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Here is my problem..............
ChargerSXT & DoctorNo (as well as others), I know you are considering the Mopar SE/SXT dual exhaust cat backs. Who wouldn't, at approx. $425.00 it seems like a real bargain!
I just don't get how they are pre advertising that price! I have looked at Borlas, Magnaflows, Flowmasters and Zoomers.
, and I mean all
of their LX platform V6 dual exhausts run over $700 (minimum). Granted, most don't have anything specific yet for the SE/SXT, but there is product out there for the 300 Touring and Magnums. Everything I have seen is over $700, and the Borla single exhaust system for the Magnum SXT is over $800????????
And yes ChargerSXT, you were right, the Ebay listing for the Magnaflows for $480 was the single exhaust system. :embarrese
The cheapest Charger cat back duals I can find are for flowmasters on Ebay for about $600 (plus a ton for shipping). And that was for the RT model.
I don't remember if I saw it here on the forums or somewhere else, but I seem to recall seeing somewhere that Borla was going to be the OEM for the Mopar cat backs. How in the world can Borla provide product to Mopar that Mopar can then resell to the public for HALF the price of Borla's own labeled product?????
I just don't get it????????
Is it because Borla is making the systems for Mopar out of inferior materials, or is it because Dodge thinks they can make a bundle on installion costs at their dealerships????
I just don't get it??????
Why would a dual exhaust cat back for an SE/SXT cost half the price of an HEMI verison??? What's different????? The guy at Zoomers said that the SE/SXTs would need additional hangers and gas tank heat diffusers. Shouldn't that cost more? Is the pipe size different? Does the Mopar system sacrifice any and all performance gains just so it can stick two exhaust tips out the back?
This is not the first time for me that Dodge has advertised incorrect specs. When I bought my SXT I got everything I wanted but a 6 disc CD radio. All the info (including the sticker) I got from Dodge said that base radio came with a CD changer control. HA! If it has one, nobody seems to know about it, and if it did, there are no CD changers on the market that are compatible with it.
I am going with the Zoomers single system. It is a personal decision that I made because I have decided that performance and sound are more imortant to me that two tail pipes. I am sure over the next several months, other manufactures will have product available at various prices and most, if not all, will be cheaper than the zoomers. I agree completely that a Grand is a lot of money to spend on an exhaust system for a 250HP engine. That is why I willing to sacrifice a tail pipe for what I believe is the best system out there.
Whatever exhaust system you may be thinking of putting on your cars, I respect your decisions. It is, after all, a matter of personal taste. But as far as the Mopars go, I would be asking some real tough questions of the dealer regarding certainty of price, quality, specifications and installation costs.
For some reason, after looking at all the brands, I have a strong "buyer beware" feeling about the Mopars. :sad: