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      09-08-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Got a quote from Dinan retailer in Canada - Update: any good shop to install exhaust?

I was thinking of getting the Dinan exhaust & stage 2 spring set here and the following is the quote I got.

exhaust price $2800 labour 2.5hrs $345
stage 2 price $2000 labour 9.8 hrs $1350

total: 7274.40 after tax


today's exchanging rate is 1usd:1.08cnd


usa price

exhaust $1999 labour 1.1hr
stage 2 $1378 labour 8.4hr

and some people even get discount on those price

good luck asking me to buy their stock in canada because it is very FUNNY!

my order will be heading to usa vendors for better quality stuff!!


Newly update: I have a titanium exhaust on the way and now just wondering if you guys in greater vancouver area has any suggestions for any particular shop that does a good job on exhaust installation and charge a fair hourly rate. Thank you
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      09-08-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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give Colin at Calgary BMW a call, guaranteed he will crush those numbers for you....fair guy, easy to deal with.....
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      09-08-2009, 05:03 PM   #3
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Why would it take longer to install the parts in the Canada? Something doesn't look right.
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Canadians work slower =D ... but in reality..seeing how Canada lacks availability..vendors here try to mark up prices as high as they can..
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Canadians work slower =D ... but in reality..seeing how Canada lacks availability..vendors here try to mark up prices as high as they can..
availability?? we have the same availability as the US....we just have the added cost of shipping?
Or do you mean the # of vendors for Dinan?
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in this case I speak strictly about Dinan...especially authorized dealers locally..i've not seen many...besides...thats why they mark up prices right? because either we buy from them and pay shipping/brokerage...or their over priced items
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2.5 hours to bolt on an exhaust? most shops can Tig weld custom mufflers to stock connecting pipes in that time...

laughable...
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Canadian Dinan distributer will jet up the price when the exchange rate goes down, but won't do anything when it goes up? May be they are the same guy working at those gas companies.
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      09-08-2009, 09:10 PM   #9
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Why would it take longer to install the parts in the Canada? Something doesn't look right.
Probably dang unions!!!
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      09-08-2009, 09:15 PM   #10
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Why in the heck are you bothering with Dinan when you could have this exhaust mod Only a fraction of the cost

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      09-08-2009, 09:17 PM   #11
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I tried to spend my money within Canada but those prices I got were simply insane; therefore, my order goes to the US vendor. Titanium exhaust on the way! EXCITING!!!!
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Why in the heck are you bothering with Dinan when you could have this exhaust mod Only a fraction of the cost

Wow, whistle tips...that was funny!
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how about whistle tips + flame throwing tips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hez8q...eature=related
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[quote=kmac1980;5834381]how about whistle tips + flame throwing tips

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I am liking that
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      09-09-2009, 08:38 PM   #15
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Why would it take longer to install the parts in the Canada? Something doesn't look right.
You have to add the exchange rate on the hours also.
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even for my performance steering wheel....BMW USA stats 2 hrs install..I got about half day install......they chargered more ...>< 120 labour by hr...><
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give Colin at Calgary BMW a call, guaranteed he will crush those numbers for you....fair guy, easy to deal with.....
+1 to Colin at Calgary BMW, top shelf guy, great service and reasonable to work out good deals
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even for my performance steering wheel....BMW USA stats 2 hrs install..I got about half day install......they chargered more ...>< 120 labour by hr...><
That's BS! My dealer even told me that they would have to hook the car up to the computer to do a DME update and coding for the steering wheel and that it could take all day, even over night. Worst part is, they charge you by the hour while the car is hooked up to the comp.
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I was thinking of getting the Dinan exhaust & stage 2 spring set here and the following is the quote I got.

exhaust price $2800 labour 2.5hrs $345
stage 2 price $2000 labour 9.8 hrs $1350

total: 7274.40 after tax


today's exchanging rate is 1usd:1.08cnd


usa price

exhaust $1999 labour 1.1hr
stage 2 $1378 labour 8.4hr

and some people even get discount on those price

good luck asking me to buy their stock in canada because it is very FUNNY!

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Newly update: I have a titanium exhaust on the way and now just wondering if you guys in greater vancouver area has any suggestions for any particular shop that does a good job on exhaust installation and charge a fair hourly rate. Thank you
try CG Motorsports in Richmond...they installed my Eisenmann exhaust....PM me if you need additional info....
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try CG Motorsports in Richmond...they installed my Eisenmann exhaust....PM me if you need additional info....
Yes CG does great mechanical work and installs.


On another note, that whistle tip video was hilarious. The ghetto interviews were actually funny. WHOO WHOOooo!
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