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We still prone to cat theft?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 07SpeedwaySport, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Jan 20, 2011 at 6:17 AM
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    07SpeedwaySport

    07SpeedwaySport [OP] Senior MoFo'ing Member

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    I have owned a few of the older Tacos and had a catconverter stolen once, sold my truck the next weekend as-is. My friend got his stolen once too, he went the aftermarket route and welded one in

    I know it is a big problem here in Northern Virginia. I was in a commuter lot on a rainy Wednesday on the 'nice' side of town.

    Are the 2005+ cats just as prone to theft? I havbe not gotten under to see how easy it is to saw out...and i don't know the 'street value' so I am not sure how prone they are....Anyone had one stolen?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2011 at 6:30 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Any vehicle that sits as high off the ground as Tacomas do is prone to cat converter theft.

    Pretty easy to saw out. It's happened to a few members.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    Does insurance cover this? I'm guessing yes but would like to hear from someone with first hand experience.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    Yes. state farm offered to pay for it, but I have a 500.00 deductible. I went to BAP imports and installed it myself. I think the cat was like 300.00 or so. Mine was an 98. I have since bought an 08'. But it's an issue throughout the counry. Some areas worse than others.

    Hope it doesn't happen to you. He was "kind" enough to unbolt mine and save me the Sawzall pain.

    Azbackcountry
     
  5. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    Crapface sawed mine on the ole 96 taco I had. I had to get a front pipe, cat and midpipe. Sold the truck as is.

    I know all cars that sit high off the ground are prone, but tacoma and 4runner had it the worst....i guess my question is, is it still the same?
    Should I drive my Passat to the metro lot when I need to?
     
  6. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    The cats are still pretty exposed on the '05+. You can "discourage" would-be thiefs with one of those covers available on the web, or install a full-coverage skid plate (like Budbuilt) in the transmission area with security bolts.
     
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