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Tailgate question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JONNY TACO, May 19, 2009.

  1. May 19, 2009 at 4:32 AM
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    JONNY TACO

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    I have heard how easy it is to steal the tailgate off a Tacoma. I'm think the wiring on a 2009 for the camera makes it harder. Am I correct or can it still be stolen easily?:(
     
  2. May 19, 2009 at 4:50 AM
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  3. May 19, 2009 at 5:17 AM
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    EXCELLENT- thanks- I'm off to Walmart.
     
  4. May 19, 2009 at 5:36 AM
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    If I was stealing a tailgate...a wire would NOT stop me.

    I have the hose clamp installed on my 2009 w/ camera.

    I also have the PopNLock ordered to keep the gate locked.
     
  5. May 19, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    I'm also waiting for the PopNLock. Who knows when that will be available?????
     
  6. May 19, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    If you look under the truck bed near the tailgate, you can easily disconnect the wire for the backup camera.
     
  7. May 19, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    Wait, how exactly is a hose clamp going to even remotely stop someone? I honestly don't get that. Hell pocket knives these days come with a basic flat and philip screw driver...

    I'll stick with my undercover.. not perfect but a hell of a lot harder to get through a locked tonnaue than a hose clamp.
     
  8. May 19, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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  9. May 19, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    x3

    If someone is frantically trying to remove a tailgate, they are going to panic when it doesn't come off and they'll move on. There are many other tailgates around town that they don't need to try and figure out.

    This $0.50 added security seems like a no-brainer to me. If you are really worried about it, you could grind down the nut so they can't get it off. If you need to get it off, a dremel to create a slot for screwdriver would be enough to get it off.
     
  10. May 19, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    I'll stick with my Gator Saver. Adds around 60lbs+ to the tailgate.
    Going to be hilarious when someone tries to walk off with it.
     
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