View Full Version : How upset should I be
10-20-2010, 08:17 AM
So, in previous posts, you may recall that I recently had my exhaust system replaced... I took it to a shop in August and asked him t replace everything from the manifolds back. Manifold to collector in 2.5" and from collector back 3" (with new converter and muffler). I looked under the rig and saw the 2.5" lines, 3" lines, and the 3" in/out muffler and believed everything good. Drove it for 2 days and the drone inside was too much. Took it back and (for free) he replaced the muffler with a quieter one.
Fast forward 2-months. I crawl under the rig to check transfer case fluids and notice that my exhaust is not right. Basically, I am 2.5" pipe all the way back to just before the muffler (converter is even 2.5" in/out diameter). This is not what I wanted and not what I requested. However, it was 2-months ago... should I take it in and complain?? or just chalk it up to a stupid mistake for not crawling under it and inspecting everything myself???
10-20-2010, 08:28 AM
So when he replaced it with a quieter muffler he removed all of the 3" and replaced it with 2.5"? Seems like that would be more work than it was worth.
If it were me I'd probably give them a call, and ask them about it. I think if you calmly explain what had happened they might help you out. If the guy only had a quieter mufflers with the 2.5 in/out you would think he would have called and asked what you wanted to do.
People are dumb, I tend to over explain things so everybody is more than clear on what I want. They probably didn't remember that you wanted 3" all the way back and just used what they had handy. That would be my guess.
10-20-2010, 08:32 AM
how it looks to me.
the way you wanted it done didn't work out,and he fixed for free,and all was well till you crawled under it,and now you're mad-not based on how it works but simply because it's not the pipe you wanted.
is that about it?
i'd let it go.
10-20-2010, 09:19 AM
Sorry, I may not be clear. He replaced a 3" in/out with another quieter 3" in/out muffler. I offered to pay any difference...and he told me not to worry about it that the muffler he put on wasn't what I wanted and he knew it (but thought he would try it first).
What I didn't know was that the converter (which he didn't mess with) was a 2.5" in/out converter. So, rather than having 2.5" lines dumping into a 3" line... My 2.5" lines combine and run to the converter and right before the muffler are married to a 3" line.
Basically, I was trying to eliminate exhaust restrictions...but, the restriction is still there. And, I paid extra for the 3" pipe...
I wouldn't go as far as to say I am mad...just trying to figure out if I should have it done the way I wanted in the first place. Do they even make a 3" in/out converter???
10-20-2010, 09:52 AM
I have no expertise on wether or not they make 3" in/out cats but I would bring it up to the guy what you just noticed and don't come at him angry or anythin, see if he can help you out.
10-21-2010, 12:58 PM
Take it back, and explain, in detail, what you are trying to do. It never hurts to just talk about it. Hopefully yuou can both be adults, and he can be a professional and help you to resolve your issue.
10-21-2010, 02:16 PM
Remove cat, replace with 3in pipe.
If you live in a smog natzi state you will just have to buy a new cat... They can be spendy.
It is kind of odd that he didn't let you know about the cat but he TECHNICALLY did what you asked him to do and being 2 months later I wouldn't worry about it... If you think it is causing a performance issue (unlikely unless the engine is built) take it back and pay for the work... He may not remove the cat though so if you want it gone you might have to do it yourself.
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