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I sleep better at night knowing I changed mine.

But there's no way on God's good earth I would pay $200 plus for straight forward cut-n-shut job.

They're playing you for a fool.
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Exactly. All the shops are around $90/hr and estimate it at a 2 - 2.5 hr job. I refuse to pay money like that for this job.
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Yes there are cheaper shops. You do get what you pay for. People who charge $50 to install a Y pipe clearly aren't making money off it and don't care how the finished product looks or performs.

For the life of me I don't get why everyone wants something for nothing. This isn't china with 8 yo kids doing shit for 3 cents an hour.

Mechanic shops have a huge overhead. There are employees to pay. A building to lease, materials, etc etc etc.

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Yes there are cheaper shops. You do get what you pay for. People who charge $50 to install a Y pipe clearly aren't making money off it and don't care how the finished product looks or performs.

For the life of me I don't get why everyone wants something for nothing. This isn't china with 8 yo kids doing shit for 3 cents an hour.

Mechanic shops have a huge overhead. There are employees to pay. A building to lease, materials, etc etc etc.

Like I always say to customers of ours who demand all these things but don't want to pay a fair price for premium work. "YOU WANNA PLAY..? YOU GOTTA PAY..!!"
People who charge $50 for THIS Y-pipe install are trying to win you over as a future customer, because it's a damn fair price for the given task. There's no reason to pay [much] more than that for this VERY basic install. Basic for any exhuast shop mechanic/fabricator who's worth their certification.

It's a straight forward cut-n-shut job. It shouldn't take ANY shop more than 1HR [at absolute best] from the time your truck is hoisted to the time it's dropped. It takes my guy app. 25mins and he recently charged a fellow 2011 Ram 1500 owner I sent him $55 for the install.

It's NOT a matter of people wanting something for nothing. It's a matter of what's fair, is fair. Two hundred dollars plus for an uncomplicated job like this is hogwash and you're a sucker if you pay it. More power to you if money's no object. I don't care what overheads the shop has, what materials they use or how much their monthly lease is. These things are nature of the beast and your [measly] Y-pipe install is NOT going to break the bank for them.

Let's call a spade, a spade here.

BTW, this is not a product/mod that's a visual pleasure, so I could care less what it looks like. Done right, and there's no reason a reputable exhaust shop should not be doing this correctly, it performs the task it's designed for.

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If it's soooo simple that a monkey can do it then why doesn't everyone do it themselves..? People who have no skill to do it themselves should in turn have NO say what so ever in what it takes to do or how much it should cost. Those who do then awesome. Cause it sounds a whole lot better to say "I did it myself and saved $200" Than $50....

Also if you can't pride yourself in small details like non visual mods then one can only imagine what the visual ones come out like.

That brings us to a resale value. Who would want to promote mods that are "who cares what they look like..??" A guy says hey I'll buy your truck but I want my mechanic to check it over first. Once they see these half assed installs then all credibility for your visual mods goes out the window
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My reply clearly went over your head.

Read into it what you will.

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I completely understand not always going with the lowest price and you get what you pay for...but with that said... I stand by my original comment that $50-$80 is a fair price for JUST installing a y pipe. I posted pictures of my y pipe in another thread and the shop did an excellent job. The reason the $50 quote is reasonable is this is NOT a 2 hour job. The shop installed my y pipe AND installed and welded in my Corsa catback exhaust-total time was 1 hr. and 15 min. Just a y pipe could have likely been done in 30 min. that's my .02 cents...keep looking for a different shop.

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People who charge $50 for THIS Y-pipe install are trying to win you over as a future customer, because it's a damn fair price for the given task. There's no reason to pay [much] more than that for this VERY basic install. Basic for any exhuast shop mechanic/fabricator who's worth their certification.

It's a straight forward cut-n-shut job. It shouldn't take ANY shop more than 1HR [at absolute best] from the time your truck is hoisted to the time it's dropped. It takes my guy app. 25mins and he recently charged a fellow 2011 Ram 1500 owner I sent him $55 for the install.

It's NOT a matter of people wanting something for nothing. It's a matter of what's fair, is fair. Two hundred dollars plus for an uncomplicated job like this is hogwash and you're a sucker if you pay it. More power to you if money's no object. I don't care what overheads the shop has, what materials they use or how much their monthly lease is. These things are nature of the beast and your [measly] Y-pipe install is NOT going to break the bank for them.

Let's call a spade, a spade here.

BTW, this is not a product/mod that's a visual pleasure, so I could care less what it looks like. Done right, and there's no reason a reputable exhaust shop should not be doing this correctly, it performs the task it's designed for.

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I completely understand not always going with the lowest price and you get what you pay for...but with that said... I stand by my original comment that $50-$80 is a fair price for JUST installing a y pipe. I posted pictures of my y pipe in another thread and the shop did an excellent job. The reason the $50 quote is reasonable is this is NOT a 2 hour job. The shop installed my y pipe AND installed and welded in my Corsa catback exhaust-total time was 1 hr. and 15 min. Just a y pipe could have likely been done in 30 min. that's my .02 cents...keep looking for a different shop.
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I've looked at mine and I see where it's pinched, would anyone have a picture after the Y pipe has been done. With a good picture I could see what is involved , as it is now I could not just put a new Y where the factory one is now.
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I've looked at mine and I see where it's pinched, would anyone have a picture after the Y pipe has been done. With a good picture I could see what is involved , as it is now I could not just put a new Y where the factory one is now.

Here are the two pictures I took of my magnaflow y pipe. enjoy!
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