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      11-26-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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How much does it generally cost to install test pipes? I'm getting them installed on wed, just wanted a heads up before I get there. Thanks in advance
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less than $300 but i guess you'll find out when you get there
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less than $300 but i guess you'll find out when you get there
Jeez, what shop do you take it to?

OP, it is really just labor. I would say dependent on the installer's labor rates, it should not take more than an hour, which could be about $75-100 for the hour.
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We charge 2 hours at $100/ hr. Currently we're offering $50 off if purchased with a set of our test pipes ;D
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Other than the fact that you have to cut the original pipes is there any material difference between intalling a set of "test pipes" vs. purchasing lets say the Challenge Sport X-Pipe?

I realize your can't go back to OEM but there is a significant price difference enough to pay for a tune and then some.
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How much does it generally cost to install test pipes? I'm getting them installed on wed, just wanted a heads up before I get there. Thanks in advance
Why not just call the shop you're taking it to and ask?
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I could take it to auto couture but too far to drive and I did get the test pipes from them. Look great btw. We'll see tomorrow
As for DIY, don't wanna mess with cutting anything, I'll leave that to the professionals.
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Just as a question, what could one use to cut the pipes? A dewalt angle grinder? Possibly thinking of a DIY myself.
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Other than the fact that you have to cut the original pipes is there any material difference between intalling a set of "test pipes" vs. purchasing lets say the Challenge Sport X-Pipe?

I realize your can't go back to OEM but there is a significant price difference enough to pay for a tune and then some.
I really dont think so.

You're basically doing the same thing installing the Challenge sport will do since the sport has HFCs at the secondary position like the OEM x-pipe.

I'm thinking the sound may be a little nicer/louder with the challenge pipe.
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