610-40 SumoSprings 32 INCH 180W CREE LIGHT BAR (5D ) AUXBEAM BedStep and Pop & Lock Power Tailgate Lock Blue LED glove box light (fix no light) Bed light Blue LED's Wired to turn on when Gate is opened Tempered Glass Center Touch Screen Protector Rear Camera anytime Navigation Bypass ( a must) Rexing V1 3rd Generation Dash Cam hard wired in OXILAM 912 921 LED Reverse Light 2000 Lumens TRD Pro Grill
    old news.. been talked about and there is a easy fix.

    Edit: just lock it, :locked: but i did install a pop n lock because i sometime keep power tools in the back, and for when i got out west to the red states and camp! :yes:
     
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  3. May 14, 2019 at 10:16 PM
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    JaCado

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    There have been a few guys in the OC area and the south bay that have had theirs stolen. I also see a few at my supply store that are missing theirs.
     
  4. May 14, 2019 at 10:18 PM
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    17" Black TRD rims Tacoma Stainless Steel Rear Tailgate Letter Inserts Brake light flasher Center LED 110v and 2-3amp USB plugs mod in back seat center 400w on all the time mod SSR-610-40 SumoSprings 32 INCH 180W CREE LIGHT BAR (5D ) AUXBEAM BedStep and Pop & Lock Power Tailgate Lock Blue LED glove box light (fix no light) Bed light Blue LED's Wired to turn on when Gate is opened Tempered Glass Center Touch Screen Protector Rear Camera anytime Navigation Bypass ( a must) Rexing V1 3rd Generation Dash Cam hard wired in OXILAM 912 921 LED Reverse Light 2000 Lumens TRD Pro Grill
    tailgate-theft-760x481.jpg tailgate-theft-2-760x587.jpg

    Less than 30 in my state , ill take my chances
     

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  5. May 14, 2019 at 10:21 PM
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  6. May 15, 2019 at 2:39 AM
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    Red ranges from 62 to 1,360...?

    That’s quite a range LOL
     
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  7. May 15, 2019 at 2:57 AM
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    Very interesting and informative charts. Kinda' explains why its a fairly often discussed topic here. I couldn't figure it out. Now I understand. :thumbsup:
     
  8. May 15, 2019 at 5:41 AM
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    I see a trend....
     
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  9. May 15, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    Removed the yellow floor mat sticker.
    Gen 3's have a lock. :)
     
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  10. May 15, 2019 at 5:53 AM
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    Removed the yellow floor mat sticker.
    To the point that unless it's a "red" state in the illustration, (mostly just TX and CA) tailgate theft is statistically insignificant.
     
  11. May 15, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    Quicksand with hood protector, color matching decals on tailgate latch, mudflaps, glovebox, and tailgate hitch cover.
    Agreed, in that this is old news and well documented in other threads. But once again, I will post the easy solution that at the very least, is a great deterrent. Here is my video:

    Simple safeguard for your tailgate!
    https://youtu.be/GJt4A_hCIrs
     
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  12. May 15, 2019 at 6:17 AM
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    Having spent most of my life in CA, this explains why most people around DC and WV look at me like I have two heads when I always make sure I lock my tailgate.
     
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  13. May 15, 2019 at 6:23 AM
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    I am in Northern CA, and I would have never thought about locking my tailgate if I hadn't see the video that "Robmotion" posted on Youtube, about tailgate thefts and his solution. I ended up getting the Pop&Lock power tailgate lock as well as I also did the hose clamp installation, which to me, was probably enough. But in thinking about the electronics in the tailgate, with the rear camera, and all it would take to replace the tailgate if one was stolen, I decided that prevention is certainly worth an ounce of cure. As Robmotive said in his video, [paraphrasing] a thief will open your tailgate, and unhook the side cables, then lift the tailgate off. Oh, and because of time considerations, he is not likely to unplug the electric cables at the bottom either, but he will cut them. SO when you find your tailgate stolen, you will need the new tailgate, camera as they don't come with the camera installed when replacing them, new wiring, and then you will need to PAINT it. You are talking 1000s of dollars to replace the tailgate like new! I had just never thought about it until Robmotive's videos. Then, just recently, I also saw the video on the news talking about tailgate thefts. Indeed too, most of the thefts are in Texas and California. So yes, at the very least, installing the $2 hose clamp in and of itself, is a great deterrent.
     
  14. May 15, 2019 at 6:29 AM
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    I have lived in Northern California and never heard of 1 person ever having a tailgate stolen. I've been driving for 21 years now, owned Tacoma's since 05 and have never locked my tailgate one time.
     
  15. May 15, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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  16. May 15, 2019 at 6:33 AM
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    I would think it's even higher with the camera in there.
     
  17. May 15, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    I grew up around the IE and desert and spent most of my 20's in LA so... yeah. Had mine stolen on my Ranger and took precautions on my first Tacoma. Now it's just old habits that die hard.
     
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  18. May 15, 2019 at 7:32 AM
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    Wait, so camera aside, why is stealing a tailgate a thing?
     
  19. May 15, 2019 at 7:39 AM
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    Typically it's an often-needed part to fix up damaged vehicles and they're not cheap new. Go to any junk yard and it's one of the hardest parts to find. When all it takes is opening the latch, releasing the tether, and pulling up at a 45 degree angle, it's an easy grab.
     
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  20. May 15, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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