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Old 12-22-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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Exhaust Install Question - Muffler shop or Performance Shop

Does anyone have opinions about getting the exhaust installed by a local muffler shop (cheaper -- to save a few bucks) or is it better and more effective to have a car performance shop (such as Livernois, Jannetty, etc...) install it?
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:39 PM   #2
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If you're just doing cat-back, a muffler shop should be fine. If you're doing headers and/or cats, I would go with a perf shop. Also, this should be posted in the Exhaust section.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:49 PM   #3
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do it in your garage!
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:55 PM   #4
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definately do it yourself man. If you are doing Headers get a friend to help. If just cat back you can do it. i did mine in about two hours. That includes taking off the old set.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:56 PM   #5
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have it done by a shop and have them weld em in...no chance of leaks afterward from expansion of the joints.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:59 PM   #6
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i would go to a performances shop. why take a chance on you car? and btw livernois is a grade A shop
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If you're just doing cat-back, a muffler shop should be fine. If you're doing headers and/or cats, I would go with a perf shop. Also, this should be posted in the Exhaust section.
This is the exhaust section!
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:32 PM   #8
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This is the exhaust section!
well obviously somebody moved it to the right section lol..
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This is the exhaust section!
It is now. If you look in gen discussions you will see that it was moved.
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:32 PM   #10
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It is now. If you look in gen discussions you will see that it was moved.
Sorry, didn't realize that.
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Old 12-25-2010, 02:46 PM   #11
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Performance shops aren't always expert exhaust shops.
Exhaust shops deal with it all day long and have seen it all. Challenges are easily handled. Performance shops either have an exhaust expert on staff of they don't.
Installing systems that are already built for the car can easily be done in your driveway. It is nice to have stuff tacked though, the slip fittings and bands clamps do not do as good a job of holding things in places the way flanges do.
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Do it yourself. I don't even have a garage, Just hand tools, a jack ,and a jack stand. Did it in my driveway with the help of a friend.
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Do it yourself. I don't even have a garage, Just hand tools, a jack ,and a jack stand. Did it in my driveway with the help of a friend.
Yeah , but look where he is from ,Almost north POLE
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