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      05-24-2018, 11:41 PM   #45
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We should call this the kosher acm mod
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The bank account mod
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We should call this the kosher acm mod
LOL. Extra cost for the Rabbi to monitor the procedure and ensure the mod was executed to kosher standard.
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Unreal. Two friends of mine both had the acm mod done by muffler shops for $200.

You got taken...this is not a "one off". The shop more than likely has done them before. They should be able to do 4-5 mufflers in 13 hours.

Lot of extra gravy for the shop at that price.
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      05-25-2018, 10:12 AM   #49
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Live and learn my friend.
The money is gone now anyway, just enjoy the sound and know what to look out for next time.
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WOW! i mean we literally coined the term ACM mod, done a lot of them, and while our hourly rate is much more then that how in the hell did it take a fabricator a day and a half???? we do two to three in a day! We weld on new tips too and still are cheaper. Yikes....
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I could have picked up a used MPE (installed) for about that much last month but passed.

I clicked this link hoping ACM was not the same as OEM mod. Got educated and a good laugh.
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Robbed ! For sure !
I did mine for 15 bucks ...And a day of work .
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WOW! i mean we literally coined the term ACM mod, done a lot of them, and while our hourly rate is much more then that how in the hell did it take a fabricator a day and a half???? we do two to three in a day! We weld on new tips too and still are cheaper. Yikes....
Maybe they had no power tools and had to use hand tools only.
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WOW! i mean we literally coined the term ACM mod, done a lot of them, and while our hourly rate is much more then that how in the hell did it take a fabricator a day and a half???? we do two to three in a day! We weld on new tips too and still are cheaper. Yikes....
Maybe they had no power tools and had to use hand tools only.
You mean like using sharp chisels and a hammer to open up the cans?
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You mean like using sharp chisels and a hammer to open up the cans?
They probably just brought in cyclops from xmen for $400/hr to plasma cut the cans
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You mean like using sharp chisels and a hammer to open up the cans?
They probably just brought in cyclops from xmen for $400/hr to plasma cut the cans
Of course and there was no mension of how the gridning of the welds went down, perhaps left over 2000 grit sandpaper?
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The Amish do great work though
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Of course and there was no mension of how the gridning of the welds went down, perhaps left over 2000 grit sandpaper?
terry cloth for 13 hours....
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There's paying higher that average prices for quality work, and then there's getting ripped off. Lesson learned. Enjoy your car and exhaust.
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I have to say, I’m surprised the owner wouldn’t even consider reassessing the cost on this. Are business ethics that far gone? You would at least expect him to knock a little off the price...

I even wrote a check to help them out, since they’re a small business to avoid them getting hit with a 3% credit card fee.
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I have to say, I’m surprised the owner wouldn’t even consider reassessing the cost on this. Are business ethics that far gone? You would at least expect him to knock a little off the price...

I even wrote a check to help them out, since they’re a small business to avoid them getting hit with a 3% credit card fee.
I changed the spark plugs on my wife's ML350 yesterday and it took me 7 hours. I'm not a trained mechanic, have no special tools, and cursed at the car various times because of the rear driver's side coil & spark plug. I cannot fathom how a trained mechanic could have possibly spent 13 hours on doing an ACM mod to your muffler. Perhaps they had no clue and searched for hours on the internet to figure out how to do it, all on your dime. I think you should name the shop and do others in your area a favor.
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Hey OP how much would they charge me to replace my rod bearings, if I mention your name?
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That doesn’t sound right. I paid $120 for the ACM mod including swapping in new 80mm tips. Damn..
Where did you get yours done? What tips did you use?
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Hey OP how much would they charge me to replace my rod bearings, if I mention your name?
Not funny.
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Part of me wants to reach out to them again and ask them to reconsider. If they don’t I might have to leave some reviews. The more I think about it the more frustrated I become with the situation... 13 hours is unreal.
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Send him this video and ask him to reconsider. It's a diy of the mod. In the comments he states that it took a little over 2 hours to perform but it did help that his friend has a welding shop. Which would be similar to any exhaust or decent mechanic shops tools being available. All jokes aside, the shop has the right to charge whatever rate they want per hour. But what they do not have a right to do is charge more hours than a job should take due to incompetence. In my line of work (real estate appraisal) the first question I must answer is "am I competent to complete this report"". If I am not, meaning it's out of my county etc... then I must decline the work order. Sadly, I think they should have declined to do the work for you.

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