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Tailgate Protection Mod - Show Me and Explain

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GuapOh, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    GuapOh

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    I've seen some people mention something they call a "hose clamp mod" to protect their tailgates from theft. What is this mod and can you show us a pic if you've done it?
     
  2. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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  3. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    Its in the 2nd gen cheap mod sticky. But basically its a hose clamp that goes around the round tail gate hinge.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    Look at that, ask and you shall receive!:D
     
  5. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    GuapOh

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    F*cking awesome. I love this forum.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    Snowman11

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    I just happened to snap a picture with my iphone when I did mine.
    hmmm I just clicked on the link, very nice, now my picture is useless!

    tailgate mod.jpg
     
  7. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    does it make a difference??:notsure: The pack I bought had two so I did both sides for the hell of it
     
  8. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    Andrew H

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    See build thread.
    its only needed on the right side where the gap is at.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    Washer mod and the hose clamp....

    2011-02-21 16.40.31.jpg
    2011-02-22 16.37.59.jpg
     
  10. Apr 21, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    Me too. I didn't realize the gap was not on both sides so I put 1 on each side since the package came with 2. Well, I guess I have a spare now if a need to replace and SAE #20. :rolleyes:

    Awesome 99 cent protection mod. So easy, it took about 30 seconds in the dark.
     
  11. Apr 21, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    Didn't know that
     
  12. Apr 23, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    I did both sides but happened to take the picture there.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    I think you mean that the driver side is the full cup. The gate lifts from the passenger side. It's in the manual.

    Frank
     
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