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Old 01-17-2010, 12:50 PM
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Question Tailgate lock is it a good idea?

I saw a tailgate lock kit for my truck and i heard with the bad economy that people are stealing tailgates and tail lights from trucks so is a tailgate lock a good idea
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I think it's a good idea. I've known people to have tailgates stolen even the when the economy wasn't in the toilet.
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Yup, it's a good idea. Folks will steal anything these days.
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than ill get it thanks
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it's a cheaper method than what I did after having my tailgate and aftermarket LED lights ripped off. A locking tailgate beats a locking toneau cover and shaving a tailgate.
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Never anything in the back of me truck to steal. No cover as well. But its still a good idea if you ask me.
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Neat mod . Someone on here did a how to install , on their Ram .
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Never anything in the back of me truck to steal. No cover as well. But its still a good idea if you ask me.
I don't think they are worried about anything in the back getting stolen, the lock is to prevent someone from stealing the tailgate itself, usually to scrap the metal for cash.
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I have a tri-fold cover that's super easy to take off so I got the lock. Not to mention the tailgate and, yes the rear lamps. My father had his Duramaxx pilfered one night, they got the lamps and the tailgate. Dirty rotten bastards.....
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If you've never taken your tailgate off, try it and you'll see that someone who knows how to do it could rip you off in a few seconds. All you gotta do is unhook the two cables, lift, and run.

I think it's definately a good thing to add to the truck.
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