Why Catalytic Converters Are So Expensive?

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  1. Lextreme

    Lextreme Just call me "Lex"

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    I just visited the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History and found out why Cats are so expensive.... LOL...
     
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    And ??? "Please explain". As Pauline said..
     
  3. Jake Breyck

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    a contibting factor is the platnum used to make them whitch is also why threre being stolen off cars.
     
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    Lex buddy, did you forget to explain why they are so expensive? A brain freeze perhaps.... It happens what can you do??....:dunce:
     
  5. Lextreme

    Lextreme Just call me "Lex"

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    Jake,

    You are a smart man....
     
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    platinum, palladium, rhodium
     
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    I got an idea let's all hit up all the wreck and junk yards for all there Cat converters and then start breaking them down for the precious minerals inside.. Sell the minerals on the black market then retire rich and live happily ever after..Buy all the exotic cars to fill up the huge garage that joins your big house on the hill?

    Sounds good to me... He he ...
     
  9. Lextreme

    Lextreme Just call me "Lex"

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    Jibbby,

    You think it is that easy? I was in a Recycle Junk yard few months ago. A guy took two cat to the yard and they took PICTURE of him and have him sign few places before they pay him cash.
     
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    cats are big money at the salvage yards.
     
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    haha, my friend works in Corona off the infamous 6th street. Every morning carsget gas siphoned, cats 'sawzalled" off, the next door neighbors evenhad their 10 grand A/C unit stolen off the roof! just for the copper inide... people are going to start living like crazies from mad max:headbang:
     
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    Mad Max as in Thunder Dome ??
    Now where was that movie made ??
     
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    Mel Gibson lives in the next city over to me...Malibu, I have seen him a few times at the Pepperdine University in Malibu, California swimming in the Olympic size swimming pool... Mel old boy is short man too but atleast he stays fit or tries too.....

    Lex, recycling is "big business" and very lucrative... One of my friends father has made millions and millions of dollars over the years in his recycling business.. He doesn't even work that hard either...It doesn't suprise me about the Cat converters exchange..
     
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    Funny thing about recyclers ?? They always look like scavengers and greasy, dirty from there work.. So they look like battlers ...
    Ahh perceptions !!!
     

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