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    I just want to get a sanity check on the exhaust system i'm pricing.

    2.5inch True dual to a 14inch DI/DO magnaflow with turn downs right before rear axle.
    Moving the Muffler forward to the cab area to help with the scavenge effect of the built in Xpipe.

    Price to install with parts $365.


    Any thoughts?

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    2.25in ReadyLift Level Kit / 3in blocks/ 3500lb HellWig / 265x65x17 Wrangler AT
    K&N Filter / AirRaid MIT / MagnaFlow 2.25" Dual Exhaust / HyperTech MaxEnergy

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    Well that isnt that bad. i know i just paid $250 for duals, from the cat back with 4in stainless tips.
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    Doesn't sound to bad. We all have found on this site that price varies from state to state and location. I would be more concerned about the quality and reputation of the shop.
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    After calling a round a bit, it seems the avg price is $300.

    Since this is large city, its sorta hard to get any idea on reputation, any particular questions i should ask to help identify a good shop? Back in my home town i would know exactly who to go too....

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    I would start with checking the local BBB and then if you see/hear a truck or car that looks like it has a aftermarket exhaust I would just ask the owner who did there exhaust and if they were happy with the job. You may want to check Jegs and Summit for there brand exhaust systems that are less money than the brand name companies. I think Hearthrob makes there kits.

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    I just talked to Meineke, the guy there said i cannot go Dual in as it would void the mfg warranty.

    He said GM has a one piece assembly from the manifold to the 3inch flange, and he would have to cut in at the Y pipe behind the cats to get true dual which would cause issues with my warranty. The guy went to on to tell me how customers have complained to him about dealerships screwing them over the situation and he personally wouldnt recommend doing it unless i was prepared to loose my warranty.

    I understand about that aftermarket law that passed a little while back, but i had always been told you could do whatever you want as long as its behind the cats. The guy seems real knowledgeable about the situation, was i just misinformed before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98Hotrod98 View Post
    I just talked to Meineke, the guy there said i cannot go Dual in as it would void the mfg warranty.

    He said GM has a one piece assembly from the manifold to the 3inch flange, and he would have to cut in at the Y pipe behind the cats to get true dual which would cause issues with my warranty. The guy went to on to tell me how customers have complained to him about dealerships screwing them over the situation and he personally wouldnt recommend doing it unless i was prepared to loose my warranty.

    I understand about that aftermarket law that passed a little while back, but i had always been told you could do whatever you want as long as its behind the cats. The guy seems real knowledgeable about the situation, was i just misinformed before?

    Forget about what i just said, I just called my dealer and talked to the shop foreman. he said i can do whatever i want as long as i stay behind the cats. however my original exhaust warranty will be voided. ( i said, well no sh*t its gone. He said exactly, who cares )
    Last edited by 98Hotrod98; 06-15-2011 at 05:06 PM.

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    I assume it isnt to bad, from where I am from it would be cheaper but its who you know here The only thing I can advise is to watch so they dont do **** welding, like weld the bottom and not the top of the pipe
    2002 Chevy Silverado & 1995 Ford Bronco

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    How good you guys think flows sound cut off and turned down? Are they much louder than regular flows dueled out?

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