Cat shield anyone?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by cnc97, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. Capcitymuffler

    Capcitymuffler New Member

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    Or everyone could save money and the extreme labor on the install and purchase the original patent pending product cat security™️ That is installed with aluminum and stainless steel hardware that are both corrosion resistant that can be installed in under 30 minutes by a professional With simple tools which doesnt require a tool you will throw across the garage while frustrated and only use once.
     
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    Louvers all the way.. those simple cutouts aren't going to let much airflow in or out and cause way more heat to build up on the catalytic converter..
     
  3. cnc97

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    No thicker then that metal is, it’s not going to be enough to cause an issue.
     
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    After a rash of converter thefts in my city, I bought the Auto Defender off eBay. I’ll get some security torx screws and use my rivet nuts that I already have on hand to install it.

    They did arrest one guy, but he obviously had help. He had been turned away from at least one recycler in the area. $12k in sales to one recycler since May. He had sawzall and stolen cats in his possession when arrested.
     

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  5. Georgina Rudkus

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    cat defender front plate rear passenger side mounting.JPG cat defender front plate rear passenger side mounting.JPG The rivet is fake, It is cut down and epoxied in place.
     

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    im wondering if you can provide the sizes for both stainless steel rivets and and washers. im going to do what you recommend but want to make sure i buy the correct sizes the first time lol
     
  7. Georgina Rudkus

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    1/4 inch for the front bolts. 3/16 would work for the others, but 1/4 will works better, if you need to drill holes in the car,s rails.
     
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    I probably should mention that I have a 2nd gen. Does that make a difference or 1/4 still?
     
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    Yeah, all 1/4 inch rivets would be the best. They will fit the existing front hoies with no drilling.
     
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    Here's what the cat shield from Cap City Muffler looks like installed on the Gen3 ;):

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    Here's a full cat defender shield mounted on Prius v.JPG view of the one installed on my v.
     
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    Got my MillerCAT guard installed last night. Painted it orange to liven it up a bit.
     

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