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Cat. Converter Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by surfsupl, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Jan 13, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    surfsupl

    surfsupl [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I live is California and their has been alot of thefts of cat. converters on Toyota's and Honda's. Seems the addicts around here are after whats inside them and making $40.00 off of them so they can get their fix. My question is, has anyone figured out a mod other than welding the converter?...

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 13, 2008 at 4:13 PM
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    In fact, see my post, I recently bought one and am in Cali.

    My neighbor, when I said I wanted to lift it, said it makes it easy for CAT theieves to take it.

    They had all theirs stolen on 3 trucks.

    They replaced with non OEM because they're not desirable.

    OR

    The other fix is to tac weld a bar acrossed it. Makes it difficult and they leave. They need to get it out in under 5 minutes. Sell 10 of them a day for $40,.... well, you get the picture.

    So, I'm going to the local muffler shop and having them tac weld a 1/4 inch bar acrossed it.

    You're basically going to live with this the rest of your life. If they need to be replaced, the just cut the weld off at the shop.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2008 at 5:21 PM
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    It's a messed up world we live in. :eek:
     
  4. Jan 13, 2008 at 5:40 PM
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    The world here in Cali is especially messed up.

    A bunch of theives, criminal, liars inhabit amongst the good folks.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    Never heard of a cat converter as a target although I see why. Where I live the old copper roofs are the target of junkies for $$.
     
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