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Tailgate theft?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Galileo7, Sep 25, 2022.

  1. Nov 23, 2022 at 4:22 AM
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    willtill

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  2. Nov 23, 2022 at 4:55 AM
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    Sabellco for $110 is insanely overpriced
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2022 at 5:08 AM
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    Agreed. Get your tailgate stolen or your wallet stolen protecting your tailgate.
     
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  4. Nov 23, 2022 at 5:23 AM
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    Yeah but for peace of mind and it’s a lot cheaper than a insurance deductible. A wire hose clip just doesn’t cut it anymore.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:03 AM
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    okay so $110 for a sabellco or $135 for the OEM remote tailgate lock…the sabellco is hugely overpriced.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:07 AM
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    People say that, but it works. Tailgate Thieves aren't carrying a grip of tools, and they aren't going to spend the time trying to remove a hose clamp and risk getting caught in the act.
     
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  7. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:10 AM
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    Tacoma's and everything related to them is overpriced yet here we are.
     
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  8. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:13 AM
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    People say that, but it works. Tailgate Thieves aren't carrying a grip of tools, and they aren't going to spend the time trying to remove a hose clamp and risk getting caught in the act.[/QUOTE]
    Someone posted here tailgate was stolen with the hose clamp on and he regretted not getting the other lock

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  9. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:15 AM
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    Yup. Overpriced is relative to one’s value to having peace of mind
     
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  10. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:29 AM
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    Guilty

     
  11. Nov 23, 2022 at 7:35 AM
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    That's the first time I've heard of it not stopping the theft.
     
  12. Nov 23, 2022 at 8:59 AM
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    So if I manually lock my tailgate with my key I still need another lock?
    WTF - Cat thefts
    - Spare tire thefts
    - Tailgate thefts

    Time to hire a security guard everywhere we park. This is insane, time for old West justice like they did for horse thieves.
     
  13. Nov 23, 2022 at 8:59 AM
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    :cheers:
     
  14. Nov 23, 2022 at 11:03 AM
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    :facepalm:hose clamps DON’T keep your tailgate safe, you can easily break them off with a large flat head screwdriver in less than 10 seconds (try it!)

    The safest options are keep it locked, use washers to cover over the removable tailgate support cable eyes so they can’t be taken off, and use a hinge lock (Sabelco, etc.)

    Cable eye washer fix (put a small spacer behind the washer so the cable eye can still rotate):
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    Signed up just to thank community for bringing awareness to this, second third gen, no issue yet, but didn’t even know this was a thing! Locked tailgate immediately yesterday, first time doing so in either, hopefully parking by the cameras at work helps too…. I was more concerned with CAT/fuel theft since our fuel doors don’t even lock, WTF to the idiot thieves drilling hard working people’s tanks, had buddy get siphoned out of current gen Ranger while parked at boat ramp, and not supposed to be able to do so with their cap/system, at least they left enough for him to get to gas station, but if drilled, woulda been stuck and likely when trying to pull boat up ramp.

    I recall hearing about copper thieves electrocuting selves in copper theft attempts, surely somewhere one of these losers will create a spark while lighting their crackpipe or from the drill/bit itself, who is buying gas from these people selling out of the trunk of their cars like the meat thieves I once saw on wrong side of town lol people buying meat unrefrigerated from 80s hooptie trunk karma man
     
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  16. Nov 24, 2022 at 8:04 AM
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    That's what I have...works great!

    Just have to remember to take it off every now-and-again so it doesn't get stuck.

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  17. Nov 24, 2022 at 8:19 AM
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    is this the point where we start discussing how easy it is to break into a house?

    most houses are sided. many have only styrofoam behind the siding..
    sliding doors lift up and off the tracks.
    standard door jambs can be spread with any oem floor jack and a spacer like a cinder block...

    the point of the hose clamp is to slow them down. i use the hose clamp because if they want it, i'd rather lose my tailgate and file an insurance claim for just the tailgate than need to file for body damage because they screwed up the rest of the truck.
     
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  18. Nov 24, 2022 at 8:28 AM
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