Protect Catalytic Converter From Theft?

hazards280

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Hello all! I am looking for any recommendations to protect the exposed cats in the 392 from theft. I frequently take my Jeep to remote trail heads to ride my dirt bike, and it's a prime target for theft. I see RockHard4x4 has a full body skid plate that covers them, but I'm wondering if there are other options available that don't add the weight of a full skid.

While insurance is there for cases like this, I'd rather avoid the headache and proactively put protection in place.

 
Hello all! I am looking for any recommendations to protect the exposed cats in the 392 from theft. I frequently take my Jeep to remote trail heads to ride my dirt bike, and it's a prime target for theft. I see RockHard4x4 has a full body skid plate that covers them, but I'm wondering if there are other options available that don't add the weight of a full skid.

While insurance is there for cases like this, I'd rather avoid the headache and proactively put protection in place.

I can’t even find a reliable answer to where the cats are. You seen a diagram? I just picked mine up last week and haven’t crawled underneath. Seeing some mixed answers on this interweb.
 
Hello all! I am looking for any recommendations to protect the exposed cats in the 392 from theft. I frequently take my Jeep to remote trail heads to ride my dirt bike, and it's a prime target for theft. I see RockHard4x4 has a full body skid plate that covers them, but I'm wondering if there are other options available that don't add the weight of a full skid.

While insurance is there for cases like this, I'd rather avoid the headache and proactively put protection in place.

Have you had catalytic converters stolen before?
 
Go the deterrent route and use a metal etching tool to engrave “Stolen From [your VIN]” onto your cats.
 
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I can’t even find a reliable answer to where the cats are. You seen a diagram? I just picked mine up last week and haven’t crawled underneath. Seeing some mixed answers on this interweb.
I ended up purchasing an aluminum skid plate for M.O.R.E. I called and asked if the skid covered the cats and the employee said they are well covered and would protect against theft. The price point was in line with what I was looking to spend, and the aluminum construction will hold up the the elements here in the mid-west. I'll update once it arrives and provide some feedback on the power coating quality and installation process.

 
Have you had catalytic converters stolen before?
I have not, I just want to avoid the problem from occurring. I'm sure nothing would ever happen since most Wranglers do not have easily accessible catalytic converters, and thieves would likely avoid them. I just have very little trust in people and some protection will bring peace of mind.
 
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