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This is sort of funny to me. I went into Midas last week to price an exhaust. For a catback system they wanted 475 without tips and 600 with tips to use mandrel bends.

Now it's about a month and a half from the date I have planned to do this (After I get home from a leadership sort of camp in early summer). The guy calls me and says he'll do it for 425 with mandrel bends. The place I'm going to go to right now is going to charge me about 280 for everything without mandrel bends. He said he'd try not to make any sharp bends.

Anyone else have a midas around them that installed their system. I want the mandrel bends but not for 145 more. I know I'm getting hosed and don't want to go much above 300 for it all. Anyway you guys think I can bring the price down?
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$600 for an exhaust, I'd laugh in their face.
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yeah, on a ranger, thats too much. mandrel bends are nice, but not absolutely necessary. as long as the pipe is big enough they wont make that much of a difference. Ive NEVER spent the extra cash for mandrel bends. mandrel is the right thing to do, but is too $$$$ IMO for a compact truck thats not in shows
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Seems like I don't get the respect being only 17. Guess I should grow my beard back and go in. See if that makes a difference.
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my friend got his f-150 done at midas with mandrel bends, with tips, for less than mine i think. it was a close price anyway and i paid 318. their mufflers suck and make a v8 sound like it has a lot of gas (as in the discharge of air from a human or other such animal from the posterior end). its loud and sounds like crap (literally). he got a raven or sumthin like that and said he got flowmaster sound for a deal. i say yea right.

also, they took a coffee can looking muffler(the raven or wutever it is) and did a y-pipe in and a y-pipe out. so youve got a single inlet/single outlet turned into dual exhaust. not smart if you ask me.
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^^

The system they quoted me that price on was a flowmaster one. Single in dual outlet muffler.

I might just go uber cheap and get a dynomax with a single in single out and y pipe after the muffler. All this exhaust shopping sucks around here. Everyone is a Jack A$$ and says different things than others. And being a young gun they just toss me all over the place. One place the guy has been nice to me and actually heard me out but he doesn't want to go over 2 inch piping after the muffler.

I just wish someone could give me all their part numbers, and plop the place they got it done around here so I can go and get it done finally.
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600 bucks wow.
I think i paid around 220 or so for a flowmaster 40 single in daul out with tips. I gotta buddy who been working at an exhaust place wants me to switch to magnaflow said they sound better. i can get him to do that with tips for about the same 200 dollar price.
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Guess I'm just getting f'd in the A then...
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i paid around 200 for my flowmaster 40 series single in dual out at a local shop in gainesville... i would stay away from midas they always seem to cost more
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I bought my Magnaflow used on Ebay for like $20 ($40 something with shipping) and it cost $154 to mandrel bend a dual out and install the muffler.
Independent muffler shops are usually more reasonable than the big chains....and I can't stand George Foreman...
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I bought my Magnaflow used on Ebay for like $20 ($40 something with shipping) and it cost $154 to mandrel bend a dual out and install the muffler.
Independent muffler shops are usually more reasonable than the big chains....and I can't stand George Foreman...
Foreman is the spokesman for meinkie not midas... and what is a mandrel bend?
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Oh ok...well good then...ahem....

A mandrel bender bends the tubing evenly and nicely with far less creasing or ugly bends...sorry to get so technical...:)
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Oh ok...well good then...ahem....

A mandrel bender bends the tubing evenly and nicely with far less creasing or ugly bends...sorry to get so technical...:)
oh okay i think thats the kind i have then
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most shops do crush bending, which is ok. if you want dual pipes, a dual out muffler will be cheaper than a SISO and a Y pipe. buy your muffler off ebay, flows go for about 38, and find a locally owned smaller shop to do the work.
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ebay mufflers still cost some cash. Cheapest flowmaster muffler I found was 66 bucks. I've been searching for a long long time for great deals and can't find one. All the local shops won't do mandrel unless I want to spend a lot more.

Anywhere on ebay you guys search specifically? I typed in flowmaster mufflers and get one place for "buy it now" but they are still up there.

And 40 bucks shipped magnaflow... I'd get that for that price. The best I can do is going to advance auto parts and picking up a dynomax for 35....
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yikes the guys are right. 600 is WAY OVERPRICED for a horrible sound IMO. i paid 350ish for my flowmaster ( ALOT MORE THAN OTHERS PAID) for the same thing but notice it is still not 600 bucks.
my advice dont rush into it cause u cant wait for it to be done. wait till u find the right price and what you really want. unless you can afford to blow money on things like that
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I can't afford to blow money and I've been looking and pricing since last year. By the time I find one I'm going to be away to college and won't have the money to buy it. The only reas I have the cash right now is because I have motivation to put in extra hours and then after I get done upgrading I'll back off of working 20 hours a week.

I'm just tired or waiting but not tired enough to spend that kind of money.
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search for "flowmaster muffler" (not plural) the seller performancepeddler sells them for 38 plus shipping on the original 40 series
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ya and someone shuold charge u 280 MAX!!! to do the install with some decent tips
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