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cat.converter stolen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tt98, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Apr 11, 2011 at 6:05 AM
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    tt98

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    a family member went to start his 98 4runner, woke the city. cat con. was gone.pipe cutter and 2 bolts on flange, probably took less then 3 mins. any recomendations on a replacement? dealer way to expensive
     
  2. Apr 11, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Check for universal replacements. Measure inlet, outlet, space required, Air injection or not.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    2 into 1 lighter adapter!
    We had the same scenario happen: Went out of town to find our cc stolen. Just got a new after market installed for 345.00 (dealer 1100.00). I'll check the part info and get back to you. Btw, We have a 95 Tacoma, 4x4 extracab, 2.7L.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 always tinkering

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    Unfortunately common problem in some areas.
    There are people building CC guards around theirs to deter them being stolen.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    Blacktacoma23

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    That sucks man!
     
  6. Apr 12, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    guy I work with had one stolen out of his 4runner in the parking lot at work, while he was there.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    Weld razor blades to it. Then at least you'll have some blood for a DNA sample.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    wtf is wrong with people?
     
  9. Apr 12, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    Perfect! now to just convince the police to give a shit so they can use the DNA...
     
  10. Apr 12, 2011 at 11:56 PM
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    that helps thanks
     
  11. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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    After you get a replacement have a shop weld a few pieces of round bar along the exhaust pipe to deter anyone from doing it again..
     
  12. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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    Found my receipt tonight, however the only info given was part#125jo-16. I'll ask them the brand, double check part#, and ask about your 98 (not sure of your engine size though). I got it 3/23/11 and passed smog with flying colors too!
     
  13. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:51 AM
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    SpazzyB

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    lmfao.
     
  14. Apr 13, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    2 into 1 lighter adapter!
    Ok, got some info for ya. Magnaflow makes a cc fo a 98 4runner with a 2.7L (installed with my shop for $300). Turns out mine is a Cartex, model 12530-16 for a 2.7L 4x4 (95 Tacoma). Hope this helps.

    p.s.
    I was having a laugh with the owner about ways to deter c.c. theft, and I mentioned the razorblade theory we were joking about in this thread. He told me it had already been tried! Apparently a thief got cut up while stealing an angry owner's c.c., sued the owner and freakin won in court (the thief got to keep the c.c. as well)! Only in California!..
     
  15. Apr 13, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    K&N intake and a flowmaster exhaust so far
    I bought a magna flow and had a muffler guy weld it on. I was hella surprised when it happend to me but I had fun for like a week on how loud it was
     
  16. Apr 14, 2011 at 1:39 AM
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    Let me guess...all of your cc's where oem correct? Thieves only want the oem cc because I guess there's platinum inside of it...they sell the cc to shops or recycle yard...I've heard they get $20-50 a piece

    So if yours get stolen don't get another oem one...my neighbors got stolen but not my dads 93 toyota pickup because my dads has a aftermarket one on it neigbors still had the oem one...
     
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