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Stolen Cat! Now what?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 18seeds, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    18seeds

    18seeds [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My truck was left in a parking lot for 2 nights. went to go get this morning and someone cut the cat out.

    Now what?

    What's this going to cost me?
     
  2. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    snikch

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    Wow man... sorry to hear. Damn thieves! :mad:
     
  3. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    ktmrider

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    pay a lot of money for new cats. or get long tube headers or a new Y pipe depending on where they cut the cats from
     
  4. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    ColoradoTaco

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    that blows no parking lot security..if its trd about 500 bucks plus install if your mechanically retarted
     
  5. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    Rodallg

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    Someone made off with my sons a couple years ago in front of out house. A stock unit costs a ton of money, or you can go to autozone a get one for $100.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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  7. Oct 30, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    -damn sorry to hear that man. i hate these freakin thiefs. karma will get them or already has, thats why they need to resort to doing something like this. this is the first time hearing about people stealing cats. usually its a stereo or something inside the truck. if you don't mind me asking, what city was this in colorado?
     
  8. Oct 30, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    Your insurance might help out. I think if you go to the dealership the bill could go as high as a thousand bucks...better off getting a aftermaket one.
     
  9. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    2blu4u

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  10. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    Get a dog:D.

    But seriously, that sucks:mad:. I've heard of this crap. I pray it never happens to me. Karma's a bitch. On a similar note, about a year ago someone stole my dad's rear driveshaft off his 89' 4Runner while it was parked in his driveway. Thank god for 4wd or he wouldn't have been able to go to work.
     
  11. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    Welcome to the club,,had mine stolen about 3-4 yrs ago.

    Some methheads with a battery operated sawzall,,hacked off my pass side mudflap,,so they could get at the cat easier and saw that off.

    About a week later, a local hospital security dude chased a guy out from the hospital parking lot. seen the guy laying under a car with a sawzall buzzing. the perp jumped into a flatbed truck with his buddy and made off.

    The back of the flatbed was full of cat converters. pretty sure mine was in there, or a good chance of it.
     
  12. Oct 30, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    don't mine me asking, but why? what are they going to do with it? resale as a cat use it for something else?

    I guess that will be my Que to get headers not cat and O2 simulator.......:D
     
  13. Oct 30, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    Put posters up around your neighborhood looking for "LOST CAT"? Don't forget to include a cute pic of your truck.
     
  14. Oct 30, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    Nirvana

    Nirvana I don't need you to tell me how good my coffee is

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    Catalytic converters contain a lot of precious metals they can sell to make more money than your run of the mill scrap metal hence why they cost a ton to replace.

    Sorry to hear man, been going on for years as far as I know but seems to go in streaks. Not too many people willing to crawl under a car I guess.
     
  15. Oct 30, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    Toyota cats contain more Palladium (extra clean burn) than most,,hence the thieves go for them, and why they are astrinomically expensive to replace.
     
  16. Oct 30, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    Any thing you can do to prevent or deter this like is done on tailgates with the hose-clamp mod, for example? If I saw someone lying underneath my truck, they better hope they've sold enough stolen converters to buy a new set of testicles.
     
  18. Oct 30, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    If you do a search on the internet you should come up with a couple of different locks for them. It's been a long time since I looked :eek:
     
  19. Oct 30, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    18seeds

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    It was at an industrial complex off 285 and santa fe.

    Apparently there is a lot of this going on. I called Stevinson Toyota and they said they had a number of calls about stolen cats up in the highlands area.


    Is there a TRD replacement? Might as well make this an upgrade.
     
  20. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    my suggestion just sell your stock headers...and get yourself some DTLH, URD Competition 4x4 y-pipe, and URD Exhaust w/Super Turbo Quiet Muffler...you will be a happy camper...the muffler helps tames the rasp down...:D
     
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