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Old 07-13-2009, 09:41 AM   #1
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I am boycotting SLP!

Until they can explain to us consumers why they are charging $400+, for 2 pipes, 2 tips, and some clamps, aka their loudmouth system.

This thing should be costing 150-200 max!

To give perspective, you could get this same thing done at a custom exhaust shop for probably less than that (and that includes labor).

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Old 07-13-2009, 09:44 AM   #2
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Until they can explain to us consumers why they are charging $400+, for 2 pipes, 2 tips, and some clamps, aka their loudmouth system.

This thing should be costing 150-200 max!

To give perspective, you could get this same thing done at a custom exhaust shop for probably less than that (and that includes labor).

I second that statement!!!!
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:49 AM   #3
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Well its like this, new car, developement, and crap like that items are always high. Wait a few years and it will probably be a few hundred. GMPP charges 800.00 for their axle back system... just give it some time
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Well its like this, new car, developement, and crap like that items are always high. Wait a few years and it will probably be a few hundred. GMPP charges 800.00 for their axle back system... just give it some time
GMPP is an actual muffler system, the loudmouth system is not. It's just a straight pipe with tip welded onto it.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:55 AM   #5
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SLP always overcharges for everything. I avoid them like the plague. I posted a very similar statement on a fellow ls site btw. Ive heard of local exhaust shops doing this for $50-100 out the door.

Im sorry but development time for 2 pipes doesnt justify the price tag.

We are doing now what is known as corvette tax....i.e. if people are dumb enough to pay it, the companies are going to charge it.

$400 for an intake pipe with a filter for example. I will get a cheapie off ebay in a few months for $150 or so and make the same power as the guy who pays $500.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:56 AM   #6
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GMPP is an actual muffler system, the loudmouth system is not. It's just a straight pipe with tip welded onto it.
I have the LMII and its comparable (but no car)
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:19 AM   #7
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Though I'm not going to disagree that that price seems high for what the parts really are, I can kinda' see where it's coming from. I won't argue that the price from shops are going to be a lot less, but how many of these shops are going to use stainless mandrel-bent pipes? Not many shops, at least in my area, mandrel-bent exhaust, let alone stock stainless pipes. Figure about $40 per tip, $15 per clamp, and I can see that price go up pretty quick. Also, they probably have an engineer figure out how to configure the jigs for the pipe benders; getting engineers involved is never cheap.

I can see what you're saying, but considering what many people are already paying for other axle/cat'-backs, it doesn't seem out of line to me. The statement regarding "Corvette Tax" applies to so many things; possibly, this is one of those situations.

I think one can, at least, rest assured that paying this much for this type of exhaust will mean it'll fit like a glove.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:23 AM   #8
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Well its like this, new car, developement, and crap like that items are always high. Wait a few years and it will probably be a few hundred. GMPP charges 800.00 for their axle back system... just give it some time
Well the SLP Loudmouth for my 05 Mustang was cheaper the first year and has gotten more expensive ever since. :(
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:33 AM   #9
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Well the SLP Loudmouth for my 05 Mustang was cheaper the first year and has gotten more expensive ever since. :(
Like I said bro, if people will pay it companies will charge it. It only makes sense.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:54 AM   #10
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Until they can explain to us consumers why they are charging $400+, for 2 pipes, 2 tips, and some clamps, aka their loudmouth system.

This thing should be costing 150-200 max!

To give perspective, you could get this same thing done at a custom exhaust shop for probably less than that (and that includes labor).

If too pricey for you --- try Magnaflow's version for $480.99 (e.g. JDP Motorsports). Seems to be a pattern, here. But, I suspect both systems fit perfectly and look professional.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:33 PM   #11
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Just do the muffler delete then. My step dad did that on his and it sounds pretty good and only cost around $100 for the local exhaust shop to do it. Its basically what the SLP loudmouth is, just straight pipes with some cats.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:52 PM   #12
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You don't like the price don't buy . That's why this is america ,but I will say that they are very high quality parts that fit well, look great, last, and most of all sound great.

