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Cat stolen

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tex, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 17, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    tex

    tex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My catalytic converter was stolen at work today. Dealer wants $2477 to replace. Does anyone have a spare they can sell me? 4cyl reg cab pre runner. I will post more later I am on my phone. Thanks guys.

    **UPDATE***Here are some pics incase anyone wanted to see. I was lucky enough that a co-worker got a really good description of some guys he saw in the parking lot driving up and down the each row. Of course they had temp tags on the truck. It happened between noon and 4:00pm. I took off early to take my wife out for her birthday and go to start my truck and it sounds like there is a Harley under my truck. I turn it off and knew from reading post about catalytics being stolen what had happened. I look under my truck and confirm. On top of this I also locked my keys in my truck. I have never done that and I am sure I was not think clearly at this point. They took the down stream O2 sensor that was attached but left the upstream. I am going to look over the thread on a deturant plate to try and keep this from happening again. My neighbors son in law is a sales manager at a local Toyota dealership and is going to try and get a discount on the parts. I also called TRDparts4you and is is just over $1500 for the pipe with the converter plus the O2 sensor. The $2477 price quote was with both sensors. My insurance company will cover it but I have to pay my deductable and take time out of my day and move my schedule around. Thank god I can work from home while I get this fixed.

    Pic of where the manifold meets the mid pipe.
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    Plug for missing O2 sensor
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    Pipe going back to muffler
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  2. Nov 17, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    would insurance cover that?
     
  3. Nov 17, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    ktmrider

    ktmrider Senior Member

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    how does this happen? sorry that sounds bad
     
  4. Nov 17, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    Old Soul

    Old Soul Well-Known Member

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    dam, sorry to hear that. might want to check the junkyards in your area for one. you get charged 2 grand so someone can get $20 worth of drugs, something does not seem right there
     
  5. Nov 17, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    fuck the cat. go get some pipe from autozone and just replace where the cat was
     
  6. Nov 17, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    uood8

    uood8 If You Search...You Shall Find.

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    tell that dealer to F off...the part itself that they want to replace is about 1200 bucks. so they want like a grand to R/R 4 bolts????

    go to a muffler shop and have them weld on a high flow cat for about 200 bucks.

    You might want to kick the service advisor in the nuts for even offering the service at that price.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    papabear050

    papabear050 Well-Known Member

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  8. Nov 17, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    bishtacova

    bishtacova Don't buy a Ford

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    Man that sucks. I hope they catch and flog the jack-hole that did it to you. Sounds like an idea for a new thread, any good way to secure it somehow?:confused:
     
  9. Nov 17, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    SubFrozen

    SubFrozen r00t

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  10. Nov 17, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    Dude, yeah...just get a normal cat and have it welded in. Maybe a high flow cat even; you might be able to get some performance gain out of it. This might be the best time to do a header mod if there ever was one.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    go straight pipes!
     
  12. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    Thanks for the replys. I think I have figured out how to get it fixed on the cheap but still done right. I will take pics and give more details later. Still on my phone.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    Crom

    Crom Outside...

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    I'm really sorry to hear about your cat being stolen. I am troubled by this disturbing tweaker behavior.

    Here is a nice thread from a fellow TW member ph16drive who fabricated a theft deterrent plate for his Tacoma. Check his thread out here: --> My way to stop cat theft

    Not only are our tacos a target, but large power utility companies are having to defend their infrastructure from criminals as well.
     
  14. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    On a four banger there is no cat near the headers.

    Damn people stealing the cats for the platinum. How does ones steal a cat, do they hack it off?
     
  15. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    I fucking hate theives!!!!! I'm so sorry that happened to you man, hope everyting works out okay :)
     
  16. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    jnoley07

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    on a 4 banger???:eek:
     
  17. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    t.hornstra

    t.hornstra Keep on Keepin' on.

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    When i saw this I Pictured a little furry kitten being stolen haha
    oh well.
     
  18. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    yep, with a sawzaw
     
  19. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    Yup, sawzall and about 30 seconds...

    the lifted trucks just make it that much easier....

    http://www.********.com/how.php

    stupid link keeps screwing up... but the site is www.********.com cat clamp . com no spaces... just trying to get the link to show up
     
  20. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    WhatThePho?

    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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