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Tailgate was stolen on Labor Day

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SupremeMatt, Sep 12, 2022.

  1. Sep 19, 2022 at 3:28 PM
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    Eli0841

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  2. Sep 22, 2022 at 9:52 PM
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    Sorry to hear that. The thievery is real. I’d invest in an oem tailgate lock. $150 and easy to install. At least it’ll deter and make it harder for those damn thieves.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2022 at 10:42 PM
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    Corey Taylor and company taught us this, among other people..
     
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  4. Sep 26, 2022 at 6:57 AM
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    I'm not sure why Toyota doesn't come up with something. Seems like it could be simple engineering. Something besides just the locking tailgate... like a key lock in the truck bed that releases the hinge.
     
  5. Sep 26, 2022 at 4:10 PM
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    Frist the catalytic converters now tailgates nothing is safe anymore.
     
  6. Sep 26, 2022 at 4:25 PM
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    Did second gens have a key lock on the tailgate? If not, then my theory is that 3rd gen TW members picked up the idea to install tailgate theft prevention devices from 2nd gen, even though 3rd gens have tailgate locks.

    Because … turd gen. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Sep 26, 2022 at 4:32 PM
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    Second gens don't have tailgate locks. There are aftermarket options like Pop & Lock, but nothing OEM.
     
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    Any idea which truck was the first? I know none of mine did or any I drove.
     
  9. Sep 26, 2022 at 4:41 PM
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    Use these hose clamps... The plastic wingnut comes off, and a screwdriver or socket won't work on the left over stub... A pair of pliers WOULD work, but would be cumbersome and slow things down a tad more...

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  10. Sep 26, 2022 at 4:43 PM
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    Nuff said...

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  11. Sep 26, 2022 at 4:43 PM
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    What I use. You can vary the difficulty with orientation but it’s still just an inhibitor rather than preventor.
     
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  12. Sep 26, 2022 at 6:34 PM
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    My 2010 doesn't, then again mine is very bare bones

    Cats for me but yup
     
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    Yes, best you can hope for is it slows them down enough they don't think it's worth it... Make the "opportunity" less appealing and less of an opportunity...
     
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  14. Sep 26, 2022 at 10:04 PM
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    Said it many times, regardless of what one is concerned about being stolen..most thefts are crimes of opportunity. If someone wants your stuff badly enough they'll get it, but you mostly want to make it difficult for them to do so in hopes that they'll get on their way to find someone else to steal from.

    I'm the type that if I'm working on the truck in my driveway and go inside to use the bathroom I lock up and roll up windows. Sounds a little excessive but I've only had things stolen from my vehicle once in my life and that was because the locks didn't work; thus, I kept little of any value in there.
     
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  15. Sep 27, 2022 at 10:46 AM
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    Good point. I always hear stories of how people start their car to warm it up, then step into the house to grab something and before you know it, someone drove off in their car.
     
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    what happened? Hurricane?
     
  17. Sep 27, 2022 at 1:08 PM
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    Hurricane, crazy people, weather and it felt like it took forever to get anywhere. I hated it.
     
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    Yea, that state is long as hell.
     
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    And I loved across the street from a Publix and it was freaking half a mile from my door to their door. Makes no sense.
     
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