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Old 11-13-2007, 07:40 PM   #1
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Went to meinike today to take a look at some exhaust systems for the car. Got a quote of 390$ for a dual system, not including tips. Anyone know if this is a good deal or not? They werent clear on which flowmaster series i would be getting but still seemed a bit expensive for the whole thing if its just a standard exhaust.
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If you'd like a flowmaster exhaust, you could have a shop just replace your muffler and catalytic converter for just a little labor cost and the cost of the parts. I think that quote is a bit much. But all exhaust does is make your car sound different, and more flowing exhaust makes you lose your low-end torque a bit. If you want to replace your muffler for the sound, though, have a look around and find some prices at Magnaflow'*, Flowmaster'*, and Dynomax'* resellers.
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your car already has dual exhaust....

Mufflers are about $60 a piece.

Muffler shops charge around $50 an hour in most places.

Probably about a half hour job if no other modification is needed.
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lol, yeah i know its dual already, dont know why i put that in there. I think im gonna look around a bit more before making a final decision
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If it means anything for price comparisons, such as jobs on exhaust...

Today I had my 95 SLE single-exhaust changed over to dual, they changed the muffler to a dynomax turbo muffler (dual( and installed my custom tips, the labor price was $290 for that, not including the muffler and tips, however it did include the custom hangers and mounting it different since it'* dual, etc. I know this is a bit off topic but I figured it would go to show how much more work mine was compared to yours and how it was 100 less, btw, a dynomax muffler only cost me $60 online (new) at summit racing equipment...


Long story short, I vote for checking around for prices for yours too....
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well check this out guys,i put a 80 series on my 93SSEi and its oviously already dual,so for the total cost plus the tips were about $140.so you just gots to look around buddy,it takes time,but i have about a year with mine and let me tell you that the 80 series flowmaster kicks in perty good.it was a good waste of money,im impressed.they dont call them flowmaster for nothing,its the master of the flow....talk yourself into the owner,make friends with him for about 10 minutes,then maybe if you tell him what kind of tips you want and stuff,he might lower the price.oh and a peice of advice,dont go to big companies like minike or stuff like that for exhaust work,go to an actual muffler shop.ok.search search search....
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Anyone know if this is a good deal or not?
I bought my muffler, resonator and tips and brought them to a shop who then bent and welded up new 2.5" pipe for $200 bucks.
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