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Tailgate Lock by McGard

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by skistoy, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    skistoy

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    I don't see a Tacoma specific one yet but if the price is reasonable I'd get one. It looks way better than a hose clamp.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    yea i was concerned about that also

    but if you watch the installation video

    you can adjust it if needed for you truck.

    Plus it seems they have the same part number

    for all the trucks listed , so probably universal.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    Looks like a glorified hose clamp.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    I would agree

    but it has the key like the wheel locks

    so unless you have the key

    you cant just remove it like a regular clamp.

    Plus looks alot better
     
  6. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    I also agree with this, maybe if I had the extra cash, but I'll stick with hose clamps for now.
     
  7. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    I have the clamp right now

    But will be looking to upgrade soon

    may-be a nice x-mas present ?!!
     
  8. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    I think I'm going to pick one up. I'll search for a price. If it is like $20 then I'll get it.

    Edit: $24. Hmmmm. I still might do it.
     
  9. Dec 16, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    So what's it worth? And how much exactly is a tailgate worth. I'm thinking proper tool required for the job. Don't you think a thief will just go buy one then he has the proper key. Looks like a security Torx which are like not very rare.

    Where there is a will there is a way. I watched the video's. I guess better idea then a hose clamp. Slightly more difficult to remove then a hose clamp. A extra minuet or two. That might be enough time to look for a easier target.

    Better idea then what comes with the truck in the first place for sure.
     
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    I put the screw on my hose clamp far enough back that it takes an awkward angle with a screwdriver to remove it. It took me some time to screw it in, but if someone tries to steal mine, it will take just as much time and I figure they'll just move on to the next Taco. There is so many around where I am
     
  11. Dec 16, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    Its not a torx tip, or any other standard tool

    each key is different ( just like the wheel locks )

    and no other key will fit your application.

    and for 24 bucks,

    its well worth the price vise replacing the tailgate

    and rear camera
     
  12. Dec 16, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    If that is the case then that is the tool for the job. I could not seem to find that description. If that is the case then we need a group buy.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    A hose clamp works just fine. Even if a thief had a screwdriver in hand, he's not going to spend an extra 2 minutes trying to figure out how to unscrew the clamp. Most thefts involving car parts take less than a minute or two.
     
  14. Dec 16, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    I agree

    but better safe than sorry
     
  15. Dec 16, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Bully makes a tailgate lock .. That's what I use it's like $20
     
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    It looks good. Wonder where to get one locally or if you can only order online.
     
  17. Dec 17, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    I'm wondering if there will be a group buy and what the discount would be... Until then, a hose clamp would have to do.
     
  19. Dec 17, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    Hmmmm. Group buy sounds great on this stocking stuffer!
     
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    is it plastic? A pair of channel locks could snap that thing.
     

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