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Catalytic Converter Stolen

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by aRabidLunatic, May 7, 2022.

  1. Jul 10, 2022 at 4:55 PM
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    King's all around, Magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 Method 305 NV, Falken Wildpeak A/T3W 305/65/18 tires, tinted windows (shhhhh)
    For me they would have to have a CARB stamp on them. I checked with Flowmaster, Magnaflow, ...no one has any availability for the 2020 Tundra. A buddy of mine has his 2002 motorhome in the shop replacing his catalytic converter. No problem with availability.
     
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  3. Jul 12, 2022 at 6:57 AM
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    My 2018 was hit in April, still waiting on parts. The dealers in the Mpls/StPaul metro area have an average of over 200 vehicles each on their lots, waiting for cats. Mostly Tundras, but some hybrids and sequoias. BTW what's the record for total damage? Mine was $7700, they cut the muffler pipe like most and tore up at least one of the heat shields.

    Has anyone installed these?

    www.carid.com/eastern-catalytic/eco-iii-direct-fit-catalytic-converter-and-pipe-assembly-mpn-40869.html?singleid=1251132865

    www.carid.com/eastern-catalytic/direct-fit-catalytic-converter-and-pipe-assembly-mpn-41037.html?singleid=3804284418

    My insurance just wrote me a check from the Dealer's estimate. I honestly just need something in there to get me through a few months wait trade the truck in at this point.

    I'm considering straight piping it but I dont want some local hack custom welding an exhaust together. I'd go with a well designed/constructed straight pipe system as I have the OV tuner and a supercharger, so I can just tune out the CEL and make sure the engine does not grenade. Any good off-road/race exhaust pipes that bolt in out there? MN got rid of inspections decades ago. I hate to break the law but...

    Man what to people do that only have one car and no rental coverage? Just a terrible situation all around. Probably no stopping it either. I read they just fill up containers and ship them overseas rather than selling them locally. It's all underground now because most states require scrap yards and recyclers to get all sorts of info from anyone selling cats.
     
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  4. Jul 12, 2022 at 7:08 AM
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    @dirtydeeds Keith will likely be the best guy to talk to.
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    I don't have rental coverage but don't need it, Toyota is paying for my rental. But I am thinking on having straight pipes put on until the cats come in, I miss my truck :)
     
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  6. Jul 12, 2022 at 7:30 AM
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    That's an interesting option.

    My 2014 cats were stolen on November 15th.
    I'm on day 237 waiting on the passenger side cat to come in, driver's side came in back in December.
    They cut into my heat shields and cut my @dirtydeeds muffler too.
    The total claim, parts and labor, is around $6K.

    My dealer is providing me with a loaner/rental 2021 Tacoma.
    My insurance has a $1500 limit per claim on rental vehicles, which was about 33 days @45 per day.
    Toyota is paying for the remainder of the rental fees.
    204 days (so far) at $45 per day, Toyota is on the hook for just over $9K for the rental fees.
    My dealer has over 40 Tundras and Sequoias, as well as several other vehicles, waiting for cat parts.
    Toyota is paying rental fees for all these vehicles waiting for parts.

    I wouldn't be surprised if you could trade the truck as is and not take a hit if you are getting another Toyota.
    I traded my 2005 Tundra for my 2014 Tundra while the 2005 was in the body shop being repaired.:thumbsup:

    Good luck..
     
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    At least it's a full size truck.
    This thing is like driving a gocart with a bed on it, but it is saving me gas money.

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    :rofl:
    Never understood the love for smaller/mid-size trucks.
     
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    You'll be happy you did!!! I haven't heard of any catalytic converters being stolen after installing a protection plate.
     
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  13. Jul 12, 2022 at 9:35 AM
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    I didn't buy them, I got Valhallas.
    But shipping seems to be free for the Cat Security plates.

