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      10-26-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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How much is it reasoanble to pay for a resonator delete on a n51/n52?

i had my resonator taken off and replaced with a straight pipe on my clk500 and it ran like $30 bucks! i called some places and they are telling me prices $150+ which i found ridiculous but then i did realize that the resonator on the n52/n51 is a duel in single out so they would need to use a y pipe so i understand it will be a bit more but how much is reasonable to pay?

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I had a new exhuast installed and my resonator removed during the same install. That ran me $110. I believe the exhaust install was $60, so a resonator delete at $50 sounds about right.
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Cost me $40 but never heard anything cheaper than that. You shouldn't pay more than $60.
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I had a new exhuast installed and my resonator removed during the same install. That ran me $110. I believe the exhaust install was $60, so a resonator delete at $50 sounds about right.
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Cost me $40 but never heard anything cheaper than that. You shouldn't pay more than $60.
interesting, mind sharing the shops you guys got it done at?
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Mike's Muffler in El Monte. Their work and prices are great. Mike the owner is very humble and great to work with.
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Valley Muffler is also another option. Was deciding between Mike's Muffler and Valley Muffler. Went with the cheaper option and it closer to me.
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thanks guys!
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i tried valley muffler and they told me 100 something. i forget exactly. i was gonna goto mikes that day but it was closed for some reason.

i just ended up doing it for like 120 at a place in LA because everywhere i asked was about the same and i didnt have time to try to goto mikes again. i think mikes quoted me 70 ish over the phone but they said they have to see it to give me a final price.
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Never knew a resonator delete would cost that much, I got my muffler deleted for $40 at a local muffler shop over here and i'm sure the sound is the same as a resonator delete.
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Never knew a resonator delete would cost that much, I got my muffler deleted for $40 at a local muffler shop over here and i'm sure the sound is the same as a resonator delete.
I had a resonator delete with a stock muffler first few months of having my car. If I remember right it was only slightly deeper. $40 is what most places charge for either.
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ar eu planning on doing the res delete and still use the stock rear section? As other have mentioned theres really not much difference at all if any. Youre better off getting a new rear section
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Sorry for not using search, What does the resonator delete do? Just a sound mod?
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It makes your interior more noisy and you feel more vibrations through the car...
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Never knew a resonator delete would cost that much, I got my muffler deleted for $40 at a local muffler shop over here and i'm sure the sound is the same as a resonator delete.
a resonator delete is harder because you need to build a y pipe, a muffler delete is a straight cut and weld

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ar eu planning on doing the res delete and still use the stock rear section? As other have mentioned theres really not much difference at all if any. Youre better off getting a new rear section
I have a axelback aa muffler, I just am looking for more sound

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Sorry for not using search, What does the resonator delete do? Just a sound mod?
yep pretty much, not much if you're going to be using a stock muffler though, makes more of a difference if you have an aftermarket muffler

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It makes your interior more noisy and you feel more vibrations through the car...
hate to say it but he's right to some extent ^
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called a bunch of shops this weekend including mike's (closed) and valley (100+) some told me that I would need to buy a y pipe from them in order for it to work, can't muffler shops just make their own? help plz
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