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Who has had their tailgate STOLEN? Or..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by patrickockander, Oct 28, 2009.

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Has your tailgate been stolen, or do you know somebody whose tailgate was stolen?

  1. My tailgate was stolen.

    1.9%
  2. My friend's tailgate was stolen.

    2.6%
  3. My tailgate AND my friend's tailgate were stolen.

    0.4%
  4. I stole somebody's tailgate.

    5.0%
  5. Knock on wood, I still have my tailgate, and I have an anti-theft device installed.

    41.6%
  6. Knock on wood, I still have my tailgate, but I don't have an anti-theft device installed.

    51.6%
  1. Jun 24, 2013 at 11:11 AM
    #361
    qdude79

    qdude79 Member

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    Debadged
    Just went out to look at how to secure my new '13's tailgate and found this:
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    [​IMG]

    I guess Toyota has addressed this.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2013 at 11:17 AM
    #362
    rbishopp

    rbishopp Well-Known Member

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    So far I've added an Advance folding bed cover and since removed it. Gave it to my son in Maine, he has an 05 2wd. GT perfect fit seat covers. Weathertech floor mats and window vent visors. Waag center brush/grill guard. Hose clamp tailgate mod. Turned off the seat belt chime. Added Ultra-Gauge. Trailer hitch. Softopper. Replaced sun visors with slide out style. Toyota bed extender. Had Firestone Destinations and now Michelin LTX AT2 in stock size. More mods to come; Fog lights, locking storage in bed, intermittent wipers. Now looking for Radio/HU upgrade. and maybe a lift way down the road.
    Anything in the manual ? Instructions on removing tailgate ? I'm wondering if the dealer did it.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2013 at 7:14 PM
    #363
    qdude79

    qdude79 Member

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    Didn't notice anything in the manual (though I wasn't looking for it at the time I went through it). Did notice this later on in the day, getting ready to wash the truck:
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  4. Jun 24, 2013 at 9:16 PM
    #364
    teamamerica

    teamamerica Get off your horse and drink your milk.

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    none yet
    i looked & mine does not have this.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2013 at 10:25 PM
    #365
    Hammer Slammer

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    What is that? Is that factory?
     
  6. Jun 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM
    #366
    qdude79

    qdude79 Member

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    Must be. Just bought the thing two weeks ago and I sure didn't put it there. Went out today to look at securing my tailgate, thanks to this thread, and lo and behold...
     
  7. Jun 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM
    #367
    Frogsauce

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    That looks better than the hose clamp mod!

    Related: Mine was almost stolen in the fire department parking area. Until someone saw the kid messing around with my tailgate. He ran. Hose clamps saved the day.
     
  8. Jun 25, 2013 at 3:27 PM
    #368
    mcdee

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    Looks similar to the Gatekeeper.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM
    #369
    Frogsauce

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    I had not heard of it until you mentioned it. I think I am going to invest in one of those and then strip out the hex bit. I have no need for removing the tailgate in a hurry.
     
  10. Jun 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM
    #370
    machineman89

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    Weather tech floor mats, fog light any time mod, derped front embelem
    i got that also.........wonder how much of a deterrent it is...:cool:
     
  11. Jun 26, 2013 at 8:30 AM
    #371
    rbishopp

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    Sounds like something my brothers would do to me or I to them. Do you have video recorder going in your lot. Ours is watched and recorded 24/7 and catches some great pranks.

    :notsure:
     
  12. Jun 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM
    #372
    Okeetee

    Okeetee I like the Anaheim Ducks

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    Damn Jay, that sucks!! Can you look back at the video surveillance? Did you have a hose clamp or some other theft-preventing device on your tailgate?
     
  13. Jul 3, 2013 at 12:28 PM
    #373
    robssol

    robssol @$%#TW!

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    I had a bag of sand in back, took off from a stop sign that bag of sand slid back and bent the tailgate! I could barely open it enough to get it off. Put it face up in the driveway and dropped a bale of hay in it. Flattened it back out with a dimple in the middle. They want it they can have it! Insurance will cover it and I'll make one out of stainless:)
     
  14. Jul 3, 2013 at 5:59 PM
    #374
    icallhertaco11

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    I got a small dent and paint scratch on mine, after hearing about how many are stolen I decided to not get it fixed and got the Pop and lock tailgate lock!:D
     
  15. Jul 8, 2013 at 2:28 PM
    #375
    Fletch

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    '13 tacoma dc, gry w/cam. i just put a plumbers strap around the passenger side deal-o that you pull off first to remove the tailgate. i'm talking about the male/female part that needs to be in that sweet spot before that tailgate goes anywhere. it'll at least slow them down, but it's def not full proof. i'd love to see the look on the guys face when he pulls my tailgate and bam..nothin!..it goes nowhere! :D:D ..hopefully he didn't bring tools :eek:
     
  16. Jul 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM
    #376
    SABAJA

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    I voted that as well, as a joke, because its stupid to have that on there as an option other than as a joke because I doubt anyone would answer that in all seriousness.

    I've never had a tailgate stolen. But I've had my spare stolen though. I'll be installing a lock for both however with this Baja for sure.
     
  17. Jul 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM
    #377
    SOSHeloPilot

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  18. Jul 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    adriancast

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    Added washers for more security.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Jul 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    adriancast

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    Plus Pop n Lock

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Jul 10, 2013 at 12:45 PM
    #380
    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    +1, I need to do that ASAP. Not many a-hole thieves keep torx bits handy!
     
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