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Tuffy Tail Gate Protector

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lembowski, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Sep 17, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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  2. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    Has anyone used this before? Suprised there wasn't interest.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    Yeah I can see that, but you can get different bolt heads (stars, etc) to replace that for a buck. This just looks like the 1st one that is actualy made for our truck other than a simple hose clamp that shares a similar common head.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    i carry allen wrenches in my thief bag...

    i dont carry odd square head things...

    oh and the hose clamp with the special wing head for the square is like $2 not $23
     
  5. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    Cool you carry a thief bag

    As for the hose clamp mod, out of curiosity I took a pair of pliers and twisted and it it popped right off. That is the only reason I was looking for options. If a $2 item will save my $500 tailgate, great....if it doesn't well then the extra $21 is worth it.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    the thing is, a thief is going to try and grab the tailgate and lift it. if its got something stopping it they will look and see the clamp and move onto a easier target... they will not likely sit there and mess with it
     
  7. Sep 21, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    Yeah for the most part, but a friend of mine with a F150 had his gate taken with the hose clamp mod on it. I guess it matters who the thief is and how determined they are. The casual thief will walk away.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    gotta wonder if it was personal... or the vehicle was not parked in a public place
     
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