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  • WageSlave Feb 28, 10:52 a.m.

    They are only that expensive if you buy it all through a shop.

    Just get a 80 dollar magnaflow universal Cat off of ebay and pay a shop 20 bucks to weld it on. I have done this on all my vehicles.

  • WageSlave Feb 28, 10:50 a.m.

    You mean to say that these auto shops are not responsible to replace them? I would assume that the auto shops insurance will cover this.
    TeresaBee

    If they are smart, there is a big sign that says NOT responsible for stolen or damaged property. Its usually right beside the "In god we trust, all others pay cash" sign lol.

  • WageSlave Feb 28, 10:48 a.m.

    Do like I did and cut the sucker off yourself. Weld a pipe in its place then gove the inspection dude an extra $!0.00 and go home.
    cowbell

    Generally it will make your car run worst (if its newer or 4cly) and its a 5,000 dollar federal fine to tamper with it.

  • WageSlave Feb 28, 10:47 a.m.

    umm lets see, a recent rash in thefts and they say they can't tell if they are stolen,the converters have #s on them that make them specific to vehicles,these metal places these buy them are commiting crimes as well.
    southerntalent

    I have been recycling converters for a long time. I have never noticed vehicle specific numbers on them, can you clarify?

  • southerntalent Feb 28, 10:33 a.m.

    "There's no way to know if it's been stolen from our end," said Greg Brown, of Raleigh Metal Recycling, which buys and recycles metals.

    umm lets see, a recent rash in thefts and they say they can't tell if they are stolen,the converters have #s on them that make them specific to vehicles,these metal places these buy them are commiting crimes as well.

  • exposure102 Feb 28, 9:32 a.m.

    Scrap metal recycling and pawn shops both should just put up signs outside that say "We pay top dollar for your hard-stolen goods."

  • more cowbell Feb 27, 7:19 p.m.

    Do like I did and cut the sucker off yourself. Weld a pipe in its place then gove the inspection dude an extra $!0.00 and go home.

  • sctech Feb 27, 4:38 p.m.

    If metal recycling places would stop taking catalytic converters and A/C coils it would probably cut down on theft quite a bit. A customer bringing twenty catalytic coverters should warrant a call to the police, but we all know money is involved.

  • Uhavenoclu Feb 27, 1:18 p.m.

    I think it was the insurance industry.Who gave them control on our cars???????????????????????.Since this healthcare junk the insurance industry are lining up to get a big chunk while y'all think it is good????????????

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Feb 27, 10:19 a.m.

    Contact the scraps yards and tell them to be on the look out for these items. Also make people produce a receipt of services/parts before accepting them.

  • TeresaBee Feb 27, 9:30 a.m.

    You mean to say that these auto shops are not responsible to replace them? I would assume that the auto shops insurance will cover this.

  • Hatchcover Feb 27, 8:49 a.m.

    "One of the best ways to help prevent thefts is to park in well-lighted areas" -- story

    Happened a couple of years ago at a UNC Park and Ride - 20 cars - all during the daylight hour.

  • jeff27577 Feb 26, 7:57 p.m.

    I've had my van's catalytic converter cut open and the materials removed. I never knew it. One of my SUVs just failed the inspection, reason Cat Converter, and I wonder what I will find when replacing the two at $400 each. There's two more at the rear, too.
    djofraleigh

    if your cats were cut open, then you would know it the INSTANT you started the car. the sound of the unrestricted exhaust would be exceptionally loud the moment the engine starts.

  • MichaelOps Feb 26, 7:56 p.m.

    A Rottweiler would be a good suggestion for these types of yards.

  • djofraleigh Feb 26, 7:13 p.m.

    I've had my van's catalytic converter cut open and the materials removed. I never knew it. One of my SUVs just failed the inspection, reason Cat Converter, and I wonder what I will find when replacing the two at $400 each. There's two more at the rear, too.

  • djofraleigh Feb 26, 7:11 p.m.

    One of the best ways to help prevent thefts is to park in well-lighted areas -- story

    Prove that! Maybe a car is better off at night if the thieves have to use flash lights to see. That looks suspicious. Seeing a man under a car in a car shop's well lit parking lot is not strange sight.

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