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Dieselkiss 03-04-2010 12:54 PM

Bully tailgate lock install query.
 
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So installing a bully trunk lock.
If you look at the instructions it shows a protector plate. Now in the image the area for the protector plate is an 'outtie' and that plate stops people forcing the tailgate open.


If you look at the pics of my tailgate, that area is actually an innie and the same as having the protector plate, and if you look where I'm holding that protector plate it will just sit against the area of the bed that is already there.

So, really, it seems to me it will serve no purpose and I don't need to install that plate.
Would you guys agree? Or do you think I should install the plate?

Dieselkiss 03-04-2010 01:14 PM

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I also just realised something.

If you look at the plate install pic from the first post and then the lock install pic from this.....the lock is held in with one of the screws in the tailgate bed liner. Well, surely if somone wanted to steal the tailgate all they'd have to do is unscrew the screw and the lock would fall down? and voila.......looking at it now seems a little pointles unless I use one of the screws with the half head that only allow tightening and not unscrewing.

hemiv8dodgeram1500 03-04-2010 03:08 PM

i have a pop and lock one i feel it wont stop someone who is determined but it will slow them down mine james the handle when locked i dont know how yours works but it is probably the same way im not advising you because i dont know these things but mine never had that piece so i dont think you need it unless you want it

Dieselkiss 03-04-2010 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by hemiv8dodgeram1500 (Post 167311)
i have a pop and lock one i feel it wont stop someone who is determined but it will slow them down mine james the handle when locked i dont know how yours works but it is probably the same way im not advising you because i dont know these things but mine never had that piece so i dont think you need it unless you want it

Yea, in all honesty all the security in the world won't stop someone who's determined enough...it's the same with car alarms.

I did just take a look though and the screw that mounts the lock is actually hidden under the bed liner on the tail gate...so it actually isn't as easy as just unscrewing that....still might fit a torx bolt in there to be sure....anything to make it a little harder for them has to be a good thing....and I'm pretty sure I don't need the plates...I can't see how they'd make any difference to what is already there.

GTyankee 03-05-2010 07:26 PM

thieves don't usually carry a torx tool, or for that matter an allen wrench. no one carries a torx tamper proof tool, thats a torx type screw/bolt with a pin in the hole
http://www.aaronssecurityscrews.com/...roofScrews.htm
they are used on tv stands & wall mounted televisions

Dieselkiss 03-06-2010 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by GTyankee (Post 167992)
thieves don't usually carry a torx tool, or for that matter an allen wrench. no one carries a torx tamper proof tool, thats a torx type screw/bolt with a pin in the hole
http://www.aaronssecurityscrews.com/...roofScrews.htm
they are used on tv stands & wall mounted televisions

Thanks.:smiley_thumbs_up:


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