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2022 catalytic converter anti theft plate consensus

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by digitalwiz, Mar 28, 2022.

  1. Mar 28, 2022 at 9:20 PM
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    digitalwiz

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    I’m considering picking up the catalytic converter antitheft plate from taco tunes but before I do I wanted to see if the forum members generally have a favorite vendor and model for an antitheft plate to protect the catalytic converter.

    is there a “go to” plate? Are there ones to definitely avoid?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Mar 28, 2022 at 9:34 PM
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    Alot of them
    @Classy63 has a plate for the 22's. Highly recommend his products. :thumbsup:
     
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    The one ^ mentioned is Valhallas Shield. If you use the little magnifying glass emblem near the top right of the screen you can search this forum, you’ll find thousands of posts on cat shields.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2022 at 9:57 PM
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    digitalwiz

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    Yes thanks I did use the search at first but the results were all over the place. Thanks.
     
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  5. Mar 28, 2022 at 11:01 PM
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    Not sure you will find much (if any) on anything you definitely need to avoid…and much of the reasons they are all over the place is because folks are partial to one product or another depending on usage, price, material choice, thickness (ability to be used as armor as well as theft protection), ability for security bolts, etc…lots of choices.

    Some vendors are active on the forum and well respected like Valhalla shields and others like to support veteran owners (like talons garage for example) so it’s all over the place.

    Find one you think works for your need and go for it is what I say.

    Good luck
     
  6. Mar 29, 2022 at 7:11 AM
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    Definitely go with Valhalla's!
     
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    If I pull the trigger on a cat shield, it'll def be Valhalla's shield. He's active on the forum. I've also heard that Taco Tune's customer service is poo poo. I've never bought from them so take that with a grain of salt since that's 2nd hand feedback.

    If a guy is active on this forum and respected by the collective membership...that's about as glowing of an endorsement as I need to spend money with him.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2022 at 11:31 AM
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    Funny about TT support. I was chatting with them and it seems I've been ghosted. They just stopped responding. I won't assume the worst of them, maybe they had a technical glitch.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2022 at 1:05 PM
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    Ordered mine from Talons Garage. Good price and shipped in a day. Heavy duty 1/4” aluminum. Had them powder coated locally. Very happy.

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  10. Mar 29, 2022 at 1:36 PM
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    Welcome to the forum.

    There is a reason this forum will not let you post a link to TT.
    There is another thread about his plates, a few guys have been happy with them.

    2022+ Toyota Tundra - Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Plate - **** **** - Toyota Audio Solutions

    I have a set on order from Valhalla’s Shield - Catalytic Converter Theft Deterrent (valhallasshields.com)
    He is great to work with and he is getting them out as fast as he can.
    Although his website reads it can be a 4-week wait to ship, it's more like a 2-month wait depending on what he can get shipped out.

    I regret not buying them when he first started making them.
    I also regret not buying them the day my cats were stolen.
    BUT, he is supposed to be shipping the front plate this week and hopefully the rear plate soon, I ordered the end of January.
    Good and bad thing is, I still don't have my Tundra back from the dealership..

    On day 133 at the dealership waiting for catalytic converter parts..:eek2:

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  11. Mar 29, 2022 at 1:38 PM
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    133 days waiting for cats on your 2014 Tundra?
     
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  12. Mar 29, 2022 at 1:44 PM
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    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    Yep..
    One side was delivered in December, the other side has no ETA.
    My dealership has 22 Tundras, 6 Sequoias, and countless Piruis on the back lot waiting for cat parts.

    The only saving grace is that are paying for my rental 2021 Tacoma..
     
  13. Mar 29, 2022 at 1:48 PM
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    Damn. Really sorry to hear that. Given the amount of 5.7L Tundras on the road, I'm really surprised that the backlog is that bad for cats on the 5.7L engine.

    I don't ever hear much about cat theft where I live, but this really makes me think about pulling the trigger. My finger is hovering over the order button as we speak.
     
  14. Mar 29, 2022 at 1:56 PM
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    Mine were stolen while I was at work in the employee parking lot..:mad:
     
  15. Mar 29, 2022 at 1:59 PM
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    Damn. Alright. I'm convinced. I'll place an order, assuming it'll work. I shot him a question to see if it will work with the TRD Skid Plate.
     
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    Order today. I wish I would have ordered a few months ago too like @1lowlife was saying. My 2018 has been at the dealer for 63 days now. I went there a few weeks ago to check on it and there were 40-45 tundras, sequoias, and 4runners all waiting for cats. Probably more by now.
     
  17. Mar 29, 2022 at 2:25 PM
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    I must admit I have been procrastinating on this also and need to order before the weekend is out as this (Cat theft) is rampant in my area.
     
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    Thanks, the link you shared doesn't work. Like everyone else, I'll be placing an order.

    Edit: Order for the Talon unit placed. I like that it functions as a skid plate AND theft deterrent. That's what sold me.
     
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    So quick question has anyone heard of anybody getting their cats stolen with protection installed. Not that I’m questioning their ability I just know how bad dirtbags are when it comes to getting their fix.
     
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    I was wondering the same, but here in the SF bay area, there are professional criminals stealing cats like crazy. I lowered my insurance deductible to avoid a huge deductible hit, but that doesn't save me from having my vehicle undrivable for months waiting on new cats, so I'm trying to be proactive. Hopefully, they are pressed for time and quickly see that it'll take longer to get my cats than the pickup in the next driveway and move on.
     
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    I think I've read that it's happened to people with covers before. A lot of these criminals want to do these quickly so if they go under and see a cover, most of them will just leave alone but not all. These covers are just a deterrent, not 100% but I rather have these so that I'm closer to that 100% :)
     
  25. Mar 29, 2022 at 7:25 PM
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    Agreed 100% nothing is impossible for the truly determined. Just keeping most honest.
     
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    Yes seen plenty of his and others posts I just had a question about theft with protection.
     
  28. Mar 29, 2022 at 7:47 PM
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    I was replying to OP.
    To answer your question, haven't heard of any being stolen with the plates. But if a theif really wants something he is going to get it, the plates will just slow them down.
     
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    Gotcha thanks
     
  30. Mar 30, 2022 at 11:13 AM
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    I just ordered a second plate from Talon for my 22 4Runner. I guess I'm all in on this. lol
     
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