Originally Posted by d1zturbe3d
i have a couple friends that use the PopNLock tailgate locks and they say it works great. Just need to install it correctly. I am curious though, what did you mean by the "hookeye thing" ? never heard of it before.
well this may seem ghetto but it works..
i removed the top outer torx bolt that holds the plastic tailgate liner on each side of the tailgate.. just the top outer one.. and replaced them with a stainless hook eye loop with machine thread that matches the torx bolt thread. then i took a loop of plastic coated cable and looped it around each factory tie down in the rear corners of the bed.
then i took a caribiner or small thumb hook latch and attached it to each cable.
when i want to secure my tailgate, i simply hook the latch/carabiner to the eye loops on the tailgate. cheap, and effective.
ill have to post a pic.
it sounds hokier than it is.
i just guess i got a defective pop-n-lock. i farted around with it for like 3 hours before i gave up. i like my idea better anyway.. secures both sides wheras the pop-n-lock only secured one..