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Tacoma in Magazine Article

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05PreRunner, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Jul 12, 2008 at 6:23 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    Hey everyone. I just found this in a magazine, figured i'd scan&upload and see what you guys think. Check it out:
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  2. Jul 12, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    This magazine article makes things worse, its telling all the cat theives how easy it is to steal the converters out of our tacos!
     
  3. Jul 12, 2008 at 6:52 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    X2! They need to be telling people that the BEST converters are on Corvettes, Ferarris, and the like!
     
  4. Jul 13, 2008 at 5:36 AM
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    Reaally...is $100 really worth the effort to steal one of those?
     
  5. Jul 13, 2008 at 6:10 AM
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    I guess if you think smoking crack is a life.:mad:
     
  6. Jul 13, 2008 at 6:18 AM
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    I have so many other things of value to worry about this is pretty far down the list .
    Glad I do live in the land of west coast where this seems to be going on a bit more .
    It did say only some special scrap yards want that stuff.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2008 at 6:41 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I think the Police need to set up a sting opperation at one of these scrap yards and nail them when they bring them in.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    Funny story.....a couple of months ago a couple of idiots got busted selling used aluminum siding to the local recyclers. They were pulling the siding off of a vacant home in town that was being "demolished", or so they told the neighbors. They actually had the whole house stripped in a few days by the time anyone caught on to what they were up too.......
     
  9. Jul 13, 2008 at 9:41 AM
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    They still catch a few every year around here trying to sell aluminum irrigation pipe out of farmers fields.
     
  10. Jul 13, 2008 at 10:28 AM
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    it was on the news last night. I'm glad they only showed under a cavalier, but I can't help but think "what's the point of reporting if nothing can be done to protect yourself?"

    Here's the conversation b/n my wife and I
    Me: This has been happening a lot to Tacomas.
    Wife: What?
    Me: Stealing catalytic converters.
    Wife: What's a Cadillac Converter?
    Me: it is a pollution thing. It costs at least $1500 to repair.
    Wife: Well, how do we prevent it?
    Me: we could do a custom plate and mount it underneath it.
    Wife: what else?
    Me: we could install exhaust pipe without the cat and bring out the original when it is time for emissions testing.
    Wife: :yawn: Maybe.

    This is a small victory for me. I'm finally getting some approval to get some performance mods.
     
  11. Jul 13, 2008 at 5:15 PM
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    Just dont see much of this on the news?

    Maybe they (crooks) areonly that hard up in Cali ?
     
  12. Jul 13, 2008 at 5:21 PM
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    You may spend $50 on gas driving around looking for cats to steal.
     
  13. Jul 14, 2008 at 4:07 AM
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    People die in convenience store robberies for the same amount of money or less. A crack head with a hacksaw is safer than one with a gun.
     
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