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Old 07-19-2022, 02:29 PM   #1
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They hit me at my office in broad daylight in a Surface parking lot between 11-noon.

Addison PD said I was their 4th call and they were all Toyotas.

What’s awesome is that there’s a 5-6 month lead time on parts.





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Old 07-19-2022, 02:37 PM   #2
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Man that sucks. Gotta get that under control somehow.
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Old 07-19-2022, 02:38 PM   #3
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That sucks!
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Old 07-19-2022, 02:38 PM   #4
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They hit my uncle in Houston about a month ago. He said it scared the crap out of him when he cranked it up the next morning.

He ended up ordering after market parts because the wait was so long for the Tundra factory parts
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Old 07-19-2022, 02:43 PM   #5
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Check out Rock Auto, for a replacement.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...converter,5808
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Old 07-19-2022, 02:44 PM   #6
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Happened to my Nephew's Tundra a couple days ago.
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Old 07-19-2022, 02:47 PM   #7
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Need to have there hands cut off
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Old 07-19-2022, 02:49 PM   #8
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Straight pipe it for the mean time, it’s gona be loud….
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Old 07-19-2022, 02:51 PM   #9
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Dang man, looking at those pipes, the truck couldn't have been more than a year old??? Definitely not a lot of miles.

Good luck, I hope these idiots get their hands chopped off.
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Old 07-19-2022, 03:00 PM   #10
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Dang man, looking at those pipes, the truck couldn't have been more than a year old??? Definitely not a lot of miles.

Good luck, I hope these idiots get their hands chopped off.
2019 w/30k miles.
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Old 07-19-2022, 03:00 PM   #11
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Paint high vis orange before you install your next one- They won’t steal it.
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Old 07-19-2022, 03:17 PM   #12
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Need to have their Heads cut off with the tool they used for stealing.
Fixed it for ya!

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Old 07-19-2022, 03:21 PM   #13
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Straight pipe it for the mean time, itís gona be loudÖ.
This, and just tune the cats out.
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Old 07-19-2022, 03:29 PM   #14
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My Tundra came from the dealer with skid plates installed covering the cat's. Said they had to start putting them on to slow down the trucks getting hit on the lot.
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Old 07-19-2022, 03:31 PM   #15
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Where the 02 sensors damaged? If not just straight pipe it. Might be a bit loud but shouldn’t be horrible.
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Old 07-19-2022, 03:32 PM   #16
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I did the catstraps.com
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Old 07-19-2022, 03:33 PM   #17
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Daaang with all the talk about them on here, I'm surprised you didn't get the plates. Sorry to hear that Alan..



That 4-6 month wait talk last year made me jump on the plates quick. Especially when I found out Desert Eagle Offroad was right down Teasley /Lillian miller from me.
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Old 07-19-2022, 03:47 PM   #18
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My buddy had his '21 Tacoma hit in San Antonio January, 3 months later got a new one and within a week it was gone again.
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Old 07-19-2022, 03:49 PM   #19
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I guess the Tundra cats more valuable or just easy to get?
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Old 07-19-2022, 04:34 PM   #20
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I guess the Tundra cats more valuable or just easy to get?
Easy to getÖ.
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Old 07-19-2022, 04:42 PM   #21
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Paint high vis orange before you install your next one- They wonít steal it.
I crawled under and painted some high heat white ***X's on my 2014 Tundra. Hopefully some deterrent.

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Old 07-19-2022, 04:44 PM   #22
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Daaang with all the talk about them on here, I'm surprised you didn't get the plates. Sorry to hear that Alan..



That 4-6 month wait talk last year made me jump on the plates quick. Especially when I found out Desert Eagle Offroad was right down Teasley /Lillian miller from me.
I had my truck last Wedneday at 4 Wheel parts for something else and came so close to having them put one on but they were too busy.
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Old 07-19-2022, 04:57 PM   #23
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I crawled under my 21 Silverado a few weeks back and my cat is tucked pretty close to the manifold. There’s no way someone can cut the top part of the cat. Maybe it was a good idea to get a 4 cyl turbo Silverado after all…
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Old 07-19-2022, 05:01 PM   #24
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https://catshield.com/collections/to...4x4-cat-shield


i put one of these on my Tundra to hopefully prevent it from happening
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Old 07-19-2022, 05:09 PM   #25
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Y’all are a lot more compassionate than me.

Sorry OP. You Might have to go to some of the CC theft deterrents I have read about here.

Like that above ^
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Old 07-19-2022, 05:11 PM   #26
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Just talked to a muffler shop and they can do aftermarket cat immediately with a5 year warranty. Thoughts?
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Old 07-19-2022, 05:17 PM   #27
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Just talked to a muffler shop and they can do aftermarket cat immediately with a5 year warranty. Thoughts?
Find out the brand and model they use then do some research.
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Old 07-19-2022, 05:28 PM   #28
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Just talked to a muffler shop and they can do aftermarket cat immediately with a5 year warranty. Thoughts?

