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Old 04-08-2011, 12:18 AM
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After a 1000 miles of driving my new Ram I decided to go into a local muffler shop to ask a few questions about replacing the muffler. Like everyone else considering this mod, I have wasted hours here on the forum researching the options before making the decision. I have decided to do a 22in Magnaflow SI/DO with a y pipe install.

The salesperson said that they had an 18in SI/DO magnaflow in stock and could do it for $175 OTD in about an hour. He said if its too loud I could come back and switch for a 22in. So I said lets do it!

Once they dis-assembled the stock system and before they welded in the new muffler I grabbed it to compare it with the stock muffler. I noticed that it didn't say Magnaflow anywhere on it. I asked the installer and he said something to the effect of "its just like a magnaflow, it will sound the same."

That is what pissed me off! Not only did they lie to me, but they tried to tell me it was the same thing. Of course I told them to KMA and got out of there as quickly as possible. Chances are that I would have been happy with the sound and probably never known the difference, but that's not what I asked for, and thats not what they sold me.

I wonder how often this kind of stuff happens.
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I'm sure it happens all to much and I've recently read a discussion from someone else here suspecting the same thing. No logo to be seen any where.

Good catch and once it was on you probably wouldn't have known at least until it rusted to pieces.
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I've seen those knockoff mufflers on Ebay, They are only like 25 dollars. That muffler shop is a rip off!
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like the VX mufflers that look identical to flowmaster. heard of a few shops selling knock off's.
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Yea I got caught on my Ford I had for a flowmaster knockoff but they only charged me 90. So it wasnt that bad.
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good catch....I had them try that with me too....I went away, ordered the part I asked for online and had it installed.....go figure...they were trying to make a buck moving probably something someone else didn;t want or couldn't be convinced of either.
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a knockoff wouldn't bother me as long as it was a straight through design like a mag. When i got mine done i just asked for a straight through design (nothing chambered like the poorer performing flows)..luckily the guy stocked a mag but it wouldn't have made a difference as long as it sounded and performed like I expected.
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a nock off stainless steel muffler and tailpipe at muffler man in buffalo is 369 plus tax so i think i would take that deal in a heartbeat
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