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Old 04-08-2008
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That just sucks man!
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The camera ahowed when it happened but not much else.

The thief parked at a neighbors business at 4AM Sunday morning. Very shortly afterwards, we could see the light from a flashlight at my shop. About 15 minutes later the vehicle left the business.
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Thats terrible! I guess its all the more reason to just remove them....lol j/k
I heard on the news that Mazda is trying to develop cats w/o the platinum that function the same. That would me the scrap would be near worthless. Platinum is a precious metal.

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The camera ahowed when it happened but not much else.
I always get amazed at the cameras that are at businesses. If an owner pays to protect himself, why use crappy cameras or bad set-ups that don't capture much??

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dang people are getting ridiculous, someone here in town walked up on them doing it, called the cops and they were busted :-)
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thats ****in horrible, but its kinda funny. im not laughing at anyones misfourtunes but imagine some bumbling idiot walking into a scrap yard with a bunch of catalyic converters and drops one along the way like Scrat from Ice Age.

seriously, it happened around here as well. is something like that covered under insurance?

im glad neither of my trucks have any to have stolen.
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Fcking TWEAKERS!!

Seriously, how much cash do used cats go for at the wrecking yard?? Maybe not the wrecking yard, but where ever buys used cats.
To a crackhead, it doesn't matter how much they get. They're happy if they get five bucks. As long as its enough to get em high for an hour or so, they're happy. When they come back down, they're back out there doing ot again.
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wait, so is there any value in an 04 mustang GT's H-pipe with the cats? i have one sitting in my back yard haha
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There's bragging rights, lol..."I have an 04 Mustang GT H-pipe on my Ranger!"...
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I saw this on the news, Today show, I think. They interviewed a girl and she said they stole hers and she didn't even know what it was-lol. People are getting desperate for that $. The economy sucks now, that is why.
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It doesn't suck that bad, don't kid yourself. They aren't stealing CAT's to feed their kids.

People are greedy and lazy AND the economy is down. The level of economic downturn doesn't justify this. It's mainly the people involved. If it wasn't CAT's, it'd be something else.
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I guess you wouldn't have to worry much if you have a bagged truck.
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^^ Ha ha! True 'dat! ^^
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it turns out the lights from the car in the neighbors business is what spooked the thieves. There's someone who lives in the business complex. They parked in front of his place (out of the view of cameras) at 4AM. They talked for a little bit, then ran straight toward my trucks, taking a path out of view of the cameras. They were driving an SUV. Probably needed my cats for gas money. lol.
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and here some folks are asking if they should "hollow it out" so the truck will be louder...yeah .just blow a hundred bucks worth of dust everywhere...
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