Pop and Lock Manual Tailgate Lock
The Perfect Tailgate Lock Solution for those without Stock Tailgate Locks
If you’re truck didn’t come stock with a tailgate lock, and you suddenly find yourself in need of a locking tailgate, then this is the perfect product for you. The Pop & Lock Manual Tailgate Lock upgrades your tailgate to make it lockable and it does so with style and affordability. For most applications, installation involves no drilling into metal. And the Pop and Lock is designed to match your OEM trim and tailgate handle. So if you’ve got a black tailgate handle, you’ll want a black Pop & Lock that matches it. Most applications involve a locking mechanism that is inserted into the tailgate handle and affixed using factory holes and a provided one way screw. For some applications a full handle replacement is necessary and provided instead of just the inserting lock. This full handle is designed still to match your existing trim. Designed to look like it belongs there, both versions of the manual Pop and Lock will be side mounted where the original tailgate handle was installed. All Pop & Lock tailgate locks are coated in either a black UV resistant finish or a custom chrome, designed to last. Two copies of the key are also included. The locking mechanism is raised to make it easy to use. And the Lock is super easy to install too, typically involving removing a bolt or two to remove the OE handle, inserting the Pop and Lock, and then putting the one way screw in and reinstalling the handle. For most applications, it really is that easy. If you need a lock on your tailgate because you don’t have one stock, this is the most affordable, easy to install, and most secure option available to date. The Pop & Lock Manual Tailgate Lock: protect your gear by locking your tailgate today.
Bullet Point Breakdown of the Pop and Lock Manual Tailgate Lock
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- Upgrades your stock tailgate to include a lock
- Involves no drilling for most installations
- Should drilling be required, you won’t be drilling into metal or corrosive surfaces
- Most installations involve attaching the Pop&Lock to your stock tailgate handle
- For some installs, a full handle replacement is required
- All Pop & Locks are designed to match your OEM trim and handle
- Available in UV resistant black coating and polish custom chrome as well
- Lock is raised for easy use and operation
- Insertable version is side mounted to give your handle an original look
- Designed to look like it is part of your handle, these locks look great and secure your tailgate
- Protects valuable goods and equipment stored under a tonneau cover with your tailgate locked
- Transform your non-locking tailgate into a fully functional locking tailgate with one simple installed product
- Covered by a one year manufacturer warranty
- The perfect solution for upgrading your stock non-lockable tailgate
- The Pop & Lock Manual Tailgate Lock: Secure your Truck Bed
Pop and Lock Manual Tailgate Lock
We’ve all been there. You bought your vehicle with a particular package for whatever reason, thinking at the time that you wouldn’t miss a particular feature. And then some time goes by, and guess what, you do need that feature after all.
For me, it was really all about powered items like locks and windows. I remember driving around a car with powered windows that kept failing because they had faulty motors for instance. And it was both expensive and a pain in the butt for me because when the motors went out, I’d have to take off the door to get to the motor, and what a pain, right?
So the next car I look into, it’s so important that I don’t have powered windows, because they’ve been such a pain in my butt. But guess what. A few months in, as I’m frantically rolling up a passenger side window all while flying down the highway doing 75 because it suddenly started raining on a cloudless day, you know what I suddenly wished I had?
Point is this probably happens all the time. Heck, the whole aftermarket industry is largely created on this function alone. We provide parts to upgrade and trick out your vehicle, giving you all the features you need, making it truly custom.
Now the Pop and Lock isn’t going to make your windows powered suddenly, but it will transform your tailgate.
So let’s say you picked up a truck with a particular trim package. And it could be that you really wanted some specific feature (or didn’t want one, like I did) or you wanted a particular color or maybe you just got a sweet deal on the pickup of your dreams. But come to find out, it didn’t have a tailgate lock.
And maybe out the gate this didn’t seem to be that big of a deal. I mean, you don’t really need a tailgate lock unless you have a camper shell, right? You thought. And you won’t need one of those, so who cares about a tailgate lock?
And then as time goes by, you learn about tonneau covers, and you pickup a sweet retractable or folding truck bed cover. And suddenly you’re able to keep all sorts of expensive and useful tools and equipment under your cover in the back of your truck.
But then you find yourself in a neighborhood or area you aren’t so sure about. Or maybe you just randomly decide to go out to eat. I mean, how often does this happen to you? Happened to me this weekend.
We were out running some errands, picking up a few odds and ends for yard work we’re planning on knocking out this week. And we’ve made our last stop. My truck bed is loaded up with upwards of a thousand dollars worth of yard treatment and equipment, and my wife turns to me and says something about stopping for dinner.
I’m not about to disappoint my wife, but I’m thinking thank the gods I’ve got that tonneau cover.
And after we park the truck at a nice restaurant, I walk back to the tailgate, and she pauses and looks at me, as though she’s gonna ask what the heck I’m doing.
Of course, I’m double checking that I locked my tailgate.
And once more, I wasn’t really in a bad neighborhood or anything. In so many ways, the ability to lock your tailgate and secure items under a tonneau cover is more about peace of mind than anything else.
And yes, I realize that if someone really wants to get in, they can use a crow bar or even a sledgehammer or knife to cut or bust up my cover or even the tailgate. Hell, I also realize my truck could get stolen off the street in front of my buddy’s house next Tuesday when I’m there for poker night. I get it.
But I’d much rather have the ability to lock my tailgate than not have it.
After all, much theft is a crime of opportunity, meaning if you see something easy to swipe, you take it suddenly and without much planning or thought. And all I have to do to try to prevent that kind of crime is take a couple seconds to make sure I locked my tailgate before I go in to eat my dinner.
But what if you don’t have a tailgate lock?
And that’s where Pop & Lock comes in.
When your stock tailgate just isn’t secure enough because it didn’t come with a lock, Pop and Lock has you covered. Whereas in the past you might have needed a complete tailgate replacement or to rig up some kinda hillbilly locking mechanism, today, you just need a simple, easy to install Pop and Lock manual tailgate lock.
This baby is easy to install too and requires no drilling for most makes and models.
Here’s how the Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock works:
The Pop and Lock is secured to your tailgate handle using stock holes and a provide one-way screw. This means you can’t easily remove the screw to get this baby back off. It also means you don’t have to drill or cut into anything for most makes and models of trucks. The Pop and Lock just sits inside your stock handle, mounted flush to the side, making it look like it is part of the original equipment that came with your truck off the lot.
When you turn the lock, it makes it so that you physically cannot move the handle to open the tailgate.
It is as simple and easy as that.
When the lock is off, the handle functions as normal.
Note that for some makes and models a full handle replacement is necessary. Also, you’re going to want to make sure you get the Pop and Lock that matches your stock handle, because the chrome Pop and Lock is gonna look out of place on your matte black handle… unless if that’s exactly what you’re going for. Then more power to you, bro!
The point is this product does exactly what it says it does and makes it easy to transform and upgrade your stock tailgate handle to a locking tailgate. If you’re looking to secure your truck bed and carry valuable equipment underneath, then this is the perfect product for you.
The Pop & Lock manual tailgate lock--upgrade your tailgate security today.
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