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Old 12-16-2003, 09:38 AM   #1
jgaffney
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Default Bed Extender Lock System ?

How do you prevent someone from stealing your bed ext.? ive seen them with big cables and a pad lock ,there's gotta be a better way!
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Old 12-16-2003, 05:26 PM   #2
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I haven't bothered with trying to secure mine. I see another Baja on the road maybe once a month at most. That will change only slightly, given the lack of advertising Subaru has done to market the new BajaT.
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Old 12-17-2003, 10:25 AM   #3
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So long as you keep the tail gate up, they can't get the bed extender out without lowering the gate. If you have the alarm system, lowering the gate sets off the alarm. I haven't tested it, but I think it's the pulling of the handle on the gate that trips the alarm so if you lock the straps on the bed extender to the gate like you're supposed to, unless they cut the straps, they'd have to pull the handle to get the extender off still, which would trip the alarm.

That's all I know of to keep someone from stealing your gate (short of cables and a pad lock, as you mentioned).
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Old 12-17-2003, 01:54 PM   #4
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I played with my tailgate at lunch. It turns out that the handle does not trip the alarm. So that would not be an effective method of "Securing" your bed extender.
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Old 12-17-2003, 02:33 PM   #5
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Default Baja needs a locking tailgate...

like that found on the Ford F-150 and others.

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Old 12-18-2003, 12:11 AM   #6
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I was under the impresssion that the bed extender is the exact same one as the one on the nissan, ford, mazda, etc... At least that is what a (an sleazy salesman at a sleazy dealership) told me, but I guess that I should take it with a grain of salt. I haven't asked a repitable dealier and salesperson yet.

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Old 12-18-2003, 09:29 AM   #7
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Originally posted by BajaNut
I was under the impresssion that the bed extender is the exact same one as the one on the nissan, ford, mazda, etc... At least that is what a (an sleazy salesman at a sleazy dealership) told me, but I guess that I should take it with a grain of salt. I haven't asked a repitable dealier and salesperson yet.

Ben
They look the same, but probably each one is a slightly different size to fit each model.

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Old 12-28-2003, 02:25 AM   #8
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they are the same. That is why I don't leave mine in my Baja.

It is adjustable for width and is held on with just 4 bolts.

I wish they were a Baja only part. I am looking for a way to secue mine also.
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Old 12-28-2003, 07:30 AM   #9
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I have security upgrade, and it did trip the alarm when I lowered the gate without unlocking the car. Flimsy beep, beep, but it was an alarm system kicking in. Now, when I look at the options list, security system for tubo is different - so maybe they changed the configuration with turbo model? This alarm won't "prevent" the crocks from stealing it, but it'll beep if one tries to do so - if someone hops on the bed, then snatches the extender and run with it, then it won't do much...
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Old 01-13-2004, 11:22 PM   #10
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Default Bed Extender lock

Heres one way you can do it.I took some flat peices of metal about a inch wide and thick as nickel.Tappered one end so it would just fit in the slot where the extender goes,drilled a hole in the other end and then painted and installed them.Use the upper mounting bolt to the bracket to install the locks.Now with the metal plates blocking the holes the extender can't be lifted up. Its cheap and easy to do and not that noticeable.
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Old 01-14-2004, 09:12 AM   #11
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Noble idea! You should patent it - seriously. Or suggest SOA (giving up rights, but may help them come up as an option). Thanks for the idea!
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