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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 17, 2021 at 10:50 AM
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    RLHOK

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    Well its meant to be a deterrent, like your plate is a deterrent. If someone wants something bad enough, if there is a will, there is way.
     
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  2. Apr 17, 2021 at 1:19 PM
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    I cannot argue with that logic. But it needs to have enough heft to stop people from just ripping it off. DE and I both do that.

    I honestly have a bad opinion of Kent because I tried to reach out him when I was starting out to try and make sure he was ok with me working in Houston, he was beyond nice to me that night, the next day all my customers are telling me about he is trying to steal my customers... it kinda ignited a competitive spirit in me to hurt his business, now I am well outside of Houston and I doubt I have made a dent in his numbers, but I am sure he isn’t happy about having growing competition
     
  3. Apr 17, 2021 at 1:19 PM
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    I’m not asking to be an asshole, I’m legitimately wondering if one can get enough leverage on their back and under a truck to peel off the DE plate? I had a bolt stick and it took me about 20 minutes with my rotary tool to get it off. Should I have went with a crowbar?
     
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  4. Apr 17, 2021 at 1:22 PM
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    The wing nuts he uses are the weak point, you likely would damage the plate using a crow bar, but it would have bent the wing nuts
     
  5. Apr 17, 2021 at 4:58 PM
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    Again, I don’t know about these things (like being able to bend those massive wing nuts or why they’d even want to try). I do know that I wish you wouldn’t have said anything about his product, personal dislike for him, and wanting to hurt his business. I don’t know either one of you but I just believe that all was in poor taste. I guess it’s the the world we live in, right? Regardless, it seems like there’s enough demand to be met for you both to be very successful and I wish both of you (not that he’s on here to see any of this) the best of luck.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2021 at 8:12 PM
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    I used to and still love the Archie Bunker show. I couldn't give a shit what anyone thinks, its not the world we live in today its always been the world we lived, just social media gives the pussies who can't talk face to face a platform to voice their opinion.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2021 at 9:04 PM
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    Kent could not have been more pleasant and responsive. He was an honest broker when I called and he said he was out but I could get on a list. I got on his list. Some time later, right around the date he said he was getting a shipment in, he called and said I was up on his list and was I still interested? Hell yes! My impression was that he’s a country boy and likes to chew the fat a bit. That was nice. He used PayPal. Easy. The package arrived on time and in good shape and went on the rig just like it was supposed to. I had to mate it to an RCI engine skidplate and I made that whole process harder on myself than I needed to (wrote on a separate thread about that experience).

    I think Kent keeps his business the size he wants to keep it and there’s nothing wrong with that. Everyone doesn’t want a big online store.

    I just ordered the rear plate from Valhalla’s Shield and I’m super excited to get that on the rig. That site is very professional and looks like Tyler is getting into the big leagues. From all the reviews the overwhelming consensus is that he makes a great product.

    I’m personally grateful there’s the Kents and Tylers out there providing solid products that deter the scoundrels and thieves.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2021 at 9:59 AM
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    For the guys with the trd pro skid plates, did you only use two bolts to secure the catalytic plates and tuck the front end under the trd pro skid plate? I can't seem to fit the front two bolts in with the trd pro skid plate
     
  9. Apr 18, 2021 at 10:40 AM
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    Correct—I just used the smaller set of bolts for the rear and the OEM bolts for the TRD Pro skid plate. I never actually removed the bolts completely: I removed the nuts entirely and the bolts are retained. Just be mindful of the wedge shaped spacer which remains. I also removed the middle Allen bolt from skid plate, but not sure if needed to. Then I slid the Valhalla plate in between.
     
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  10. Apr 18, 2021 at 1:13 PM
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    Thanks, that's exactly what I did.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2021 at 5:23 PM
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    Gotta give Kent at desert eagle a plug, there's some unwarranted and distasteful bashing going on. I got a plate from him in the last month or so, great product, nothing wrong with it, and no a crowbar will not peel it off. Very nice guy, too busy no doubt, and it's unfortunate he was unresponsive to some people. For anyone looking for one of these, I certainly wouldn't count him out. Of the two popular options between DE and valhalla, they both make a great product that are very similar in design, can't go wrong either way.

    Also that recent third option that popped up from american design decor.
     
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  12. Apr 18, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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    The ADD post was removed by the moderators.
     
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  13. Apr 18, 2021 at 10:02 PM
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    Got the trd dual exhaust on finally. Had to cut all this crap from around my cats first. Took longer to remove this than install the exhaust.

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  14. Apr 19, 2021 at 2:03 PM
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    Got my DE plate within 7 days. I ordered it from Don McGill Toyota out of Katy, TX. The plate is a great plate, and it also came with security bolts. There is no way a crow bar is going to bend the wing nuts, unless you are The Hulk!!! And then you are just to big to even get under the truck. Great product, Kent!!!

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  15. Apr 19, 2021 at 2:10 PM
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    Same place I got mine from.
     
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    Me too :fistbump:
     
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    Those are common torx screws. The tips can be purchased locally at most stores. You can get true security bolts if interested.
     
  18. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:51 PM
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    Pic? That's the security torx I got
     
  19. Apr 19, 2021 at 4:05 PM
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    Some of us have these.

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    Thanks,
    I’ll have to check this out!!!
     
  21. Apr 19, 2021 at 7:59 PM
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    For your DE plate, you will need 3/8 16 1.5 or 2 inch. Either one will fit fine. Don't forget the tip for them.
     
  22. Apr 19, 2021 at 9:06 PM
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    I purchased a DE skid plate and very happy with it. I was put on a waiting list, but was called the next week. I’m sure other skid plates are just as good, it’s all in the eye of the beholder.
     
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  23. May 11, 2021 at 8:35 PM
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    I installed the CBI plates this past week and figured I'd add some photos to show the access to cats after CBI Overland plate install.




    Front point,


    Widest mid point


    Rear point



    My opinion, is it as effective as a dedicated CAT Theft Protection Plate, likely not, but could it serve as a deterrent from somebody looking for an easy score, I think so.

    -JS
     
  24. May 14, 2021 at 4:45 PM
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    Are you guys still having issues with DE not responding to text messages? It's really pissing me off now. I have copied the exact same message and sent it on Apr 23rd, 27th, May 10th, May 12th, and again just now with no reply. :mad:
     
  25. May 14, 2021 at 5:53 PM
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    I haven’t attempted to contact Kent, but I’m curious to know what concerns you might have since we have the same setup.
     
  26. May 14, 2021 at 5:54 PM
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    The same thing happened to me. He kept telling me to stay tuned for a text message to order. I waited 2 weeks and finally said screw it. Ordered the front and rear plates from Tyler and never been happier. Top notch plates, great communication, fast shipping. I don’t k ow what else there is to ask for.

    2 months later, I still haven’t heard from DE. I get it. He’s busy. At least let the customer know.

    get Tyler’s plates.
     
  27. May 14, 2021 at 6:03 PM
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    I am falling behind too, but I will at least let you know what is going on
     
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    My setup is good. He was supposed to have a 4Runner plate ready. He said contact him the 3rd week of April. The only reason I'm trying to get one for it is because cat theft is picking up here and they are taking them off of anything that they can. 4Runner cats are easy to get to.
     
  29. May 14, 2021 at 6:14 PM
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    My truck is good. The 4Runner is the one that I'm trying to get. He was in the process of making one. It's supposed to fit the 4R and Tacoma.
     
  30. May 14, 2021 at 6:16 PM
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    I have a line on a 4 runner plate, but it is kinda a dick move on my plasma cutter’s part... it isn’t my design, but he made one
     

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