I went to get some of that PB Blaster penetrating oil to help me out a bit with stuck bolts. Anyways, next door was this place "Robins auto parts". Now this store is your performance store. Not just some autozone, they have access to everything. They do automotive machining out back. So I figure if I have a question and am looking for an answer, this is the place to go. Well I have been considering replacing my exhaust system with a full stainless steel setup. The thing is, all of the ones I see are aftermarket, and look obnoxious. A 5" tip is NOT appropriate for a little car like mine. If I drove a mustang or some v8 real sports car, I would say put on the biggest tip I can find and let it be heard.
SO I asked, is there a replacement stock exhaust system that is made from stainless steel? A discrete looking, basic setup. The simple answer
Then the most disturbing part came. I asked about getting the least intrusive, most discrete, aftermarket stainless setup. He said I'll be looking at probably 400 dollars for a basic. Alright, not awful I guess. Winters here give the undercarriages a beating, and if it lasts for a long time, then it's worth it. But then he mentioned one thing:
It's stainless steel COATED!!! WTF? He paid 675 for his setup, and it's farking coated? He said if I wanted a true stainless setup, it would be a long wait and cost upwards of 1000. Is this true? If it is, I think I am in the wrong business. THe market on these parts is obscene.