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THEFT PREVENTION CATALYTIC CONVERTER

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by WhiteHotTaco, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Jun 27, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    WhiteHotTaco

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    CAT.jpg It must be common enough that they advertise specifically for this problem haha. Dang tweakers!!
     
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  2. Jun 27, 2018 at 4:43 PM
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    Enough said when you mention Stockton.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2018 at 4:49 PM
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    :worthless:
     
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  4. Jun 27, 2018 at 4:58 PM
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    This is freaking absurd that this has to even be a consideration.


    I hate a damn thief.


    Too bad you can't get something that can be armed to shock the piss outa them.
     
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  5. Jun 27, 2018 at 5:03 PM
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    Hank Heel

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  6. Jun 27, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    Dammit Evie

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    I'd like to catch one in the act of stealing it will be the last thing he ever does.
     
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  7. Jun 27, 2018 at 5:11 PM
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    Anything can be stolen. It's just a waste of money and time at this point protecting your CATs. Let them be.
     
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  8. Jun 27, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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    I need to get a hold of @mesojdm and we could figure something out
     
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  9. Jun 27, 2018 at 5:18 PM
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    No but really, I don't think tree fiddy is that far off from what you'd get for 4 catalytic converters lol.
     
  10. Jun 27, 2018 at 5:56 PM
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    Isn't that the truth? We've been paying for car insurance forever it's about time they pay for something.
     
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  12. Jun 27, 2018 at 6:01 PM
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    Never enough
    Step 1: get out of Stockton lol

    Step 2: install skid plates. They reduce access to the area and have the added benefit of being useful for wheeling too
     
  13. Jun 27, 2018 at 7:33 PM
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    You know I thought the same but didn’t want to be rude or disrespectful...
     
  14. Jun 27, 2018 at 7:35 PM
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    Maybe these are the guys swiping them to sell back to you?
     
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  15. Jun 27, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    I know of a few taco owners who had their cats cut off. Big headache...

    My brother in law had his 2nd gen cat cut off. Statefarm replaced it with an aftermarket. It would not pass smog a few months after. Finally convinced Statefarm to replace with an OEM cat which was in the neighborhood of $900 if I remember correctly. Smog'd it after and passed with flying colors. Statefarm also had him sign a waiver that if it got stolen again, they would not replace a second one with OEM again.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2018 at 9:12 PM
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    Happened to me twice on my T4R. Once at my office and once at Walmart. I'm pretty sure they used a cordless Sawzall. 4Runners and Tacos are targets because they are easy to crawl under.
    Both times they cut my tailpipe, but didn't actually get the catalytic converter. Got the pipe welded back up at the muffler shop.
    A few years ago they started requiring an id to sell one. Thefts dropped way off after that.
     
  17. Jun 27, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    Seatbelt Mike says Converter Theft is one of the reasons it was moved too.
     
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  18. Jun 27, 2018 at 9:40 PM
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  19. Jun 27, 2018 at 9:40 PM
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    Beat me to it

    Emissions is the real reason. This change just was a bonus for theft reasons
     
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  20. Jun 27, 2018 at 10:44 PM
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    Sucks that it has to happen. Had one stolen from my uncle's gen 1. Sounded like a loud lawn mower and a PITA to fix since they cut it.
     
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