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Watch Your Taco

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by Chief Tezz, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Jan 10, 2008 at 5:53 AM
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    Chief Tezz

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    I'm not sure how many of you already know this but...
    It has just recently come to my attention that there are folks running around stealing Catalytic Converters! :mad: For those who are not aware...the Converters are targeted for their platinum content! The theives can make up to $250 on one "Cat." ( It could cost upwards of $2000 to replace one)

    Also, It is my understanding that this crime can take as little as 40 seconds start to finish. Trucks and SUV's make easier targets due to the high ground clearance. SO...You may want to start paying more attention to where you park your truck. If you have to keep it outside you should look into a device called a "Cat Clamp". You can also check with your local welding shop and see about having some steel reinforcements installed.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2008 at 6:13 AM
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    TheMaster

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    Thank you Chief Tezz. Good to know stuff like this. I wonder if this is a regional problem or nation wide.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2008 at 6:33 AM
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    99TRD

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    That has been happening a lot here in Ohio. These guys are bringing a cordless sawz-all's and they can get through a small parking lot in no time.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2008 at 6:59 AM
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    lsocoee

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    That would be great! Insurance would effectively be paying for my long tube headers and 1 pair of high flow cats.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2008 at 7:03 AM
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    My experience is that you will pay for it in the long run.....but a great positive thought.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2008 at 7:08 AM
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    lsocoee

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    You should change your screen name to "Captain Buzzkill"
     
  7. Jan 10, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    That would NOT be great. Remember your deductible???
     
  8. Jan 10, 2008 at 8:43 AM
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    lsocoee

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    Alright, so it really is just a way to bypass my wife's veto power.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2008 at 10:41 AM
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    Oh, so you are not The President. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Jan 10, 2008 at 10:44 AM
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    I heard about this happening in So CAL on the news. Not sure whereabouts, but im being a little more careful.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2008 at 10:58 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I'm more along the lines of some secret agency that does whatever they want and hopes they don't get caught.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2008 at 11:21 AM
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    this is the first i've heard about this. thanks for the heads up Chief. how much platinum is in a cat? what would it be worth if taken out?
     
  13. Jan 10, 2008 at 12:20 PM
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    That's because you haven't been paying attention, you filthy born in the USA, American. How much platinum is in the pussy I don't know however, if you take it out my guess is the pussy cat will be worth nothing and you'll have to drink all night and for a few more days to get over it. Giddy up, silly boy. And did I tell you the Carolina Alliance totally sucks :mad:. Down with the Stupid Alliance.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2008 at 12:25 PM
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    :eek:
     
  15. Jan 10, 2008 at 2:36 PM
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    Wow, what a stupid rant.... you're starting to sound like danusa....
     
  16. Jan 10, 2008 at 4:22 PM
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    Really? I consider that a compliment. Woo hoo! You are so sweet but I still hate you.
     
  17. Jan 10, 2008 at 4:31 PM
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    This sounds familiar. Reminds me of home.
     
  18. Jan 10, 2008 at 6:35 PM
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    Chief Tezz

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    ndcouch, The Catalytic Converter ("Cat" or "Cat Con") contains a few grams of platinum (which converts Carbon Monoxide into Nitrogen Oxide).
    On the stock market Platinum can be found "noble metal", This will give an indication of the worth. These numb nuts can make quite a killing...when you figure the time it takes per vehicle times $250.
     
  19. Jan 11, 2008 at 5:55 AM
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    In the trailer, a red neck
    Preparing a turkey by breaking its neck
    Drunk on a beer and scratching himself
    Passed out on the Couch, nd himself
     
  20. Jan 11, 2008 at 6:14 AM
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    Hey Master, what happened to your Avatar?? It isn't spinning like it used too! !!
     
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