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Old 06-04-2021, 12:03 PM   #1
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I already posted this in bass fishing thread, but two catalytic converters were stolen yesterday at old school boat ramp on Aquilla.


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Old 06-04-2021, 12:12 PM   #2
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They getting bolder by the day.
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Old 06-04-2021, 12:15 PM   #3
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Sounds like a good spot for a bait car.


Last few times I been there, several meth heads cruising around on a golf cart.
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Old 06-04-2021, 02:49 PM   #4
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Sounds like a good spot for a bait car.


Last few times I been there, several meth heads cruising around on a golf cart.

Iíve always worried about it, because itís so secluded.


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Old 06-04-2021, 03:04 PM   #5
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Do you know what type of vehicle they were stolen from? I keep waiting to read a post about a couple of meth monkeys getting shot doing this.
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Old 06-04-2021, 03:07 PM   #6
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Not sure what model trucks, my buddy was fishing yesterday out there and was told about it. Just thought I would spread the word for those that fish out that way.


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Old 06-04-2021, 03:55 PM   #7
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I saw a video where South Carolina has made it illegal to poses a cat unless you can prove ownership. The scrappers are required to get an id with thumbprint and have a real place of business. Sounds like something Texas could adopt.
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Old 06-04-2021, 04:10 PM   #8
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I saw a video where South Carolina has made it illegal to poses a cat unless you can prove ownership. The scrappers are required to get an id with thumbprint and have a real place of business. Sounds like something Texas could adopt.
I wish they would do something like that here. It happens way to often!
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Old 06-04-2021, 04:15 PM   #9
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Dang was thinking of heading there in the am, now i'm skeered!
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Old 06-04-2021, 05:24 PM   #10
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Dang was thinking of heading there in the am, now i'm skeered!

Should be more activity at boat ramp on weekends to keep em away hopefully. But yeah itís got me skeered also.


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Old 06-04-2021, 05:26 PM   #11
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I saw a video where South Carolina has made it illegal to poses a cat unless you can prove ownership. The scrappers are required to get an id with thumbprint and have a real place of business. Sounds like something Texas could adopt.
I had to read that about three times....

A video posing as a cat?
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Old 06-04-2021, 05:38 PM   #12
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Kruppa, do you know, or can you find out, was it at the boat ramp parking, or the remote parking up the hill ?
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Old 06-04-2021, 05:41 PM   #13
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The heard I35 Gang uses the jaws of life and are in and out super quick.

My Brother bought a new Tundra...bought the protector plate from that guy in DFW... installed protector plate himself and got a welder to tack weld the bolts.

Good push MrKruppa
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Old 06-04-2021, 05:41 PM   #14
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I saw a video where South Carolina has made it illegal to poses a cat unless you can prove ownership. The scrappers are required to get an id with thumbprint and have a real place of business. Sounds like something Texas could adopt.
What???
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Old 06-04-2021, 05:49 PM   #15
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Mine were stolen off my 2017 Tundra right in front of our business location at 6:30 in the morning. Took them 3 minutes to do it.

What really sucks about this whole situation is there is a 60 day back order waiting to get them in. So I'm stuck waiting till July for my parts. I am having the protector plate installed as well.

$5600 to replace the cats.
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Old 06-04-2021, 06:13 PM   #16
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Wife and I just drove to and from
Florida. Noticed several broke down vehicles on the roadside that appeared to have had the converters stolen.


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Old 06-04-2021, 06:45 PM   #17
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Old School Rd ramp has always had problems. I hardly ever launch there. I mostly use the Dairy Hill ramp.
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Old 06-05-2021, 07:31 AM   #18
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Mine were stolen off my 2017 Tundra right in front of our business location at 6:30 in the morning. Took them 3 minutes to do it.

What really sucks about this whole situation is there is a 60 day back order waiting to get them in. So I'm stuck waiting till July for my parts. I am having the protector plate installed as well.