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    Actually, it’s quite easy to understand. While I have my Tundra, my son has a Tacoma. The Tacoma is better with:
    • Size and maneuverability. It is much more nimble and easier to navigate in general driving
    • Better fuel economy
    • Better off road wheeling capability
    • Visually appealing
    • Well designed
    • Gets the job done
    Granted, the Tundra has the more powerful engine and is better for towing but also has its limitations. I love my Tundra but the Tacoma has earned my respect.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2022 at 9:45 AM
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    Oh I get all the bullet points, but if I had to choose, it would be the Tundra hands down. If I happened to be in a position to have both, the Tundra would be my go to and I doubt I'd touch the Tacoma much.
     
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    I concur with you. While I like my sons Tacoma very much, I still love my Tundra. It is a much better and smoother family mover.

    Edit: However I still drive the son’s Taco more because it is more convenient for around town errands and gets way better mpg than my Tundra in its current setup.:)
     
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    Ha! The whole time I was responding to your post I was thinking man it would super easy to zip over to the store in a smaller vehicle...like a Tacoma.
     
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    I definitely regard a Tacoma as stellar for off-road trail use and most truck tasks. It's a sensible size. Beyond that, at 6'4" I really really appreciate the Tundra seating ability and that's primarily my reasoning!
     
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    I'm only 5'11" and when I was originally shopping for trucks I went ot go sit in a Tacoma and smacked my head just trying to get in. I understand it was related to the current seat position but while I looked around the cabin I just thought to myself...Self "I have a fucking headache and there just isn't enough room for me and my son and our riding gear in this cab space.....and where is that fucking Tylenol":sick:
     
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    My "free" rental....helps somewhat, alcohol does the rest
     
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    My rental is from Texas :cheers:
     
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    Bustin balls man. I feel for ya.
     
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    My son is 6’3” and seats just fine in his Tacoma. The trick is get one with no sunroof. There’s additional head clearance in those without a sunroof.
     
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    Yea, my Nephew is 6'2" and is fine in his. I really like the Tundra, when we go riding a lot of the time it's a 3-4 hour drive and the additional space is great. This goes against my 80/20 rule....get something that works for what you do 80% of the time, the other 20% you will just have to make it work. I went against my own philosophy and did the 20/80 rule :bikewhoops:
     
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    My Tacoma worked for me 95% of the time but there was no way to make it work the other 5%
     
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    I bought the truck almost 2 years ago (July 26th, 2020). I have worked from home since the pandemic started (mid March 2020). I have over 24K miles on the truck. I ride a lot. The day I brought home my 300

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    Is it just the hassle factor of dealing with the protection plates? I see exposed bolt heads so I would assume that, with patience, one could get through these and still get at the cat. Am I thinking about it wrongly?

    Dealership has told me that there isn't an after market plate set that will fit with the existing 2021 Tundra & Sequoia TRD PRO plates that are on there. Are they right?
     
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    Cat thieves aren’t messing with bolts. It’s fine. As for your second question, they are wrong. Valhalla’s Shield.
     
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    Agree. The bolts are different sizes, including the big one for the back on the sides of the frame that requires an odd-sized socket. I don’t recall what size it is, but I remember not having it, despite my having a whole slew of different sized large sockets. I had to go to a couple places to find the right socket.

    As for the 2nd question, that dealership is wrong. I have a ‘15 with the Pro skid plate. The Valhalla plates bolt right up. Some have complained of some difficulty installing the Valhalla plates with the Pro skid, but I didn’t think it was that difficult. Check out the Valhalla thread on here and you’ll see several 2.5 gen Tundras with Valhalla plates and Pro skids like mine.
     
  30. Jul 13, 2022 at 9:27 PM
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    A dealership gave you bad info???
    I can't imagine...:rolleyes:

    As others stated Vahalla shield will work fine with the TRD skid plate.
    You'll just need longer bolts, that he can supply.
    Also, get the nut plate he sells.
    Makes installation much easier than trying to hold that nut above the skid plate.

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    Many are using bolt head protectors too.

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    His plates with TRD skid.
    You'll need to loosen (or remove) the plate nuts and slide his plate underneath it.
    He also sells pentagon security bolts.
    Not my truck..

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