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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Summit County

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:48 pm

I didn't see this link posted - looks like it also happened near the tunnel on the same day...

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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Post by NathanRL » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:27 pm

I'm currently looking for an aftermarket catalytic converter for my Prius; mine was stolen as well. If any of you all are knowledgeable about cars and can point me in the direction of one that would be cheap but get the job done, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Post by cottonmountaineering » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:30 pm

NathanRL wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:27 pm
I'm currently looking for an aftermarket catalytic converter for my Prius; mine was stolen as well. If any of you all are knowledgeable about cars and can point me in the direction of one that would be cheap but get the job done, I'd greatly appreciate it.
did they cut off one or both of the cats? if you are in the front range, boulder muffler is a great shop with reasonable prices
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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Post by Wentzl » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:36 pm

Imagine the chaos once the marmots figure this out.

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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Post by cedica » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:46 pm

^^^ This is more exciting than Breaking Bad "Salud" episode. Do you have YouTube pointer for good chile verde recipe?
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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Post by nyker » Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:42 pm

Geez. I'd rather deal with the porcupines...
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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Post by kingshimmers » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:41 am

Not sure if it would work for a Highlander (or at a trailhead...), but I've found a welded on skid plate to be a fairly effective deterrent.
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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Post by curt86iroc » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:23 pm

kingshimmers wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:41 am
Not sure if it would work for a Highlander (or at a trailhead...), but I've found a welded on skid plate to be a fairly effective deterrent.
this is, until your converter goes bad and you have to change it....
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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Post by CaptCO » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:24 pm

curt86iroc wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:23 pm
kingshimmers wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:41 am
Not sure if it would work for a Highlander (or at a trailhead...), but I've found a welded on skid plate to be a fairly effective deterrent.
this is, until your converter goes bad and you have to change it....
Lol, just use torx bits. I bet most thieves don’t know the difference between #1 and #3 Phillips head. T40 torqued > 100lbs requires the right tools imo
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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Post by curt86iroc » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:30 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:24 pm
curt86iroc wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:23 pm
kingshimmers wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:41 am
Not sure if it would work for a Highlander (or at a trailhead...), but I've found a welded on skid plate to be a fairly effective deterrent.
this is, until your converter goes bad and you have to change it....
Lol, just use torx bits. I bet most thieves don’t know the difference between #1 and #3 Phillips head. T40 torqued > 100lbs requires the right tools imo
so let me get this right. you are advising to have a custom skid plate manufactured, drill and tap your frame, install torx bits and torque them to 100 ft lbs??
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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Post by curt86iroc » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:30 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:24 pm
curt86iroc wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:23 pm


this is, until your converter goes bad and you have to change it....
Lol, just use torx bits. I bet most thieves don’t know the difference between #1 and #3 Phillips head. T40 torqued > 100lbs requires the right tools imo
so let me get this right. you are advising to have a custom skid plate manufactured, drill and tap your frame, install torx bits and torque them to 100 ft lbs?? seems overkill for a problem that 99% of us will never encounter...
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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Post by CaptCO » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:32 pm

curt86iroc wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:30 pm
curt86iroc wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:30 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:24 pm


Lol, just use torx bits. I bet most thieves don’t know the difference between #1 and #3 Phillips head. T40 torqued > 100lbs requires the right tools imo
so let me get this right. you are advising to have a custom skid plate manufactured, drill and tap your frame, install torx bits and torque them to 100 ft lbs?? seems overkill for a problem that 99% of us will never encounter...
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