Miller CAT Toyota RAV4 Cat Shield
Miller CAT Toyota RAV4 Cat Shield
Miller CAT Toyota RAV4 Cat Shield
Miller CAT Toyota RAV4 Cat Shield
Miller CAT Toyota RAV4 Cat Shield
Miller CAT Toyota RAV4 Cat Shield
Miller CAT Toyota RAV4 Cat Shield
Miller CAT Toyota RAV4 Cat Shield
Miller CAT Toyota RAV4 Cat Shield

Toyota RAV4 2019-2023 Cat Shield

Protect your Toyota RAV4 Hybrid with our latest aluminum Cat Shield™, available for OEM converters. Package includes Cat Shield, installation hardware, tamper-proof screw kit, Cat Shield Protected sticker, and detailed installation guide.
SKU: TOY-036
Product Type: Vehicle Parts & Accessories
$250.00
$250.00
Style: Hybrid
Subtotal: $250.00
Miller CAT Toyota RAV4 Cat Shield

Toyota RAV4 2019-2023 Cat Shield

$250.00

Toyota RAV4 2019-2023 Cat Shield

$250.00
Style: Hybrid

Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
65%
(31)
35%
(17)
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ROBERT FILOSA
Bob's review

I ordered the cat shield for my RAV4 on line. Received the order in 4 days. I had authorized installer apply the shield. Process went flawlessly.

S
Scott Sinner
RAV4 Hybrid - simplified

Yes, the reviews about horrible instructions are quite accurate. Not clear, both picture quality and verbiage. Pitch them. Well, use the picture that shows the "Combo" groups of fasteners, spacers, etc., and where each Combo goes. Here's how I easily installed mine, with my RAV4 on ramps.
2022 RAV4 Hybrid:
(1) Assemble fastener/spacer Combo groups, put into labeled 3 oz. bathroom cups. .
(2) Use a marker and label the Cat Shield protector plate with the Combo letter for each hole. Wipe the plate first with acetone to remove residual manufacturing oils. .
(3) Hold plate under vehicle to see where the six fasteners will go - mark with grease pencil, white crayon, etc. .
(4) Remove those 6 fasteners, you will use fasteners that came with the Cat Shield. You may need to remove surrounding ones in order to remove the six, and if so, re-install those other ones AFTER you've removed the 6. Instructions say to remove existing heat shield, I left mine. I used a small piece of exhaust tape between OEM heat shield and Cat Shield, just in case it rattles. Thus far, it doesn't. Doesn't seem to even touch. .
(5) Use a cardboard box almost as high as undercarriage to support plate while fastening. .
(6) Start at front of vehicle and install ONLY the skrews (intentional misspelling as their site replaces with "******". LOL. No spacers, couplers, etc., and only a few turns per skrew. This step is to identify which of their pre-drilled holes don't line up and need to be filed. Use a Sharpie marker and mark the sides of the holes where they need to be enlarged, then use a rat-tail file to enlarge. Three of the six on mine had to be enlarged, but only by an eighth of an inch or less. .
(7) After filing the holes, repeat above step with screws-only attachment. Do it! Don't be cocky like I was as you'll likely need to file just a tad more. .
(8) Attach the secondary, smaller shield to the plate. I had to file the edge of one of those holes so in hindsight I probably should have installed it earlier, but no biggie. .
(9) Begin final installation starting at the front, using the labeled Combo paper cups and your letters that you wrote on the Cat Shield plate. Install all fastener Combos loosely at first (spacers go above plate which should be self evident, but I'll state it here for the record).
Pay attention to Combo group B; it has a 1/4" spacer that goes onto the vehicle's 6mm stud first, then skrew on the coupler. Torque the couplers for Combo A & B with a 10mm socket. .
(10) Tighten all fasteners hand tight, then torque them (37-72 in.lbs. - or pretty darn tight). .
(11) Back the vehicle down ramps, pop open a brew.

J
Joseph Chan
Good product

Good product, as long as it's install by professional

D
David North
Should Do The Job. Mounting Hole Placement Incorrect, Though

The design should definitely frustrate any thief in a hurry, so the purpose is served. However, my instructions were printed so poorly the pictures could not be seen (streaking, low on toner?) After figuring things out, the last **** would not go in without routing out the hole to one side. This is on a 2023 Rav4 Hybrid. I wasted a lot of time trying to get this mounted without the hole adjustment. As a final touch I put a little dab of clear silicone caulk into each "tamper proof" ****. It's easy to clean out if you know it's there, but if you don't, no bit will fit into the screws.

