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Tailgate theft....How to prevent it....

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. May 30, 2016 at 3:47 AM
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    tomwil

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  2. May 30, 2016 at 10:36 AM
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    Though not easy, I was able to remove the steel epoxy out of one screw in 10 minutes.

    So to put it in perspective. I probably added 40 minutes of protection; two screws and the Tailgate locking device without epoxy for now.

    Next is the canary in the coal mine. :) I have the perfect electronic gadget for this. A small ITC 2.4ghz radio and a battery and switch.

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  3. Jun 24, 2016 at 11:25 PM
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    scleaf

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    Sorry for your troubles, v2.0 addressed the install and rubber issues you experienced plus we added some reliefs to the machined part to make it easier to install. Our goal is to give our customers a product we can feel proud and have a satisfied customer. Though your tailgate is still safe, if you are completely dissatisfied please contact our customer support.

    Version 2.0 available in our online store:
    https://sabellco.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=33

    Coupon "TC-FORUMS" still gets you free shipping at checkout.

    available on Amazon
    https://www.amazon.com/2005-2015-Toyota-Tailgate-Anti-Theft-Locking/dp/B01HBZDOI6


    available on ebay
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-2015-T...Theft-Locking-Device-v2-0-Black-/262498065785

    Thanks again for your support
     
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  4. Jul 2, 2016 at 8:49 AM
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    5150Bronco

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    Thanks for the write up and suggestions! Going to make this happen!
     
  5. Jul 8, 2016 at 11:07 AM
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  6. Jul 8, 2016 at 11:09 AM
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    It's obvious (to everyone but me I'm sure) but to me it looks like if I'm a thief, I just open the tailgate and screw the clamp off. What keeps someone from doing that?[/QUOTE]
     
  7. Jul 8, 2016 at 11:20 AM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    Nothing. But it'll take you a minute or two to get the clamp and tailgate off versus, instant off without the clamp.
     
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  8. Jul 8, 2016 at 1:12 PM
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    5150Bronco

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    I really think this type of thing is about making it harder for the sh*t bags.
     
  9. Jul 8, 2016 at 5:58 PM
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    scleaf

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    Yes it is about making it harder and adding time (the enemy to a theif) to being abe to remove the tailgate.

    Having a key is not good enough these days. It is about adding layers of protection. Thiefs are not smart after all, they steal these because it is easy and the can make a few bucks, while making our lives miserable.

    They are people that lack fundamental respect for others property and usually take something because it is there for the picking.

    I don't know what I am talking about but the thought sounded good:)

    Anyway this is my non thought out opinion
     
  10. Jul 19, 2016 at 4:44 PM
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    Exactly. Then you add in a few more minutes to remove the "washer mod" from each side and hopefully the dirt bag just moves on. Locking tailgate and cover helps as well. :)
     
  11. Jul 26, 2016 at 4:56 AM
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    This will help slow them even more so you can wake up, get your gun and get outside before they can get tailgate.

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    Also you might notice the cable washer mod on this page that keeps the cables from being released.

    Might not stop a fool with a bag of tools but someone just wandering around looking for shit to take off with won't be taking off with yours.
     
  12. Aug 13, 2016 at 3:30 AM
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    Got a email today from a fellow Tacoma owner's father stating his son's tailgate was stolen in Carson, CA this is about 5 miles from my house. They did not cut the wire they disconnected it while it was outside his friends house.

    I am sure many of you have one of these, but just in case you don't we adjusted the price on our website https://sabellco.com/store to $34.95 to match the price on Amazon and ebay. "TC-Forums" at checkout.

    http://www.dailybreeze.com/search?text=tailgate+theft+stolen&days=90
     
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  13. Aug 13, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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    I'm glad I just installed my pop and lock with no issues. Just in case!
     
  14. Aug 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM
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    If you have a manual Pop & Lock tailgate lock, we still suggest getting a GateDefender in case you forget to lock it. Amazon
     
  15. Aug 15, 2016 at 1:16 PM
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    tomwil

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    Will this work for a Tacoma?

    In the Amazon reviews, there seems to be an incompatibility.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2016 at 8:06 AM
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    Pop&LockLLC

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    It has been tested on multiple Tacomas and does fit. It is a snug fit while trying to put it on but once it's on you should be golden. Let us know if you have any issues!
     
  17. Aug 21, 2016 at 6:41 PM
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    Great content... thank you very much!
     
  18. Aug 23, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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    New owner....I didn't know stealing tailgates was a "thing"...I guess I'll be doing this simple fix this weekend.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2016 at 6:31 PM
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    Thank you for the well written/produced instructions. I am a new owner of a Tacoma. Well, I am old at 65 years and the Tacoma is a 2010 with 152,000 on the clock so "new owner" just means the Tacoma and I have just met.
    I did the mod as described. This fix is simple and should work well.
    Thanks you!
     
  20. Sep 6, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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    Good thing I stumbled upon this thread! I'm going to be making a trip to Walmart today and installing these hoses!
     
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