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Catalytic converter skid plates & theft deterrent

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

  1. May 14, 2021 at 6:23 PM
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    Tundra234

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    Beleive me, I would much rather get one on your side of the house. You have proven that to many of us already with your customer service and the plates.
     
  2. May 14, 2021 at 6:24 PM
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    I can’t stand behind a product I didn’t design
     
  3. May 14, 2021 at 6:27 PM
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    That's understandable. Right now I'm looking to keep the 4R from getting hit with whatever options there are until you are setup for those and the Tacomas down the road if the need arises. I haven't heard of too many of them being hit yet, but to a thief, a cat is a cat.
     
  4. May 14, 2021 at 6:36 PM
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    Whenever I can get a new helper trained (had to fire the old one) and I can step away from the manual labor part of this, I want to learn to design plates by myself. I don’t want others holding files over my head anymore...
     
  5. May 14, 2021 at 6:42 PM
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    The girl that was the welder? :eek: Trust me....as long as it doesn't get hit, I have no issues waiting until you get to that point of designing one.
     
  6. May 15, 2021 at 4:22 PM
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    Big shout out to @Classy63! I received my plates on Thursday. Had them powder coated on Friday. I just finished installing them today. They were a PITA to install due to me. I decided to swap out his bolts and use carriage bolts & lock washers to make it harder to remove. I live in the suburbs outside of Phoenix. My friend is part of the Ring door bell community. He showed me videos of 5 trucks that got hit. Two of them were Tundra's within the last 2 weeks not far from where I live. I finally can sleep at ease. I hope a couple more vehicles fall and kill these scumbags while they attempt to steal anyone cats. :sawzall:


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    Any updates on the front skid plate being available?
     
  8. May 17, 2021 at 9:43 AM
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    I am hoping to have some time this week to update the website a bit
     
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  9. Jun 6, 2021 at 1:02 PM
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    I don't know if this is the right place to throw in or not. I read a lot of posts where guys were having trouble finding cat plates for the 2019 Tundra era so I decided to make my own. I started out with cardboard and a pair of scissors until I got my design then went shopping at my local metal supply store for some ⅛" steel sheet, angle and flat stock. With a torch, welder, drill press and a hydraulic press I got busy and came up with front and rear cat plates using existing points on my 2019 TRD Pro and attach them with allen head bolts and steel locking nuts so that a backup wrench is needed to undo everything. Yes, there are rough edges, so to speak, can be defeated like all the others and I'm sure plenty of design flaws but the purpose is get the bad guys to move on to easier targets. Definitely not suited for mass production so my main point is, "My hat's off to Valjallas and the others who saw a need and came up with the means to pursue a great looking product at a great price." I just didn't look in the right place to take advantage of their expertise.IMG_5649.jpgIMG_5650 2.jpgIMG_5653.jpg
     

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