Beats not have a drivable truck . I would do it . And still order a set of factory ones
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Old 07-19-2022, 05:39 PM   #29
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Beats not have a drivable truck . I would do it . And still order a set of factory ones
So $3800 x 2? Iím no mechanic or muffler welder so thatís installed.
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Old 07-19-2022, 05:55 PM   #30
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Dang man, looking at those pipes, the truck couldn't have been more than a year old??? Definitely not a lot of miles.

Good luck, I hope these idiots get their hands chopped off.

Nice straight cut as well. i have seen shops that could not cut that straight.
OP sorry for your troubles. Why does it always seem to be Toyotas.
Do they plate their Converters with platinum or something?
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Old 07-19-2022, 06:20 PM   #31
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So $3800 x 2? Iím no mechanic or muffler welder so thatís installed.
I have heard some issues with aftermarket cats. I would go OEM and get insurance to pay!
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Old 07-19-2022, 06:25 PM   #32
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So $3800 x 2? Iím no mechanic or muffler welder so thatís installed.
That's what mine cost when I had them replaced earlier this year.
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Old 07-19-2022, 06:36 PM   #33
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$3800 for a replacement? Ouch! Why are they being stolen at such a rapid pace? I know there is a market for them, must pay well to take a risk like that. I hate a thief!
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Old 07-19-2022, 06:55 PM   #34
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Id go with an OEM and just have a muffler shop clamp in a pipe until it comes in to make your truck quiet.
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Old 07-19-2022, 06:55 PM   #35
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Easy to getÖ.
And there are four.

Tundras are by far at the top of the list for converter theft.
Like Allan said, they know nothing is going to happen to them, so they'll do it in broad day light. They just don't care.

I keep postponing putting the guard on mine. I wanted to have one cut with either

"Your mom must be proud"
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"Not today f-er"

I decided against it when I figured they'd slash the tires or screw something else up for insulting them.
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Old 07-19-2022, 06:59 PM   #36
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Unfortunately when you don't punish criminal behavior and keep it profitable, it will continue.

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Old 07-19-2022, 07:06 PM   #37
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So $3800 x 2? Iím no mechanic or muffler welder so thatís installed.

Thatís insane . Check a1 auto or rock auto for them . Then see if you can get a shop to welt them in . Might say you some money
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Id go with an OEM and just have a muffler shop clamp in a pipe until it comes in to make your truck quiet.
Agree...
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Old 07-19-2022, 07:34 PM   #39
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Id go with an OEM and just have a muffler shop clamp in a pipe until it comes in to make your truck quiet.

Everyone suggesting this let me know where I can get illegal emissions work done on my 2019 Tundra with 30k miles on it.
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Old 07-19-2022, 07:36 PM   #40
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Ouch.... $3800 each is a lot of money... Don't know why the insurance companies aren't putting pressure on the auto manufacturers to make them much hard to steal.
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Old 07-19-2022, 07:48 PM   #41
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Everyone suggesting this let me know where I can get illegal emissions work done on my 2019 Tundra with 30k miles on it.
Do they do emissions testing in Texas?
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Old 07-19-2022, 07:54 PM   #42
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$ 3800 for 1… Toyota’s in on it!
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Old 07-19-2022, 08:02 PM   #43
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Everyone suggesting this let me know where I can get illegal emissions work done on my 2019 Tundra with 30k miles on it.
Any muffler shop with cash in hand and no receipt.... Come to houston ill take you to one.. Or go buy a pipe and cut it, slip it over and clamp it on.
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Old 07-19-2022, 08:16 PM   #44
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Wise County doesn't have emissions testing. Ramsey's Muffler shop in Bridgeport.
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Old 07-19-2022, 08:19 PM   #45
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Wise County doesn't have emissions testing. Ramsey's Muffler shop in Bridgeport.
Iíll call more shops tomorrow but I donít think it has anything to do with testing.
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Old 07-19-2022, 08:29 PM   #46
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Iíll call more shops tomorrow but I donít think it has anything to do with testing.
Why are shops not wanting to do it?
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Old 07-19-2022, 08:31 PM   #47
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Iíll call more shops tomorrow but I donít think it has anything to do with testing.
Do you have a local mechanic that you've used for awhile? If so ask if hed do it on the side. Or ask one of the muffler guys to do it on the side if they wont do it at work. Like i said i can drive down telephone road in south Houston and pass 4 in a row that would do it right then and there. But its also not in the rich parts they are in lower income areas
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Old 07-19-2022, 08:53 PM   #48
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Another one in the just straight pipe it for the time being column.

I betecha you can find somebody in Lewisville that would do it for a bit of cash.
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Old 07-19-2022, 08:56 PM   #49
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Go to the cat recycling place and buy one?

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Old 07-19-2022, 09:39 PM   #50
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Does insurance pay for replacements?
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