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Catalityc converter shield

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by Kap1, Sep 15, 2022.

  1. Sep 19, 2022 at 10:25 AM
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    I reduced my premium for theft to $0 (Statefarm), it was around $20/yr to make that change and they advised it would include Cat theft
     
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  2. Sep 21, 2022 at 6:34 AM
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    I took a quick peek at the Talon shields, and they are nice. They are 1/4” 5052 Aluminum. Nobody is going to mess with 1/4” Aluminum; that’s pretty thick. It’s a good alloy also. All useful Aluminum is an alloy of some sort. They can make it strong enough to build airplane fuselages and wings for example. Talon says their Tundra cat shield is 5052 Aluminum, which is a good moderate strength and high corrosion resistance alloy. And, at a 1/4” thick, I’d be happy. There are no guarantees in this world, but with allen heads or anti-theft bolts, these look pretty good.
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2022 at 7:54 AM
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    Talons Garage has a great price point!

    I researched all the others and the thick aluminum and easy install was a no brainer for me.

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  4. Sep 21, 2022 at 2:04 PM
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    Just installed my Tallon Cat shield today. Very well built and very heavy. Perfect fit and easy install with a friend helping. We had to prop it up on a box so not to have to hold the shield up while installing the bolts
     
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  6. Sep 21, 2022 at 5:57 PM
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    Does the Tallon come with locking bolts or did you have to order it sep?
     
  7. Sep 21, 2022 at 6:43 PM
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    Really wish MillerCat had a rear cat shield option.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2022 at 6:53 PM
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    Came with Allen head bolts
     
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  9. Sep 21, 2022 at 7:22 PM
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    They have the Add-on covers for the rear. While not perfect (I'd rather they provided full coverage), they still act as a deterrent. Either way, that's all these covers are for, to try to deter someone from stealing yours and to get them to go to someone else's vehicle.
    I'd like to build an all electric truck using VERY high amperage and run those beautiful orange cables through a fake exhaust then park it in areas of high cat theft..... Or adapt one of those South African anti-carjacking flame thrower to go off when someone touches the exhaust with a saw blade.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2022 at 7:28 PM
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    I believe the only add-ons are for 2018+. I have a '14. Valhalla has front and rear however his wait time is 4+ weeks.

    I understand its for deterrent therefore Im going to etch the cats and paint them PLUS the shields. haha. I travel a good bit and stay in hotels by the interstate which can be a hot spot for a thief.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2022 at 7:32 PM
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    Ah, I somehow misread your vehicle description and thought you had a 2019.
     
  12. Sep 21, 2022 at 8:07 PM
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    You can also bend it back fairly easily. But yes, the rear hook needs to be addressed on the factory TRD skid plate for the cat shield to fit.

    As many have said, Valhalla and Talons are, ehem... very similar. Talons can ship next day, and Valhalla is a long wait.

    I will add that I was quite underwhelmed with the hardware that came with my Talons shield. Thin washers, very long bolts, allen heads...

    For an extra $9 I went to Lowes and got hex head correct length bolts and double as thick washers.
     
  13. Sep 22, 2022 at 7:04 AM
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    Got the miller cats yesterday and got em in (main plate and rear add-ons). Crossed fingers they are enough of a deterrence.
     
  14. Sep 27, 2022 at 8:10 AM
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    Mine came with a cover/skid plate combo. 1700 option that was added to all the Gulf State Tundras from my understanding.
     
  15. Sep 27, 2022 at 9:42 AM
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    Do you know the size of the bolts? I was thinking of ordering a shield along with some tamper resistant flat head screws that would be flush like the ones from Miller.. Seeing if McMaster has any.
     

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