Originally Posted by Steve LS
Mufflers shops have become expensive because most people cant deal with exhaust themself, so they got you over a barrel. I believe they will weld most of the seams rather than clamp them like most doityourselfer would have to do.
You were going to supply the mufflers ?
Cant you find the right fit Borlas ?
50 for two adapters is crazy.
Upgrades are expensive. Its a sellers market.
I was going to buy the mufflers myself. The mufflers I had shown them were offset-in center-out but they told me they wouldn't work. They're also only 1/4" shorter than the stock muffler so basically tehy have to only cut the pipe, take the old muffler out, and weld the new one in.. they wouldn't even have to bend any pipes. To me this is like a $30 job.. anyway, I"ve been told by the exhaust shops too that by just changing the mufflers the car probably won't sound any different at all than it does now, but the stock mufflers seem restrictive and the aftermarket ones are free-flowing. Do you 2000+ owners see a potential for better sound by just replacing the mufflers? I"m afraid of this being a waste of money!
By the way, this same place quoted me just a little over $1,000 to put new struts on!, OR $394 for just labor if I buy my own struts.