Best Tail Gate Lock???

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Best Tail Gate Lock???

Postby Rockrz » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:10 pm

Anybody know where to buy a good, heavy duty tailgate lock that will fit my 2003 extended cab?

I was wanting to get one that bolts in with the stock handle.
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Postby barch97 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:41 pm

I'm not sure about a locking one but there was a discussion a while back about replacing the handle. You might find more info there.

Before you do anything, have you replaced your tailgate cables yet? I wouldn't want to have to get into that mess more than once if I could avoid it. I don't know how much changing the handle/lock will effect whether or not a GM dealer will replace the cables for you but I wouldn't want to take the chance.


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Postby Rockrz » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:46 pm

I was looking for an aftermarket lock that you bolt in behind the OE handle. My handle is working fine.

I'd seen these before, but didn't know where to buy any that are high quality, heavy duty locks

I need to be able to lock my tailgate when I get my hard bed cover installed. You know, to keep the honest people out.
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Postby HenryJ » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:18 pm


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Postby Rockrz » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:47 pm

I found some with a dual bolt in ( http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts.aspx?partfamilyid=188 ) as opposed to the single bolt ins I've seen in other places that don't look as sturdy.

I'll probably go ahead and get this one, unless somebody knows of a more heavy duty product elsewhere.
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Postby HenryJ » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:55 pm

Pop n' lock , same as linked above.

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Postby Rockrz » Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:00 pm

Yep, this company seems to have two models of tailgate locks...one with just one bolt in, and another with two bolts.

I found several places online selling the single bolt, but was able to find the one with two. Or, at least the picture shows two.
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