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THEFT PREVENTION CATALYTIC CONVERTER

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

  1. Apr 25, 2020 at 6:01 AM
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    Big tall dave

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    I’ve seen security cam videos of thieves stealing cats in broad daylight on busy streets.....

    Because of my old business, i’ve removed hundreds of cats before taking vehicles to the scrap yard. A sawzall with a new blade and a fully charged battery will cut through most exhaust pipes in seconds....

    Other than cat delete pipes or watching/securing your truck 24/7, custom skid plates that cover the cats are probably the only way to make the thieves move on to another target.....
     
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  2. Apr 25, 2020 at 6:29 AM
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    Aquatic Tacoma

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    And nobody hears that racket?
     
  3. Apr 25, 2020 at 6:32 AM
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    Now we are getting to the root cause of the problem... :boink:
     
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  4. Apr 25, 2020 at 6:45 AM
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    That's exactly why I got this plate. An ebay seller had a bunch of them a while back cheap. It's advertised as a cat anti-theft shield. I don't wheel and I live in a good area but we travel a bit and the peace of mind was worth it.

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  5. Apr 25, 2020 at 9:13 AM
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    You try to steal my CAT, i be like....
     

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  6. Apr 25, 2020 at 11:14 PM
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    This was just on the news in my neck of the woods a few weeks ago, Portland Oregon. Its a real thing.
     
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  7. Apr 25, 2020 at 11:15 PM
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    Is that the guy who speaks Russian but hes really not Russian, he makes some fun videos to watch. I'm surprised hes not dead yet from flying shrapnel.
     
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  8. Apr 26, 2020 at 12:35 AM
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    Just get skid plates and that should block someone pretty well.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2020 at 3:10 AM
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    f86sabjf

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    This is one of two . They got away with the first one . Total insurance claim was over $4,500 for cat pipes and O2sensors they destroyed on my Tundra . Done at work in a car dealership parking lot . That truck wasn’t even lifted .

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  10. Apr 26, 2020 at 6:02 AM
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    Up next will be tailgate theft
     
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  11. Apr 26, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    Freaking junkies trying to make a quick buck to feed their habits
     
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  12. Apr 26, 2020 at 8:13 AM
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    It is probably now not the only one, pandemic-stricken situation may widen the demographics.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2020 at 5:50 AM
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    This is already a thing here where I live. Was actually warned by the dealership the keep the tailgate locked so it won’t disappear.
     
  14. Jul 14, 2020 at 5:50 PM
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    Man some of you must live In some shady areas if you have a bunch of tweakers or your off the beat in path from civilization
     
  15. Jul 14, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    Come on man now be easy !
     
  16. Jul 14, 2020 at 6:17 PM
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    Just kidding on that but I know there are many areas that have alot of people with drug addictions and we just want to stop us from becoming a victim of crime and keep our property safe
     
  17. Aug 14, 2020 at 9:47 AM
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  18. Aug 14, 2020 at 9:49 AM
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  19. Aug 14, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    Wait there is people stealing those ... lol car insurance should cover it . I wouldn’t worry about it. Your more likely to have a tailgate stolen . Oh snap time to weld your tailgate .:ballchain:
     
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  20. Aug 14, 2020 at 10:40 AM
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    Do you live in the Ghetto or Compton,California,then yes you need to be worried.
     
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