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Tailgate hose clamps installed (two of them)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by CementKevin, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Jun 9, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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    CementKevin

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    So I put TWO hose clamps on my tailgate. Is it over-kill? LOL.

    At least it will be twice as difficult to steal my tailgate. Right?

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    Kabogski

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    Nope! Good to invest few dollars for a couple of grand tail gate.. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2018 at 1:27 PM
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    I used a clamp that takes a little square key instead of a screwdriver just in case.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    Wheels tires sliders LED fogs VooDoo racks tail gate letters bed liner - suspension on the way....
    Link me bro - great idea. The OP hose clamp = defeat in 30 secs.
     
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    Time to move to safer area
     
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    I picked it up in AutoZone, it has a little Square Key with it, will see if I can find a link.
     
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    The one with the key is probably a little more secure but can be removed easily with the right tool. One would hope the thief doesn't come to the crime scene with a complete tool box but who knows. Should also add the washer to the tailgate cable as described in the other thread. Edit: Not sure why the autozone link doesn't work but if you have a local store it's the same type of keyed clamp at half the price of Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ideal-Turn-K...&sr=1-5-catcorr&keywords=ideal+key+hose+clamp

    https://www.autozone.com/gaskets-an...s/hose-clamp/koehler-ez-hose-clamp/862123_0_0
     
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    I got ones with the little square tool one for each side. Figure it will take a little longer to steal it but will do the tailgate the same time they do the cat. converter
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2018 at 5:03 PM
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    If you'll adjust the clamps so the heads are down, where you can't see them when the gate is open, it will be harder for you to tighten them.

    And for a thief to remove them.
     
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  10. Jun 9, 2018 at 5:07 PM
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    Put some heat shrink over the phillips heads, heat it, pinch it together, and fold it over.
    Head not exposed.
     
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  11. Jun 9, 2018 at 5:44 PM
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    what size hose clamp?
     
  12. Jun 16, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    Ahhh. That makes sense. Thanks guys.
     

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