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Rob2012

Cat Shield Ebay (torque for bolts)

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Hi,

I am going to fit a metal shield to hopefully deter (or at least slow down) any potential cat thieves.  

The shield just fits to rear of the subframe, does anyone know the torque for the bolts of the supports at the rear of the subframe?  I have attached the Ebay link for the item which shows the bolts.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-Auris-Estate-2013-Catalytic-Converter-Anti-Theft-Protection-Cover-Shield/283676952374?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D5b5af4935ba647a19c3b259c2d82d453%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D283776050267%26itm%3D283676952374%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2045573&_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042

Thanks

Rob 

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Hi, 

I don’t have exact specs for your car however for another Toyota model I found is 75Nm, 55ft-lbs, you may like to fit some security bolts just in case. I fitted myself that ones: 26002SU Wheel Lock Bolts SU M12 x 1,25, flat seat, shaft length 34,5 mm, Overall length 63,0 mm, Hex size 17mm, Key diameter 25,8 mm https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0048EJNNY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_bvzrEb8AK78JW

They fit just fine. You don’t need to ever tighten the bolts, max 75Nm, when you tighten them you will see the plate is flexing and gets onto shape, make sure doesn’t touch the exhaust pipe or silencer otherwise you may get some vibrations and you will need to flex it a bit. My one was good first time . 
Regards 

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Cheers Tony!  

Did you need support the sub frame when undoing the bolts?

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Hi,

you don’t need to support the frame , those braces looks like additional support to stiffen the chassis , better structural rigidity.  
Regards 
 

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