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Old 06-04-11, 12:25 AM   #31
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Midas did a great job for me, if you know the Firestone guys use them. Make sure they are careful with the rear hangers. They shouldn't be visible, like this...

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Old 06-04-11, 12:37 AM   #32
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I am gonna look for a local Midas thanks. Maybe a friend modder out here has hook ups
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Old 06-05-11, 04:23 AM   #33
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I hate to keep asking questions but I gather some one will fin this thread and get the info they need like me

- I need a new/used flange.
- To cut and shorten the forward hanger to move the wider Magnaflow over to keep it
off the spare.
- To remove the tow hook on that side to get extra room.
- 60 bucks hopefully but maybe not depending on the shop and workers.

Any of this work done going to be a problem when or if the stock muffler needs to go back on?

Thanks again. I am test fitting the new rear lip and will see how much room I have to play with when I install the Muffler.
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Old 06-05-11, 08:36 AM   #34
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They cut the existing flange and used that, I guess you could buy a new one should you decide to go back to stock but they could just weld the original back on even if they needed to section in a piece of pipe.

Cutting the forward hanger was their solution to the problem of the magnaflow being wider than stock, your guys may have a better idea. The tow hook is two bolts.

Price, I don't know about CA. There is nothing on this install a good muffler shop hasn't seen a 1000 times before, the only thing I would ask for specifically is that the rear hangers be welded to the top, not the back or sides. It's more work for them but they know it looks better.
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Good I will keep this stuff in mind when going into the Midas shop Tues

How long did it take? 1-2hrs?
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About an hour as I recall.
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Thanks! Thus is going to really help whe I drive into Midas informed . Out here so many con artists. Freaken American tires told me $159 was a discount on a premium alignment. Lol.
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Ordered one. Thanks for the vid. I just bought my 330 and this will be my first mod.

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Old 06-06-11, 12:27 AM   #39
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Ordered one. Thanks for the vid. I just bought my 330 and this will be my first mod.

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Congrats! great car. I love it. If you get yours installed before I do please share your experience and how it differed from Carver's.

PS: I think Magnaflow owes you a little commission Carver
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infinirx, I'm in CA (SF) and know a guy but haven't had a chance to talk to him yet; will try today late afternoon. His shop deals with mods all the time so I'll prep your questions to him and hopefully come back with useful info tonight.

Edit: Sorry I wasn't able to make it to the shop on time last evening. Hope your install went well today, Tuesday.
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Soooooooooo the Midas in my area told me they are not allowed to do it cause it's a custom part and they could get sued. I call big BS cause they would have done it if I had bought the muffler from them. but oh well. On to a new search.
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fffffffffffffffffffff them! Pigs **** Midas.
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Nah it's all good. I think Carver got a Midas that is a bit more lax about these things. Maybe cause some Midas shops are privately owned that some can differ. Couple of my friends are helping me out with a place.
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Too bad, the boys here never batted an eye, just ran that thing up on the lift and started mufflerin'.
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It's all good. I expected them in a way to try and boost the price up as much as they could. There was one guy at the shop and three cars. Not a very good location
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