If you have a Toyota Tundra, you might want to know how many catalytic converters are in a Toyota Tundra. Because in the united states, catalytic converter theft is increasing day by day, and Toyota Tundra is one of those vehicles that thieves choose to steal catalytic converters.
How many catalytic converters are in a Toyota Tundra?
In the second generation of Toyota Tundra, there are 4 catalytic converters. 2 catalytic converters are placed near the engine and 2 are under the vehicle. Currently, Toyota Tundra has the third generation. In the 3rd generation, Toyota Tundra has 3 catalytic converters. 1 catalytic converter is placed near the engine and 2 are under the vehicle.
Why do people steal catalytic converters from Toyota Tundra?
People steal catalytic converters from Toyota Tundra because it is easy to steal and it has expensive metals. Catalytic converters have 3 precious metals (Platinum, Palladium, and Rhodium). All of these metals are so expensive.
So, people steal catalytic converters and get these metals from the catalytic converters and sell these metals in the market. Thieves easily sell these metals and can get up to 120$. Now, question is, why Toyota Tundra is on the hitlist for catalytic converters stealing?
The first reason is the ground clearance of the Toyota Tundra. Because it has so much ground clearance, thieves can easily go under the car and steal the catalytic converters.
The second reason is that it has multiple catalytic converters. So there are high chances that those catalytic converters are less used that are under the car than others. So, by stealing Toyota Tundra catalytic converters, Thieves can make more money than the other car’s catalytic converters.
How to save catalytic converters of Toyota Tundra?
There are many after-market devices that can be used to safeguard your car’s catalytic converter. For example, some companies made alarms that you can attach with a catalytic converter. If the catalytic converter move, it will give u an alarm. Also, some companies have made sheets of steel that you can use to cover your vehicle’s catalytic converter.
What is a catalytic converter?
A catalytic converter is a device that is used between engine and exhaust to convert toxic gases into less toxic gases by doing reactions. It is one of the best inventions in the automobile industry. Since this invention, vehicles produce less pollution. There are 2 main types of catalytic converters.
- 2-way catalytic converter
- 3-way catalytic converter
2-way catalytic converter
It is used since 1981 in cars. It has 2 main tasks. The first one is that do redox and convert carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. The second one is that do redox and convert hydrocarbons to carbon dioxide and water.
3-way catalytic converter
It is a better version of a 2-way catalytic converter. It has one extra advantage. It is used to control nitric acid and nitrogen dioxide. Basically, it converts nitrogen dioxide to nitrogen gas. The new Toyota Tundra also comes with 3-way catalytic converters.