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Old 04-23-2006, 10:08 PM
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$330 too much for dual exhaust

A local shop wants $330 to run dual exhaust on my 05. Does this seem reasonable? I want them to remove the muffer and run 2.5" pipe to 3" stanless tips out the back.

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It sounds cheap to me. What grade of metal will they be using? Aluminized?
 
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Not sure on the piping type; however I only know of one decient shop around here and wanted to get a few opinions on the quote.
 
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spend the extra $ and buy a cat back kit from a company like Gibson, or Magnaflow or something, it will be a better fit and quality, I have yet to find an exhaust shop that can make a weld or bend as good as any company.
 
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Well do not settle for less that aluminized steel. The lower grades will not hold up. Also, make sure the system is mandrel bent. If you dont, it wont flow any better than the stock unit. Since you dont have your location listed (up near your post count and join date), I cant tell you which regional chapter you might want to check in. You should go into the one that is yours though. You might run into some locals who have had similar setups put on, with pricing to reflect your local market.
 
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Old 04-24-2006, 01:26 AM
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i got flowmaster 40 series w/ dual for 220$ good job too......wouldnt pay more than 250. live in miami so cheap labor.
 
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Old 04-24-2006, 04:28 AM
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just my 2 cents! but mendrel bent pipes are great. but on my 1992 chebby truck that i use to use as a mustang killer i had old fashioned bent pipes and it was good enough to run 12.98 e.t. 1/4 mile. just my 2 cents!!!!

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IIRC thats about what I paid for mine.
 
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I just had duals put on my 04 screw flowmaster 70 muffler with 4" rolled stainless tips with the alumized pipe for 350 bucks and the company has been in business for 20 years and they do a great job you can stand on the tips and they will never move and everything is welded for front to back.
 
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I paid 375 instaled for the dual's on my 99 chevy.

Included 18 inch magnaflow si/do muffler with 2.5 inch pipes and 3.5 inch stainless tips.

Very happy with the quality of the system.
 
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:51 AM
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A FlowMaster dual exhaust setup costs around $380.00 from Summit, so the price you are being quoted sounds ok. The difference will be that your pipes will likely be bent on a typical non mandrel type tubing bender, and the Flowmaster stuff is mandrel bent from aluminized tubing.
 
 


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