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Toyota To Aid In Cat Thefts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ridgerunner, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I heard on the TV just now that Toyota is going to weld a flange to the cats on trucks and also they will inscribe your plate# on the cat itself. I heard this as I was doing radio stuff in the next room-but I think I heard they will also do this free of charge for those who already own trucks? Not sure about that you will have to call. But just putting it out there:)
     
  2. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    Spoonman

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    people steal catalytic converters?


    first ive heard of that.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    lotsoftoys

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    bunch of crap
    dude its a hot ticket here for some reason... i bet our shop has a truck or runner thats had the cat cut off in every week
     
  4. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    they're after the I think platinum and (vanaduim?) inside and trucks are the target because of ease of access
     
  5. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Vito Corleone

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    Yes, people steal catalytic converters all the time. The metals inside a catalytic converter are platinum and iridium, which are both very expensive metals. The thieves can cut a catalytic converter off in less than one minute if they know what they are doing. They then sell the stolen catalytic converter to a recycler for a couple hundred bucks. I work in the Service Department of a Toyota dealer and our dealer had more than 60 catalytic converters stolen in one night. Thieves always hit trucks and SUVs because they sit higher and are easier to get under.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    OffroadToy

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  7. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    stormtrooper37

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    huuuge here too they were doing it to schools parked at my high school last year at least 12 in a week
     
  8. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    jandrews

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    A good reason to get a set of these:

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    Is that it makes your cats almost impossible to steal.

    I would love to see some fuckup thief try to saw through an ATO skid with a sawzall.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    how much did that cost you
     
  10. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    We had 2 catalytic converters stolen off of a work van and F-150 that sit outside at night. They also stole the wheels and tires off the F-150.....but they repalced them with a new style rim and worn out tires. The only reason we noticed the wheels had been changed was because they forgot to tighten the lug nuts on one tire and when we were going to take the truck to the shop to have it repaired the front wheel fell off.......most bizarre theivery I have ever seen.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    Consider yourself lucky to be able to say that.
    Metal thieves, druggies are after the precious metals used in the cat for resale.
    Supposedly the OEM Toyota cat has a higher content of these metals.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    Full set of ATO skids is somewhere around 1000 IIRC...
     
  13. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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  14. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    Watch out when visiting scrap yards too. I know a few people that had theirs jacked while they were at the scrapyard looking for other parts. Take a look underneath before you leave.
     
  15. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    Did it mention if its only on new purchases or if they are going to help out existing customers? Or maybe where/when they are going to start?
     
  16. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    my 94 has had the cat stolen :(
     
  17. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    That might make them less desirable. Is this only in Ca.?
     
  18. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    You wont have to look at anything. As soon as you crank it up you will know it is gone.
     
  19. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    foxmotox7 We'll see said the zen master

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    ^^^^^^
    Good point
     
  20. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    iv herd through here and other places online about people getting cats stolen, but never from anyone local.
     
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