Bang for Buck- Name Brand Cat-Back vs Muffler Shop
I need replace the mufflers and one of the pipes going over the axle (I’ll do both) in my ‘95. Which do y’all think will come out cheaper, buying a cat back, or buying mufflers only and having a muffler shop fab up the pipes? A muffler shop would be/will be installing the cat-back as well. The cat-backs I’ve been browsing seem to be in the $500 range. The Flowmaster 40 series is what I’m leaning towards, but nothing in stone. What kind of stinks is that the kits for ‘94-‘98 only come with 2.5” tail pipes because they say the 3” won’t clear something or another. I have fairly new 3” tips welded on to the factory exhaust pipes now. I guess I’d see if the muffler man would/could put those on the new over the axle pipes. So more money spent on labor there I guess.
What’s the most cost effective way to go about this? Flowmaster 40 series are around $80, so you’ll be in around $200 by the time they’re shipped. Would it be $300+ to have a muffler shop fab up the rest? I bet a cat-back install would run between $200-$300, does that sound about right?
What would y’all do?