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post #1 of 19 Old 02-06-2008, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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$75.00 hr.

I have a local muffler shop that says he will install a 3" dp w/cat/muff delete for $75.00 hr. and I furnish the parts. Anyone know how long that should take in a well run muffler shop?. I know the flat dp is somestims tough to install. Thanks.

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i would say just install it yourself... i can get you a great deal on a straight piped exhaust that has a 3" dp for easy install...

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If they know what they are doing it could be over in a couple hours. If not, it could take a while. See if they can give you a maximum.

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i would pay for that! Thats pricey

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Thanks guys. I appreciate it.

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where are u located im sure someone near would have no problems helping u


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It took me quite a while to do it on my SD but I had a little run in with my gooseneck hitch. On the obs do you have to cut the flange on the firewall to get a 3" to fit? Even at that it shouldn't take but a couple of hours.

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We took an f-450 to a local muffler shop, they cut the cat and muffler off and welded straight pipes back in the place of each. Total time was about ½ hour and flat rate cost was $80 and they furnished the pipe. I think I would ask for a flat rate price to do all and would probably let them have it for less than $100 total with me furnishing just the DP.

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Heck, I would do it for free, just to get to work on another PSD.

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