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........another reason not to live in cali....not that there already weren't enough reasons (pelosi et.al., etc.)

It is 70 degrees outside right now.

That's the only reason I can think of.
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LOL...its 79 degrees here...wish it was about 4 degrees cooler, but can't complain
I'd totally move to Florida if it weren't for those pesky hurricanes.
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so after talking to my cousin who owns a smog shop here in cali, he told me to get the OEM one or im gonna have problems with smog later. called my insurance to put in a claim so expenses are going to be paid, well besides my deductible of $100 which isnt nearly as bad as $2200. the shop im taking it too will also take it to a local muffler shop they work with and have them weld in a wire to prevent from happening again(hopefully). thanks for the all the input guys! ill take a pic of the new wire weld once i get my truck back.


and i did try to find a local shop to do the rear cat delete. that was fail. everyone i called said they dont do illegal work and brought up all the fines and penalities the shop and yourself would face. so if your in cali, guess itll be best to just keep them on. seems the benefit is only sound anyways.

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where do you park a truck that you can't hear someone with a saw cutting your exhaust apart? that's crazy it can happen. I am glad I live in a state where you can defend your property.
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where do you park a truck that you can't hear someone with a saw cutting your exhaust apart? that's crazy it can happen. I am glad I live in a state where you can defend your property.
I own an exhaust tubing cutter that uses about 8 rotary cutters. Hand operated and silent. Some use this, but 30 seconds with a portable sawzall and they own it. Most are taken with a battery powered sawzall.
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$2200. the shop im taking it too will also take it to a local muffler shop they work with and have them weld in a wire to prevent from happening again(hopefully).
tell me more about welding a wire in to keep it from happening again please.

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where do you park a truck that you can't hear someone with a saw cutting your exhaust apart? that's crazy it can happen. I am glad I live in a state where you can defend your property.
It was at my works parking lot. Kaiser hospital.

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tell me more about welding a wire in to keep it from happening again please.
Not sure how they weld the wire but the guy says it wraps around the cat converters and piping so the saw would just bounce back if your trying to cut it. Can't say for sure yet though. I have to wait til I get my truck back and update you on it along with photos.

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I own an exhaust tubing cutter that uses about 8 rotary cutters. Hand operated and silent. Some use this, but 30 seconds with a portable sawzall and they own it. Most are taken with a battery powered sawzall.
How much does something like that run? But yeah the process of getting your cats jacked can be done in under a min.

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How much does something like that run? But yeah the process of getting your cats jacked can be done in under a min.

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Your cousin is right about the cat. The factory cats contain a lot more precious metal. They work better and last longer.....and cost more.
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Your cousin is right about the cat. The factory cats contain a lot more precious metal. They work better and last longer.....and cost more.
i heard that toyota's and nissan's cat converters contain the most platinum of them all and thats y thieves target them. yeah i could take the insurance money and go another route but since my deductible is only $100 i might as well go the right route and save myself the problems later down the road. the shop is going to let me keep the front half of my cat converter so maybe i can sell that and get my deductible back and take the wire/welding job as a plus to the situation. haha

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i heard that toyota's and nissan's cat converters contain the most platinum of them all and thats y thieves target them. yeah i could take the insurance money and go another route but since my deductible is only $100 i might as well go the right route and save myself the problems later down the road. the shop is going to let me keep the front half of my cat converter so maybe i can sell that and get my deductible back and take the wire/welding job as a plus to the situation. haha
I hadn't heard that, but I can believe it.
They are also easy to crawl under (especially if it's lifted) and the cats are in a nice position to get a sawzall in there. All they lack is a sign that says easy money pointing to the cats.
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People used to steal them like crazy at my wife's work parking lot.

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I hadn't heard that, but I can believe it.
They are also easy to crawl under (especially if it's lifted) and the cats are in a nice position to get a sawzall in there. All they lack is a sign that says easy money pointing to the cats.
guess thats exactly what they thought when they seen my truck. lol.

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People used to steal them like crazy at my wife's work parking lot.
yeah this has been going on at my work the last 4 years also, on and off. unforunately they got to mines.

deng seeing both your black trucks makes me wish i have gotten black..

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