Originally Posted by Flinchy
That's very interesting. Perhaps it has something to do with a lot of Americans being what I call Brand whores. So they'll pay whatever it takes to look like they are the best, or richest whatever. Truthfully, I don't know A41.8, but I have seen his work in person a few times and his stuff is nice. I do actually think he charges a little more than he should
contrary to how my above post probably sounded, but who am I to determine what his time is worth. That would be a pretty big jerk move. His work is solid, and people are willing to pay for it. So realistically why would he charge less?
I can't speak for 1.8t on repairs on the system or choice in mufflers, only on what my buddy does. He warranties his work, and will make changes if something isn't right at no cost. He just asks people what they want sound wise from their exhaust and he goes from there. Mufflers have different packing materials, shapes, types of chambers, and sizes, they all effect how the exhaust sounds, and to an extent performs. My friend has no scientific way of doing this, other than using his experience. You do something long enough, you just know what works. "