Anybody know a shop on LI or in queens that would do a catback install at a reasonable price? And what is a reasonable price? lol
I don't have one but I asked a shop and they said $200. I don't know if that's what most places charge.Well, that narrows it down . . . hahahaha
I have a trusted local garage that I go to first before heading over to a specialist. If you have a TLG, have you tried them first?
If you check around a few shops and muffler places, you'll get a good idea of what the going rate is.
I suspect the job takes about 30 minutes on a lift with proper tools, maybe 60 if there is difficulty getting the old pieces off. At $100/hour labor (yes, I have seen this on LI), that's $50 to $100 for the install.
I did the catback on my MINI in a couple of hours, and that was on the ground with the car on jack stands, and it was my first time doing it on that car. A pro, with a lift, tools, and experience, should take a lot less time.
If a catback is more difficult an install than on a MINI Cooper, then it will be more expensive.
I've installed and removed axlebacks on a couple of my Civics. 20 minutes out and in. And the rest of the exhaust is not complicated.
Has anyone done one on a Civic that can give an idea of how long it takes?