J
Joe
Does the trick.

The Cat Shield arrived just 2 days after I placed the order. I did the install my self, it was straight forward and fairly simple. Note that I followed a Youtube video and not the provided instruction as print was blurry and hard to read. I did find that spacing on 1 set of **** wholes was slightly off and so I had to fight for a bit to get the last **** in. I finally took my drill and slightly enlarged one of the holes, just enough to create some space and allow me to insert the mounting **** through the whole in the shield and into the receiving threads in the rav4. A slight inconvenience but manageable and I now feel more comfortable parking the car in public areas.

Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
65%
(31)
35%
(17)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
ROBERT FILOSA
Bob's review

I ordered the cat shield for my RAV4 on line. Received the order in 4 days. I had authorized installer apply the shield. Process went flawlessly.

S
Scott Sinner
RAV4 Hybrid - simplified

Yes, the reviews about horrible instructions are quite accurate. Not clear, both picture quality and verbiage. Pitch them. Well, use the picture that shows the "Combo" groups of fasteners, spacers, etc., and where each Combo goes. Here's how I easily installed mine, with my RAV4 on ramps.
2022 RAV4 Hybrid:
(1) Assemble fastener/spacer Combo groups, put into labeled 3 oz. bathroom cups. .
(2) Use a marker and label the Cat Shield protector plate with the Combo letter for each hole. Wipe the plate first with acetone to remove residual manufacturing oils. .
(3) Hold plate under vehicle to see where the six fasteners will go - mark with grease pencil, white crayon, etc. .
(4) Remove those 6 fasteners, you will use fasteners that came with the Cat Shield. You may need to remove surrounding ones in order to remove the six, and if so, re-install those other ones AFTER you've removed the 6. Instructions say to remove existing heat shield, I left mine. I used a small piece of exhaust tape between OEM heat shield and Cat Shield, just in case it rattles. Thus far, it doesn't. Doesn't seem to even touch. .
(5) Use a cardboard box almost as high as undercarriage to support plate while fastening. .
(6) Start at front of vehicle and install ONLY the skrews (intentional misspelling as their site replaces with "******". LOL. No spacers, couplers, etc., and only a few turns per skrew. This step is to identify which of their pre-drilled holes don't line up and need to be filed. Use a Sharpie marker and mark the sides of the holes where they need to be enlarged, then use a rat-tail file to enlarge. Three of the six on mine had to be enlarged, but only by an eighth of an inch or less. .
(7) After filing the holes, repeat above step with screws-only attachment. Do it! Don't be cocky like I was as you'll likely need to file just a tad more. .
(8) Attach the secondary, smaller shield to the plate. I had to file the edge of one of those holes so in hindsight I probably should have installed it earlier, but no biggie. .
(9) Begin final installation starting at the front, using the labeled Combo paper cups and your letters that you wrote on the Cat Shield plate. Install all fastener Combos loosely at first (spacers go above plate which should be self evident, but I'll state it here for the record).
Pay attention to Combo group B; it has a 1/4" spacer that goes onto the vehicle's 6mm stud first, then skrew on the coupler. Torque the couplers for Combo A & B with a 10mm socket. .
(10) Tighten all fasteners hand tight, then torque them (37-72 in.lbs. - or pretty darn tight). .
(11) Back the vehicle down ramps, pop open a brew.

J
Joseph Chan
Good product

Good product, as long as it's install by professional

D
David North
Should Do The Job. Mounting Hole Placement Incorrect, Though

The design should definitely frustrate any thief in a hurry, so the purpose is served. However, my instructions were printed so poorly the pictures could not be seen (streaking, low on toner?) After figuring things out, the last **** would not go in without routing out the hole to one side. This is on a 2023 Rav4 Hybrid. I wasted a lot of time trying to get this mounted without the hole adjustment. As a final touch I put a little dab of clear silicone caulk into each "tamper proof" ****. It's easy to clean out if you know it's there, but if you don't, no bit will fit into the screws.

J
Joe
Does the trick.

The Cat Shield arrived just 2 days after I placed the order. I did the install my self, it was straight forward and fairly simple. Note that I followed a Youtube video and not the provided instruction as print was blurry and hard to read. I did find that spacing on 1 set of **** wholes was slightly off and so I had to fight for a bit to get the last **** in. I finally took my drill and slightly enlarged one of the holes, just enough to create some space and allow me to insert the mounting **** through the whole in the shield and into the receiving threads in the rav4. A slight inconvenience but manageable and I now feel more comfortable parking the car in public areas.

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