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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2023, 12:04:06 am »
Why would anyone expect it to receive any attention when laws are only enforced at random? Iím surprised police even bother. Prosecutors and judges do nadda. We even had a case where 2 illegals were caught with over 60,000 fentanyl pills and were let out without posting.  Then somehow the courts were surprised when they didnít show up for their court date. I donít recognize this country from the life we had from say the 70ís thru 2010. Weíve lost all sense of reason. We hold people currently alive responsible for things that took place 160 years ago but donít hold anyone responsible for crimes currently taking place. Itís as close to a definition of insanity as I can think of.

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2023, 08:05:16 am »
This isn't a political forum, but I most strongly agree with Joseph and leave it at that.
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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2023, 10:25:47 am »
Don, I made no mention of politics, only of whatís transpiring across our country in countless states.  As far as offending anyone. I hope the entire country gets offended soon and somehow we save our country.  We have lost our way.
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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2023, 02:51:07 pm »
If they want to stop this the EPA could make it a federal crime to unlawfully remove federally mandated emissions control equipment.
Goin' where the wind goes...

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2023, 03:55:58 pm »
We donít need the EPA to get involved.   That would only create bigger federal bureaucracy. We have plenty of laws on the books.   Adding more will not do a thing.  How about we start by enforcing the laws we have? What a novel idea!

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2023, 07:23:01 pm »
 (exactly)
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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2023, 07:47:39 am »
Joseph,

I agree you said nothing that was specifically about politics.  I wanted to, but didn't.  And as I did say... I agree with you.


To the others,

It's already against the law to steal and its against the law to tamper with mandated pollution controls on vehicles.

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2023, 10:36:37 am »
Don, I apologize if it came off as I was snapping back at you , not my intent. I was just trying to keep it from sounding like I was coming from a political stance.  I guess my thought is when protests are called mostly peaceful where women are raped, buildings are burnt, business destroyed and people are killed how can anyone not see were on a lost path. (Regardless of party choice)

Again, Don my sincere apologies. I re read my post after your reply and it does read like Iím snapping back at you. Not my intent.

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2023, 07:40:29 am »
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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2023, 02:07:06 pm »
  Tracking back to the original thread..the Feb 2023 issue of FMCA magazine, Page 22, has a product description for a Catalytic Converter Antitheft Device for $54.99 from Fast Guard Alarms. Looks like it is sound-based as in 113 decibel alarm. Anybody have any experience with these? Might be a lower-cost option to the very secure hardware  item first described above.

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2023, 10:49:17 am »
I did install a Fast Guard Alarm underneath our 2910D.   The only issue is remembering to activate the alarm via the remote.  I attached the unit using the zip ties and not directly onto the exhaust pipe.   I installed the unit off the chassis near the catalytic converter. 

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2023, 01:56:38 pm »
Dave,

  Thanks for the info. I will order one and have my grandson in law crawl under there to attach it..:). I wonder if anyone here has actually experienced a converter theft..?? I might ask on a couple other web sites also.

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2023, 02:12:09 pm »
Dave,

  I assume you bought the one labeled High Clearance on their website. It is actually cheaper than quoted in FMCA magazine. Thanks.

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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2023, 08:30:53 am »
I didn't think an alarm was the best solution. It wouldn't take any time for a saws-all to quiet it and it could be a pain going off at wrong times.

I decided to go with the catstrap as it looks fairly easy to install. It looks like even if they get the converter cut off a portion of the catstrap would remain indicating it had been stolen.

The catclamp looks fairly easy to install as well but I saw some installations where cables were hanging down. That looked like it would catch on stuff.
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Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2023, 08:06:38 pm »
Just got through installing the CAT STRAP. Bought the RV kit which has the layers of spring steel rather than cables inside the sheath. It does not take the shape of the exhaust system willingly. But with the help of a bar clamp,  think I got a reasonable installation. In hindsight, I probably should have waited to paint it till after the straps had bonded to the bare steel rather than the painted CAT, but at least it LOOKS like I don't want my CAT stolen. The heat shields are welded to the CAT so instead of cutting them off, I routed the straps outside the shields top and bottom. Not ideal but ...   :-[