Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: East Meadow, NY
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 120000
Well, this weekend was a complete poop for installation. The shop I was going to use just didn't give me a warm and fuzzy when it came to getting the job done. I am a big fan of talking with a shop before I contract them to do any work to get a feel for what I am giving my good money for.
First off, they ask why I am even doing an exhaust for a SUV (why bother? was his second question). Then they proceed to offer the flow master 10 series as the most likely best product for my truck (they assume I must have cut my mullet for a job interview and enjoy having the loudest vehicle on the planet).
SO I play along and ask him what kind of lead time he would need to set up a install... None, just drive in when I need it (how likely will he not be busy the day I need it?)
Since I will be installing new headers (he cannot do it), I ask if he has a tow service he works with to transport to his shop modify the mid pipes for install and complete the system... He told me to drive it with open headers, proceeds to tell me how many open pipe systems he recently installed on mustangs and challengers that should be legal.
Could be legal, but I will not even try that option... I like my neighbors and not rocking the town.
I am buying a new welder to modify the pipes myself next weekend. I figure I suck at welding, but I should be able to tack them in place so I can have one of my weld guys at work clean it up.
I try not to use my employees at work to do my work since it is really frowned upon, but I think this one time may be ok.
'06 Hemi Limited 4X4, 6(ish)" lift, 35" General Red Letter, 2" spacers, Mopar CAI, RER and mygig lockpick, blue Interior LEDs, stub antenna 3", Callahan Red Brake set, 6.1L SRT8 exaust headers, full custom 3" exhaust from headers back, Fastman 847 ported TB, BBK Fuel Rails, 6.1L injectors, JBA UCAs, Nitro gear 4:10, SA hidden front winch mount.