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    Default Locking Tailgate Handle

    Hey everyone,
    I searched through the forum looking for answer for my question. I have a 2008 Silverado without the locking tailgate handle, can I buy a locking one and just swap them out? I know that they sell those locks that go under the handle so it won't open, but I kind of wanted the stock style, does anyone have any ideas on this? As always, thanks!
    Dave V. -- Riverside, California
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    1971 Chevrolet Chevelle 350ci V8 engine with 500+ horsepower (Still Under Construction)

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    I had the dealer put one on when i bought my truck.They threw it in for free but i think they are $75.00 up here in Canada at the dealer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbomber View Post
    I had the dealer put one on when i bought my truck.They threw it in for free but i think they are $75.00 up here in Canada at the dealer.
    I will have to ask my dealer, its funny how many things that I should have said to them when I originally bought my truck. But you know, I was super excited just to get my truck, the seats could have been filled with cow crap and I wouldn't have even noticed. Hehehe
    Dave V. -- Riverside, California
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    1971 Chevrolet Chevelle 350ci V8 engine with 500+ horsepower (Still Under Construction)

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    I hear you on things i should have said before i purchased my truck like certain options i missed out on that i would love to have now.
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    Awesome, I guess I would just have to get my lock coded to my truck key. That's a pretty good price.
    Dave V. -- Riverside, California
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    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8Liter V8 engine 2WD w/Kenwood Double DIN CD/DVD Player
    1971 Chevrolet Chevelle 350ci V8 engine with 500+ horsepower (Still Under Construction)

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    Yep and there's not much to installing them, my brother and his friend did his and from start to finish he said they did it in about 3 beers .
    2007 Silver Birch Metallic Sierra Classic SLE Crew Cab Z71
    Line-X bed liner
    Putco box rails
    Truxedo Lo Pro QT box cover
    Cloud-Rider grill inserts

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    hotrodking86----I got a dealer one installed .same as some others here ----keyed alike to match my
    ignition key...works well, and don't need an extra key...I paid over 80 bucks though to get it
    installed, but figured if they screwed it up instead of me (HAHAHA) then they would have to replace it.
    Silverado Crew.....4.8 L

    ---Pendaliner BoxLiner and Side Rails....Van and Truck World
    ---Reese Adjustable Step Down Trailer Hitch....Van and Truck World
    ---PUTCO chrome eyebrow Mirror Covers.... Van and Truck World
    ---PUTCO chrome Bowtie 3rd Brake Light Cover....Van and Truck World
    ---DeeZee TailGate Assist ....Van and Truck World ( now Action Car and Truck Accessories )

    ---Westin Series side steps....Apple Auto Glass
    ---TRIFOLD rear soft Tonneau....Apple Auto Glass

    ---Chevrolet Bowtie Mudflaps...GM Dealer
    ---GM Rear Wheel Well liners...GM Dealer
    ---GM Front Black Tow Hooks w Hloks
    ---GM Chrome Tailgate Handle/matching key-lock....GM Dealer
    ---GM Driver Information Center Upgrade...GM Dealer
    ---GM Front Tinted Bug Deflector...GM Dealer
    ---GM Chrome Door Handles....GM Dealer

    ---Better Built rear hitch step .... Lowe's !!!
    ---AVS Window VentVisors...Canadian Tire
    ---AVS tinted License plate covers....Wal-Mart

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