$5600 to replace the cats.
holy crap.
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Old 06-05-2021, 09:31 AM   #19
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Mine were stolen off my 2017 Tundra right in front of our business location at 6:30 in the morning. Took them 3 minutes to do it.

What really sucks about this whole situation is there is a 60 day back order waiting to get them in. So I'm stuck waiting till July for my parts. I am having the protector plate installed as well.

$5600 to replace the cats.
Wow, you got hit by thieves twice it seems. Good grief those are expensive for what they are. You can buy a used vehicle for that price.
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Old 06-05-2021, 10:00 AM   #20
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Unfortunately our liberal friends are more concerned about reducing the scrutiny at the polls than dealing with this issue or the reliability of the Texas power grid.
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Old 06-05-2021, 10:14 AM   #21
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Mine were stolen off my 2017 Tundra right in front of our business location at 6:30 in the morning. Took them 3 minutes to do it.

What really sucks about this whole situation is there is a 60 day back order waiting to get them in. So I'm stuck waiting till July for my parts. I am having the protector plate installed as well.

$5600 to replace the cats.
Why just not delete and tune it?
My friend did this to his tundra and it's a beast
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Old 06-05-2021, 10:23 AM   #22
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Kruppa, do you know, or can you find out, was it at the boat ramp parking, or the remote parking up the hill ?

Not sure if it was the remote parking area or not. I can see where that would be easier on them. This was during the week and the ramp hasnít been that full so Iím not sure. Iíll ask my buddies to see if they know for sure.


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Old 06-05-2021, 04:31 PM   #23
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Buddies got stolen yesterday fishing at the Trinity River !
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Old 06-05-2021, 04:43 PM   #24
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Why just not delete and tune it?
My friend did this to his tundra and it's a beast
I'm not paying for it. I parked where the company instructed us to park. So I am getting OEM back on my truck. It's the waiting part that stings.
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Old 06-05-2021, 06:49 PM   #25
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My neighbors Tundra was cut off a week ago at 3:30am..My buddy at work had his cut off at his dad's funeral.That's about as sorry as it gets.
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Old 06-05-2021, 08:35 PM   #26
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I saw a video where South Carolina has made it illegal to poses a cat unless you can prove ownership. The scrappers are required to get an id with thumbprint and have a real place of business. Sounds like something Texas could adopt.
When I sold the DPF off my last truck to a recycle business in Houston, they required all that and then some.
I also have the recycler ID with a thumbprint and photo.

Texas does require such things, the SCUM are getting around the rules/ laws as usual.
Until we as a society say enough is enough and force longer term prison sentences for criminals, these semi-petty crimes are only going to get worse.

