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What's a reasonable price for having a muffler put on? (rant included)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoCo, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Jan 22, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    TacoCo

    TacoCo [OP] Aspiring wrench monkey

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    I just stopped by the local garage to inquire about having my stock muffler cut out and a new one welded on. The guy that I spoke to was a total ass, and I'm a bit annoyed, so I'm thinking that I may just go with a cat-back rather than give them my business.

    He started off by saying that I may void my factory warranty :rolleyes:, so right then I should have walked out. Then he went on to say that it would be up to 2 hours of labor to take off the stock exhaust, weld in the new muffler and reinstall the exhaust... at $118 per hour! He suggested that I get a cat-back and bring it in for them to install (at $118 an hour, yeah right!). I reminded him that the whole reason I was considering just having a muffler welded on instead of getting a cat-back was to save some money. Then he suggested that I could get a muffler welded on at Midas or something along those lines next time I'm in Denver... :eek: I couldn't believe at that point that he was basically saying that he didn't want my business in the middle of a goddamn recession! Good luck with that.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    WTF? My exhaust was too long for my truck, so I had a local shop custom fit my catback for only $90. That included taking off the stock one.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    Brunes

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    Yeah...That shop is shiat-tay...Keep looking.

    Good luck!!
     
  4. Jan 22, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    yosh2000

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    it was about 5 years ago, but when i got a magnaflow muffler and install for my 98 prerunner for less than $120 OTD from a local midas.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    I paid $89 for installing my Magnaflow (purchased elsewhere) and for a chrome tip (purchased there). They also had to add a short piece of pipe because the Magnaflow is shorter than OEM.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    vtragweed

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    dynaflow all the way man, love the rumble and sound not to loud but still lets you know its there
     
  7. Jan 22, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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