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I ordered a walker exhaust system and cat convertor for my 89 xj with the intention of "you all know who" installing it :brickwall: (I must be a moron) Big suprise he can't install it and frankly at this point I wouldn't let him.

Anyway I called my friendly local muffler shop and they quoted me a minimum of $190 to install it. Does that sound right?
 

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I ordered a walker exhaust system and cat convertor for my 89 xj with the intention of "you all know who" installing it :brickwall: (I must be a moron) Big suprise he can't install it and frankly at this point I wouldn't let him.

Anyway I called my friendly local muffler shop and they quoted me a minimum of $190 to install it. Does that sound right?
That's about 3 hours of labor. Dunno if it takes THAT long.
 

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They might less than thrilled that You didn't get it from them.
 

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Not knowing where you are kinda makes that hard to answer. Shop rates vary wildly in different parts of the country. If your old system was welded and they are welding the new system that takes additional time.

Also they may be putting some 'extra charges' on you because you didn't buy it from them.

But realistically even 'you know who' can install an exhaust. It's straight forward and not really a hard job. It's just kinda a pain if you have to do it on the ground.
 

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Not knowing where you are kinda makes that hard to answer. Shop rates vary wildly in different parts of the country. If your old system was welded and they are welding the new system that takes additional time.

Also they may be putting some 'extra charges' on you because you didn't buy it from them.

But realistically even 'you know who' can install an exhaust. It's straight forward and not really a hard job. It's just kinda a pain if you have to do it on the ground.

Nope. Even "you know who" can't install an exhaust or at least not this one. Hell he doesn't even know how to use a voltmeter:devil:
 

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Find a friend with a welder and have them to weld it up for you.I did it all the time until We got a bender for our garage.Mak it up the way it needs to be ,mark where the pipes go together and have them to line up the marks like connect the dots.
 

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I custom made a dual 3" stainless steel exhaust all TIG welded on an SSR and the customer cost was $2200.
 

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I dont think it should cost that much for anyone. If you bought the whole system then they should not charge you over 100 bucks. I bought my stuff and had it all done for 40 bucks. but only made me pay 20 cuz I pretty much done it myself just used his shop and tools.
 

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I think the "Female Factor" is playing a big role in the overall price.
Many shops (NOT ALL) tend to charge more to female customers JUST BECAUSE they are female. Which in my books is totally WRONG!

Every customer, regardless of race/creed/color/gender/religion, should receive the same price and be treated fairly and equally.

That is unless the customer is a JERK...then no-holds-barred....:pop:

Just had to add that last bit for some comic-relief Started to take myself tooo seriously. Sorry.
 

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I dunno...I've spent upwards of $700.00 for exhaust work on vehicles in the past...

When supplying your own parts many shops have a minimum charge simply because the margins are made on selling the parts and not so much on the labor...
 

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Nope. Even "you know who" can't install an exhaust or at least not this one. Hell he doesn't even know how to use a voltmeter:devil:
Hmmmm.... Maybe we should write some basic 'how to use' write-ups for some of the basic tool kit stuff....
 

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Hmmmm.... Maybe we should write some basic 'how to use' write-ups for some of the basic tool kit stuff....
Any writeups you would be willing to do would be helpful, always looking to add to our knowledge base:cheers:
 

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I took my muffler and catalytic converter to a muffler shop yesterday. They charged me $100 to take the old stuff off and put the new stuff on. They did the job in less than 30 minutes, using two people.

Edit: I called Mineki(sp?) prior to calling the shop I mentioned above. They estimated it would be $140, I told them thank you and hung up. I knew how much it was worth to me to have it done, and $140 was about $40 too high. Personally I think $75 is more in line. I was going to buy a saws all, and some parts so I could do it myself. A cheap saws all is $50. Did I really need the saws all to do the job? Anyway that's how I came up with the $75, because I figured that was what it was going to cost me to do it myself.
 

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I took my muffler and catalytic converter to a muffler shop yesterday. They charged me $100 to take the old stuff off and put the new stuff on. They did the job in less than 30 minutes, using two people.

Edit: I called Mineki(sp?) prior to calling the shop I mentioned above. They estimated it would be $140, I told them thank you and hung up. I knew how much it was worth to me to have it done, and $140 was about $40 too high. Personally I think $75 is more in line. I was going to buy a saws all, and some parts so I could do it myself. A cheap saws all is $50. Did I really need the saws all to do the job? Anyway that's how I came up with the $75, because I figured that was what it was going to cost me to do it myself.
You can get a reciprocating saw at harbor freight for less than $30
 

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Go to several shops dont just shop one price. That is the easiest way to get a fair price. I would shop around. I have never paid more than $130 for an install like that. I'm in CA. Be nice to the guys at the shop too...cuz no one likes an asshole.
 
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