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I just got quotes from several shops and they are all over priced, right? From one shop: "We normally charge $275 for test pipes / high flow cats and $150

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Old 10-18-2017, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got quotes from several shops and they are all over priced, right?

From one shop: "We normally charge $275 for test pipes / high flow cats and $150 for cat back exhaust installs. However, since you are doing both at the same time, its $375."

Another was saying $225 for just the exhaust and they wont do test pipes.

Cheapest one i found was $150-200 and again would only do the exhaust not test pipes.

Why do test pipes cost more? I guess because they are illegal

Quotes are from shops in Dallas Texas.

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Test pipes can be a real bitch to install if those bolts have frozen up. Cat back is a 30 minute job if you have a lift. They're both reasonable diy jobs if you've got a place to do it. The tools you'll need cost a hell of a lot less than $375.

It's not that bad of a price. It could easily take them 2-3 hours or more if the test pipes don't want to cooperate.
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If you were local, I'd do it for $200, a large pizza and a good bottle of whisky. There's got to be someone in Dallas that can help you out. Repost this the the Texas subforum and see if anyone needs some beer money.
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Alright thanks for you input. I will try to post it in the sub-forum.
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I had CBE installed for like $100. Then when I got HFC, I got that installed for about $140 at my local mechanic and I needed gaskets. This is in SoCal. For some reason I'd expect it to be cheaper in TX.
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Driving a 16',,,your's shouldn't be bad.
I guess they're trying to CYA-in the event they break some bolt's/knuckles.
The exhaust is very straight forward & simple to install...try bumping the thread a few day's & you will get a better deal.
Just be sure they perform quality work.
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Also remember; No impact wrenches on exhaust bolt's while AFR (O2) sensor's are in place,,,the vibration will damage them.
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Test pipes can be a real bitch to install if those bolts have frozen up. Cat back is a 30 minute job if you have a lift. They're both reasonable diy jobs if you've got a place to do it. The tools you'll need cost a hell of a lot less than $375.

It's not that bad of a price. It could easily take them 2-3 hours or more if the test pipes don't want to cooperate.
I ended up cutting the downpipe😂
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