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Catalytic converter skid plates & theft deterrent

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Cat3ILS, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Apr 13, 2021 at 5:02 AM
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    Contact @MoonRock2021 and see where he is at in the process. He was going to order some.
     
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  2. Apr 13, 2021 at 7:10 AM
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    @OnespeedTRD --thats the standard 3/16" aluminum plate, glossy finish; went on super easy!
    @Tho4x4 --YES used original TRD Pro plate bolts for the front (plenty of thread to fit the 3/16" plate and use original nuts); I like how the Pro plate is recessed for the bolts--criminals would have a difficult time cutting those bolts off I think (and a diff time sliding plate out once bolted down). The 3/16" plate seems plenty robust to me...
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2021 at 6:08 PM
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    Thanks for the info !
     
  4. Apr 13, 2021 at 6:08 PM
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    Are these custom keyed ? did you call the vender for your order ?

    Thanks !
     
  5. Apr 13, 2021 at 6:12 PM
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    Yes they are custom keyed. You can order from their site. They are backordered on the qty of 5 packages though.

    Screenshot_20210413-211121_Chrome.jpg
     
  6. Apr 13, 2021 at 6:17 PM
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    Wow cool ! I can even order a second key (although it's pretty steep) just in case I loose one. Thanks for the info !
     
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  7. Apr 13, 2021 at 6:24 PM
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    No problem! I put my key in my console safe.
     
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  8. Apr 13, 2021 at 6:36 PM
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    Great idea. I am planning to do the same. If the thief still manages to get to the cats with front and back plates with these custom security screws, I think he deserves them :bowdown:
     
  9. Apr 16, 2021 at 4:31 PM
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    Well, that was that.....

    :spam:
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2021 at 4:34 PM
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    :rofl:That was quick :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Apr 16, 2021 at 4:45 PM
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    I have seen his stuff... it is bad when I say desert eagle is a vast upgrade from that...
     
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  12. Apr 16, 2021 at 4:54 PM
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    Yeah I don't see a 9 lb plate doing anything other than looking shiny. It looked thin to me.
     
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  13. Apr 16, 2021 at 4:58 PM
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    did I miss something? We’re some posts removed?
     
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  14. Apr 16, 2021 at 5:05 PM
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    Yes that is correct. A "seller" tried to advertise a cat plate and the mods got him. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Apr 16, 2021 at 5:23 PM
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    Yea, Tyler uses 9 lbs just in packing tape alone. :rofl:
     
  16. Apr 16, 2021 at 6:29 PM
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    When someone makes a new account and tries to sell their products right off the bat, they get spammed. This is a community of Tundra enthusiasts, not CL or FB marketplace.

    In the Staff's opinion, we chose the best vendor for these products (value/quality/customer service).
     
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  17. Apr 16, 2021 at 6:32 PM
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    Yep, and many of us can and do vouch for and recommend Tyler's products. :thumbsup: @Classy63 :101010:
     
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  18. Apr 16, 2021 at 6:35 PM
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    Appreciate hearing that over and over again. Never gets old.:thumbsup:
     
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  19. Apr 16, 2021 at 7:11 PM
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    i have the DE front plate and I’m happy with it :anonymous:.

    im still waiting oh my Valhalla rear plate though :bananadance:
     
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  20. Apr 16, 2021 at 9:17 PM
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    I have one complaint......they are so well made that they are too damn heavy to do a 1 man install.:rofl:
     
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  21. Apr 17, 2021 at 12:47 AM
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    RLHOK Keeper of the smoke.

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    No longer rolling stock baby....

    I have the DE plate, why do you say that?

    I know you make a plate and many here have spoken well of you and your product. While DE is not a site vendor, after getting my hands on a DE plate, I can say its a well made product.
     
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  22. Apr 17, 2021 at 5:30 AM
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    I got a DE plate, I have to say despite Kent is a little slow with his product, it's a solid plate. He'll only sell one to you after talking on the phone with him(trying to build that personal connection I guess).
     
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  23. Apr 17, 2021 at 6:06 AM
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    DE/Kent made it difficult to buy one of his plates. I’m not going to repeatedly call someone trying to give them money. He told me I was on the list, that he’d contact me when my plate was ready. I followed up twice, each time being told it would be ready “next week,” and then crickets.

    Valhalla was easy. He told me it would be ready in a couple weeks, I paid, and it shipped when he said it would ship. The plate is exactly what I expected and fits perfect.
     
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  24. Apr 17, 2021 at 7:16 AM
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    RLHOK Keeper of the smoke.

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    I by passed him and ordered from a toyota dealer in huston who had them in stock, had it shipped to my dealer who then installed it, took a total of 4 days from start to finish. There are other buying options out there.

    I know he was swamped with dealers ordering large numbers of his plates, the dealer I use was going to place a order from him after 7 of their tundras got hit.
     
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  25. Apr 17, 2021 at 8:44 AM
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    Added a little message for would-be criminals...6BAB2CBD-54B8-4696-B1A2-637647485577.jpg
     
  26. Apr 17, 2021 at 8:51 AM
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    Yes, just installed mine yesterday.
     
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  27. Apr 17, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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    Yep, I'm kinda wondering what is wrong with the DE plate also. He's been selling them for something like 8 years - if there's a defect, I'd like to know before I crawl back under and attempt to put it on again (I have the Pro skid plate).
     
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  28. Apr 17, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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    If any of you are in AZ looking for security bolts, I got mine at Mark’s in Glendale AZ. Lowe’s nor Home Depot had anything similar. Link below:

    http://marksbolts.com/

    not sure if they ship, but they were super friendly, superior customer service, and they have EVERYTHING.
     
  29. Apr 17, 2021 at 10:12 AM
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    I got my DE/Kent plate 2 years ago and had no issues. Like what others said previously, he called me after I sent him a message that I was interested in one. He introduced himself and explained how to install the plate, asked if i had any questions and told me to call if i had any issues. He followed up the call with instructions and an invoice.

    Since there wasn't a high demand for them 2 years ago, he had some in stock and shipped immediately after i paid the invoice. He sent me the shipping label to confirm that the information was correct. All in all, i received the plate in less than a week after I paid and the entire transaction and the product exceeded my expectations. I usually expect some issues with internet transactions.

    With the increased demand over the last year, I believe he is just overwhelmed with trying to fill orders since he sells a lot to dealerships as well as individuals like us. AFAIK, he's a one man show so I think he's just trying hard to keep up. Also, he does not take payment until he has the plate ready to ship out. Unless something changed over the last year, i would not hesitate to buy from him again.

    I bought the rear plate from Tyler and the experience was also the same. Both the product and transaction exceeded my expectations. Tyler was very responsive to the questions I had and quick to help when i had a question while installing the plate. Like Kent, Tyler is also a one person operation and with all this demand, i'm sure he's trying to keep up as best as he can.
     
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  30. Apr 17, 2021 at 10:21 AM
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    My main gripe with the DE plate is the way is bolts to the truck. A crowbar could peel his plate off.
     

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