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Old 07-13-2009, 02:47 PM   #13
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Just my perspective.
What country do we live in? What freedoms are we afforded? If I have a problem with the price of something, I move on. It's the manufactures or retailers RIGHT to sell at whatever price they prefer. Bitching about it is nothing but negative. It does no good. If nobody buy's it, they adjust or die with it. If a product is inferior or of poor quality, that is the reason to bitch. Just my .02 worth.

Didn't see your post coolman until I posted. Didn't mean to be a freakin parrot. I agree with ya man.
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:55 PM   #14
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Until they can explain to us consumers why they are charging $400+, for 2 pipes, 2 tips, and some clamps, aka their loudmouth system.

This thing should be costing 150-200 max!

To give perspective, you could get this same thing done at a custom exhaust shop for probably less than that (and that includes labor).

If the custom bent tubing is a perfect match for the Camaro, and isn't "pinched" and doesn't restrict air flow... that's worth a little extra.

The tips are a lot nicer than stock, and they look nicer than the tips I've seen at small exhaust shops in town. The clamps are chump change...

But yeah... if you used your stock tips, and went to a local exhaust shop... you could easily get it done for $150-200. Then again, you'd have those plain-ass tips, and 2.5" pipes bent by hand - they wouldn't be that perfect and might restrict a little flow.
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:18 PM   #15
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If it were a chambered exhaust, id argue with the OP, but the fact that you are paying $400 for a couple of pipes (that granted are made to perfectly fit and come with hangar tabs welded on), a set of polished tips, and some clamps.... i dunno.

I wouldnt spend that amount of money for it.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:20 PM   #16
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Price is no reason to boycott something, unless they advertised one thing and gave you another for the advertised price. There are tons of exhaust available you pick the one you can afford or choose to afford and go from there. I think this post is pretty rediculous because all your doing is whining about price. I ordered the ARh headers/exhaust holy cow it was 1800 I must be getting ripped I can get similiar products much cheaper. Oh well thats their price and thats the product i wanted. Oh wait my borla mufflers were $600 and thats just an axle back system, I bet I could get a catback system cheaper from a different company.
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Price is no reason to boycott something, unless they advertised one thing and gave you another for the advertised price. There are tons of exhaust available you pick the one you can afford or choose to afford and go from there. I think this post is pretty rediculous because all your doing is whining about price. I ordered the ARh headers/exhaust holy cow it was 1800 I must be getting ripped I can get similiar products much cheaper. Oh well thats their price and thats the product i wanted. Oh wait my borla mufflers were $600 and thats just an axle back system, I bet I could get a catback system cheaper from a different company.
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Just have a local shop weld up some piping for you instead of bending over for SLP's price. It's gonna sound the same no matter what, and there is no "coolness factor" for paying $300 more than you should have just to have the name "SLP" on your mod list.
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There are plenty of straight pipe axleback systems out there for other cars like the Mustang that cost just as much. When you buy a part like this, you are paying for support, marketing, insurance, and all the other stuff that comes with being a real business. It's that same reason your Camaro costs like $10K in actual materials, but sells for much more.

But to say your Boycotting SLP...not sure why...just don't buy that one part if you think it is overpriced.
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Yeah i got ripped, but at least my tips look purdy. lol
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Yeah i got ripped, but at least my tips look purdy. lol
How did you get ripped? Didn't know how much they cost when you bought them.
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I just paid $450 by buying regular pipes
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:56 PM   #23
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I've installed SLP products on my SS.

Personally, I think they offer a very good product(s). And their customer service is very good as well.

With NO disrespct intended; If you feel their prices are too high, and/or don't prefer their products, there are plenty of other companies to buy from.

Lets not continue down this path of bashing SLP.

If you don't care for what they have to offer, you CAN express your displeasure without making it personal.
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I just paid $450 by buying regular pipes
If you knew what you were buying and how much it cost, then you didn't get ripped off. Did anybody hold you down and force you to buy them? If you thought it was too much then why did you get them.
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Have you guys seen the jobs local muffler shops are doing? Its like bird poop on your exhaust. Granted, there are quality muffler shops out there, but they are going to cost as well. You are paying a premium for a premium product. If you dont want to pay premium, go on eBay and get some junk the local highschool can weld onto your $55,000 car. Is it worth the quality?
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