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Old 01-10-2008, 05:53 AM   #1
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Watch Your Taco

I'm not sure how many of you already know this but...
It has just recently come to my attention that there are folks running around stealing Catalytic Converters! For those who are not aware...the Converters are targeted for their platinum content! The theives can make up to $250 on one "Cat." ( It could cost upwards of $2000 to replace one)

Also, It is my understanding that this crime can take as little as 40 seconds start to finish. Trucks and SUV's make easier targets due to the high ground clearance. SO...You may want to start paying more attention to where you park your truck. If you have to keep it outside you should look into a device called a "Cat Clamp". You can also check with your local welding shop and see about having some steel reinforcements installed.
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:13 AM   #2
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Thank you Chief Tezz. Good to know stuff like this. I wonder if this is a regional problem or nation wide.
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:33 AM   #3
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That has been happening a lot here in Ohio. These guys are bringing a cordless sawz-all's and they can get through a small parking lot in no time.
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:59 AM   #4
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That would be great! Insurance would effectively be paying for my long tube headers and 1 pair of high flow cats.
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My experience is that you will pay for it in the long run.....but a great positive thought.
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:08 AM   #6
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You should change your screen name to "Captain Buzzkill"
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:37 AM   #7
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That would be great! Insurance would effectively be paying for my long tube headers and 1 pair of high flow cats.
That would NOT be great. Remember your deductible???
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:43 AM   #8
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That would NOT be great. Remember your deductible???
Alright, so it really is just a way to bypass my wife's veto power.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:41 AM   #9
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Alright, so it really is just a way to bypass my wife's veto power.
Oh, so you are not The President.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:44 AM   #10
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I heard about this happening in So CAL on the news. Not sure whereabouts, but im being a little more careful.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:58 AM   #11
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Oh, so you are not The President.
I'm more along the lines of some secret agency that does whatever they want and hopes they don't get caught.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:21 AM   #12
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this is the first i've heard about this. thanks for the heads up Chief. how much platinum is in a cat? what would it be worth if taken out?
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:20 PM   #13
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this is the first i've heard about this. thanks for the heads up Chief. how much platinum is in a cat? what would it be worth if taken out?
That's because you haven't been paying attention, you filthy born in the USA, American. How much platinum is in the pussy I don't know however, if you take it out my guess is the pussy cat will be worth nothing and you'll have to drink all night and for a few more days to get over it. Giddy up, silly boy. And did I tell you the Carolina Alliance totally sucks . Down with the Stupid Alliance.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:25 PM   #14
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That's because you haven't been paying attention, you filthy born in the USA, American. How much platinum is in the pussy I don't know however, if you take it out my guess is the pussy cat will be worth nothing and you'll have to drink all night and for a few more days to get over it. Giddy up, silly boy. And did I tell you the Carolina Alliance totally sucks . Down with the Stupid Alliance.
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That's because you haven't been paying attention, you filthy born in the USA, American. How much platinum is in the pussy I don't know however, if you take it out my guess is the pussy cat will be worth nothing and you'll have to drink all night and for a few more days to get over it. Giddy up, silly boy. And did I tell you the Carolina Alliance totally sucks . Down with the Stupid Alliance.
Wow, what a stupid rant.... you're starting to sound like danusa....
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.... you're starting to sound like danusa....
Really? I consider that a compliment. Woo hoo! You are so sweet but I still hate you.
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Alright, so it really is just a way to bypass my wife's veto power.

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I'm more along the lines of some secret agency that does whatever they want and hopes they don't get caught.
This sounds familiar. Reminds me of home.
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:35 PM   #18
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ndcouch, The Catalytic Converter ("Cat" or "Cat Con") contains a few grams of platinum (which converts Carbon Monoxide into Nitrogen Oxide).
On the stock market Platinum can be found "noble metal", This will give an indication of the worth. These numb nuts can make quite a killing...when you figure the time it takes per vehicle times $250.
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:55 AM   #19
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.... you're starting to sound like danusa....
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Hey Master, what happened to your Avatar?? It isn't spinning like it used too! !!
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