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Stolen CAT

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Mr.Fahrenheit, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Oct 29, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit

    Mr.Fahrenheit [OP] Dennis = sinneD

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    hey tw

    has anyone run into or know of someone's catalytic converter being cut off and stolen off their trucks??

    it just happened to my friends 89 p/u....just curious if its something i really need to worry about....:rolleyes:
     
  2. Oct 29, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yep. Happens alot. Hell, Im waiting for someone to steal mine so I have an excuse to build me a new exhaust. :D
     
  3. Oct 29, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit

    Mr.Fahrenheit [OP] Dennis = sinneD

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    haha

    love the "cant wait for..blank..so i can upgrade!!!"
     
  4. Oct 29, 2008 at 7:46 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Well, I figure if my Wife can buy a new purse any time she finds that she no longer has room in the "Old one" (which, by the way, is always the same size, and they cost more than my exhaust would), then I can mod my truck if something breaks. :D
     
  5. Oct 29, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit

    Mr.Fahrenheit [OP] Dennis = sinneD

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    agreed......love the same size purse crap....women
     
  6. Oct 29, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Ah, yes. But we love them. :D
     
  7. Oct 29, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i tell ya one damn thing.......................................

















    if someone stole my wife's cat....she'd be pissed!!!!:D
     
  8. Oct 30, 2008 at 6:02 AM
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    yeah it happens but there is not much you can do to keep it from happing
     
  9. Oct 30, 2008 at 6:33 AM
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    The material in them is worth big bucks right now.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2008 at 1:47 PM
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    Bob Loblaw

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    Scrap metal prices are tanking right now. Even the platinum in the cats isn't worth as much as it was just a few months ago. With lower scrap prices, this problem should take care of itself shortly.
     
  11. Nov 30, 2008 at 9:37 AM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit [OP] Dennis = sinneD

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    ^ yup last time i went they have dropped half the price per pound. used to be 15 cents now its 7 maybe even cheaper. took in 2300 pounds and instead of getting 300+ dollars only got 170......:( wont put my taco threw that again.........needed the money, sorry baby.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Dec 3, 2008 at 1:43 PM
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    skierpunk

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    Yep, it's happened to many people where I'm from, even in broad daylight. It only takes them about 2 minutes to unbolt the cat and rip it off. I feel a little safer now that my bolts are welded on.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2008 at 10:00 PM
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    Someone ripped off the cat from my father-in-law's 95 yesterday...what's with stealing the catalytic converter? Why do they take that specifically?

    Also, who has a decent priced replacement? Dealer wanted $1700 to replace it...
     
  14. Dec 4, 2008 at 10:26 PM
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    because of the insides man.......precious metals worth good street value for money to get damn drugs with. check summit racing..............they carry universal cats and also some high flow magnaflow cats also. $1700 is ridiculous!!
     
  15. Jul 12, 2009 at 11:13 PM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    You should take it off and sell it to someone who had it stolen then go out and get your new exhaust that way its a win win!:p
     
  16. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    Mine got stolen when I lived in Phoenix.


    Cost me $400 to fix....f*cking narks.:mad:
     
  17. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    I got like $6 for 1700lb last time :D
     
  18. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    It must be a pretty common thing, last week I was riding in my cousin's jeep and his rear U-joint broke, luckily close to a kragen, we drove into the parking lot got the part and began changing it in the lot and got rolled on by 3 cop cars. They said its been a big problem and they were a "task force" to crack down on people stealing cats. They had one cop from W.C. and another from Orinda along with the Concord PD so I'm guessing they weren't making any of it up.
     
  19. Jul 13, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    I got $116 on Ebay last year from my 89 SAAB cat. I am going to park mine in my garage now after hearing this crap!!!!!!!
     
  20. Jul 13, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    Damn, I never even heard of this in my area of the US.
     
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