Catalytic Converter - which parts to protect?

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  1. darelldd

    darelldd Prius is our Gas Guzzler

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    Me too! And I'm fine being liable for what I do to my own car...
     
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    I suspect their hesitance is that electrical based welding tools can in rare instances cause damage to a Prius, but this is primarily related to welding cars after an accident in a body repair shop, not welding exhaust systems. Their refusal to weld in cat protection is simple fear / ignorance of High Voltage systems in cars, which sadly is still way too common in the automotive industry...
     
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    Don't know what you hope to achieve.. that is not effective to stop a thief and all you have done is create a point for rust to set in where you welded to the unibody. Maybe you have not heard of a sawzall but it would take about a minute to cut the thin exhaust fore and aft of your steel bar.
     
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    A much more effective deterent would be a steel plate covering the exhaust tunnel. Could have holes in it for airflow.
     
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    Seems like that extra heat would shorten it's lifespan?
     
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    Besides more heat for the car probably too.
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    And possibly dash lights because sensors are quick to complain if something isn't normal in the exhaust system...
     
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    maybe, but it could be open to the front and rear or could be the stuff with big holes in it like metal step grating.
     
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    Maybe even add tiny propellers with servos to direct the wind? Lol... Point being... Paranoid people are hilarious about how much time and energy their fears waste on worthless perspectives.
     
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