To add to this -
My aunt and uncle just had the cat stole off their RV while vacationing out of state. That will put a pinch in your Vaca.
Funny thing is they vote with the side that pushes for bond / prison reform.... here's your sign.
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Old 06-05-2021, 09:47 PM   #27
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Old School Rd ramp has always had problems. I hardly ever launch there. I mostly use the Dairy Hill ramp.
I usually do as well but itís closed right now. Had to use the old school ramp and was a little on edge until we got back and all was well
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Old 06-05-2021, 10:43 PM   #28
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Buddy of mine was in Houston for work and got his stolen from his hotel. 2019 Tudra. 6000.00 to replace.
He was told it would take 3 weeks to get new ones from the Toyota Dealer.
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Old 07-26-2021, 02:32 PM   #29
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Just wanted to bring back to the top. They got my buddy yesterday at Aquilla
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Old 07-26-2021, 02:40 PM   #30
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They jumped the fence at my shop, and stole 5 converters off customer cars. The back of my shop is lit up very well too. Sad times we are in.
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Old 07-26-2021, 03:20 PM   #31
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Seems like a redneck observation point at Aquilla may be in order. Anyone up?
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:28 PM   #32
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I made a last minute decision not to fish Aquila Saturday. Glad I did and still have the catalytic converters on my Tundra.
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Old 07-26-2021, 08:45 PM   #33
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They would be upset when they crawl under mine, ain’t got one.
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Old 07-28-2021, 10:06 AM   #34
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We keep our gate open at the office for shipping trucks, UPS, and will calls. The came inside our fence at the office, stole 2 off the company truck around lunch time. Nobody thought anything of it as we have people drive in all day. Then they went around the front and tried to steal one off another employees truck, something spooked them. They came back the next day around 10 am and finished the job on the other truck. Both were Tundras. We got a license plate but I doubt much will happen to them. In Tomball.
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Old 07-28-2021, 12:04 PM   #35
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KW at desert eagle said that 4 people climb under the truck with sawzall’s with 2-3 lookouts. In and out in under a minute. He will have skid plates available next week if anyone is interested.
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Old 07-28-2021, 12:18 PM   #36
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We keep our gate open at the office for shipping trucks, UPS, and will calls. The came inside our fence at the office, stole 2 off the company truck around lunch time. Nobody thought anything of it as we have people drive in all day. Then they went around the front and tried to steal one off another employees truck, something spooked them. They came back the next day around 10 am and finished the job on the other truck. Both were Tundras. We got a license plate but I doubt much will happen to them. In Tomball.
I was just down 249 from Tomball when they got me. Poutous Auto Repair near Willowbrook (Kodiak on TBH) found a cat and got me back on the road in a couple days. Valhalla Shield in Cypress took approx. 6 weeks.

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Tundra owners - are they stealing the back 2 cats only or the front 2 as well??

Valhalla has a front guard and rear guard - do i need both, or would just rear be OK?
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:47 PM   #38
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I wonder if they are cutting the pipe before and after the 02 sensors? Either way it's likely the engine won't run without the sensor data and even if it does run it would be in open loop or limp mode. Most newer cats don't even have the precious metal like platinum in them recyclers are after so why are they stealing them?
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Old 07-28-2021, 06:38 PM   #39
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Tundra owners - are they stealing the back 2 cats only or the front 2 as well??

Valhalla has a front guard and rear guard - do i need both, or would just rear be OK?

They just got the fronts of mine so I only ordered the front shield. Back must be more difficult since they didnít get those.
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I was just down 249 from Tomball when they got me. Poutous Auto Repair near Willowbrook (Kodiak on TBH) found a cat and got me back on the road in a couple days. Valhalla Shield in Cypress took approx. 6 weeks.

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Old 07-28-2021, 10:08 PM   #41
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There are adds on CL all the time, "Buying Catalytic Converters", "Wanted Catalytic Converters".
Cash, must be able to provide ownership, will not take anything stolen lol.
Hopefully it's the Po-lice
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Old 07-28-2021, 10:29 PM   #42
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My wife's sister and her husband recently had theirs cut off their new motorhome while they were sleeping in it in Springfield, MO. Woke them up, but theives had it and were gone too fast to get caught. Police were excited to find a cell phone belonging to one of the thieves laying on the bumper of the rv. Opps!

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Old 07-29-2021, 11:18 AM   #43
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My wife's sister and her husband recently had theirs cut off their new motorhome while they were sleeping in it in Springfield, MO. Woke them up, but theives had it and were gone too fast to get caught. Police were excited to find a cell phone belonging to one of the thieves laying on the bumper of the rv. Opps!

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Old 07-29-2021, 01:18 PM   #44
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I would love for them to get the cat and dpf off my 16' super duty, it could stand a strait pipe and a delete.
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Old 07-29-2021, 07:35 PM   #45
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I would love for them to get the cat and dpf off my 16' super duty, it could stand a strait pipe and a delete.

I know a guy that can help to with this .
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Old 07-29-2021, 08:37 PM   #46
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Need to park one there every day and lay in wait for them. Then deal with them permanently.
Our "justice" system rewards thieves and drug addicts with slaps on the wrists and returns to business as usual. The police don't have a chance against the revolving door.

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