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prevent stolen cats

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by famousfernando, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:14 AM
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    famousfernando

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    whats up everyone i got my catalytic converters stolen last weekend and its goin to cost me well my insurance company $2642 but i have to pay 500 deductable i was just wondering what you some people here are doing to prevent this?
     
  2. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:17 AM
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    eordonez

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    Thats bad news man, i saw another thread about this about 2 weeks ago, maybe a kind of a skid plate could be helpful....
     
  3. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    I dont understand why this wouldnt fall under "comprehensive" with no deductible! How did they classify this?
     
  4. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:30 AM
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    yeah, people are starting to do skid plates over their gas tanks and cats.

    Best prevention is not having them. I've been tempted to get the URD y-pipe and keeping my stock y-pipe in the garage for emissions inspections
     
  5. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:33 AM
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    im not sure the paper say comprehensive and next to it says theft:confused:
     
  6. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:36 AM
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    thats a good idea but those urd y- pipes are kind of spendy
     
  7. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    I am leaning that way myself. As for the tank, I may wait until I get my secondary tank installed before dicking around with a skid plate for that. All of that is after the alarm system...
     
  8. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    Are they giving you a check?

    If so I would just buy a Y-pipe or Pipe Bomb, and use the rest of the cash for some cool mods for your truck. I would never spend that kind of cash on some Useless cats. No matter what you do, if a thief wants it bad enough he can get it, or even damage your stuff out of fustration.

    Loose the Cats and end the headache...:cool:
     
  9. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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    My Tacoma came with part theft insurance, exterior parts such as mirrors, mudflaps, wheels, etc has 40% off at the dealership if stolen, interior parts you pay about 5% deductible iirc of the parts stolen, but you have to show them police reports and stuff....
     
  10. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:47 AM
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    If it falls under comprehensive you shouldnt have to pay a deductible.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:56 AM
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    hmmm ill have to look into that thanks
     
  12. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:57 AM
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    really? is that through your car insurance or the dealership?
     
  13. Jul 3, 2008 at 9:00 AM
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    yeah they wrote me a check. and yeah i agrea if they want it they will get it but if you can slow them down a little and they make some loud noise in the process maybe you can catch them. and to me the cats are useless but DEQ says you have to have it:(
     
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    have some straight pipes welded where your cats used to be. Save the money until you need to have your emissions checked.
     
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    Your truck wont throw a CEL, so unless they physically check for cats your emmissions check would be a Go...

    Well, good luck with that.
     
  16. Jul 3, 2008 at 9:07 AM
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    no exhaust shop would do that i guess its ilegal but i might look into that urd ypipe how much do those run by the way and do the 02 sensors conect to them
     
  17. Jul 3, 2008 at 9:07 AM
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    thanks:)
     
  18. Jul 3, 2008 at 9:56 AM
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    Most people save money on their insurance rates by paying a deductable on comprehensive claims similar to collision claims. I have always had a small deductible of $100 on all comprehensive coverage. Some insurance companies won't offer no-deductible rates for comp and collision based on type of vehicle and/or driver and location.
     
  19. Jul 3, 2008 at 10:24 AM
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    How did they remove them and where was the truck parked when they were stolen?
     
  20. Jul 3, 2008 at 11:43 AM
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    they just unbolted it. i was parked in my appatment complex parking lot
     
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