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Catalytic Converter Thieves

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bmxican, May 3, 2009.

  1. May 3, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    bmxican

    bmxican [OP] Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    So saturday morning as Im about to warm up my truck and head to work..i start it..and BAM it sounds like open headers. someone stole my catalytic converter. and quite frankly, it pisses me the FU** off. Thats money for the lift i was about to purchase that i have to use to replace it now!! has this happened to anyone? I need to contact my insurance..im sure the deductable will be cheaper than replacing the darn thing. Im sticking with oem..or should i get one of those hi-flow cats? By the way, I got to work late =]
     
  2. May 3, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Stick with OEM. This has happened to numerous people, especially in SoCal.
     
  3. May 3, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    Taco-NB

    Taco-NB MMMMM Taco's

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    Are you f'n serious?:eek:

    That's the first time I've heard of that.
    Holy crap. Makes you wanna kick some butt.

    Man ... I'm pissed and it's not even my truck.

    Hope they don't come back after you repair it. And if they do, I hope your there to kick the jack out while their under the truck. :mad:

    :cheers:
     
  4. May 3, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    bmxican [OP] Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    right on ya cuz its direct bolt on.
     
  5. May 3, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    bmxican

    bmxican [OP] Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    im just gonna convince my pops to trade spots for the garage haha im sure he won't mind after this
     
  6. May 3, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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  7. May 3, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    chris4x4

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    If it was just the rear 2 cats, it may be less expensixe to get an Doug Thorley Y pipe. Or have a local exhaust shop make a new pipe for ya.
     
  8. May 3, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    bmxican [OP] Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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  9. May 3, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    bmxican [OP] Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    I will check this out as well. thanks dude
     
  10. May 3, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    its just f---ing rediculous that people are stealing cats. i mean seriously, what happened to treating others as you want to be treated. let me catch someone stealing my shit, actually its probably better that i don't catch them!
     
  11. May 3, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    careful..lots of exhaust shops wont do a cat delete, espically in CA where emissions are so strict.
     
  12. May 3, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    Fortunately for him, the thief alrerady did the "Cat Delete". :)
     
  13. May 3, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    That's F'kup
    Damn scumbags trash a guys truck for a couple bucks of scrap.
     
  14. May 3, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    bmxican [OP] Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    All i know is..my front neighbor just got his stolen out of his t100 as well.. AHH!! It wouldve been awesome if i had a train horn setup underneath hooked up to an alarm system and went off when the guy/girl(who am i to judge) was unscrewing things. Now that wouldve kicked ass. Nevertheless, im sticking with OEM.
     
  15. May 3, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    how many cats do the 1st gen have? are 1st gen cats easier to take off than 2nd gen? i have a trd prerunner v6 and don't these have like 4 cats?
     
  16. May 3, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    I think yours has 3. 2 on the exhaust manifolds, and 1 after the Y pipe.
     
  17. May 3, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    someone did that to my 88' yota pick up I was pissed as F*#k :mad: - I still dorve it around everyone said it sounded like a damn airplane! straight piped it and didn't give a shit about who told me other wise! but i feel your pain bro :(
     
  18. May 3, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    bmxican [OP] Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    thanks man
     
  19. May 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    Isnt there a bit of platinum in these that make them desirable for theives?
     
  20. May 4, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Yeah, but not alot.
     
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