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I've been to 4 muffler shops in hopes to find one that will remove my resonator for me. None of them would because they refuse to touch an '04 BMW. Whenever I ask why, they give me a bullshit answer like "it's an '04, just no, no". Why are they so afraid? A bunch of you guys have had your resonators removed, why not me?


.....is it because I have SARS? :bawling:




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The resinators are not perfictly round , they actually get squared at the inner section of them so they have a hard time welding them so they wont leak .
They also think that it voids the warrenty so they dont want to be responsible for it .
Thats what I was told by the shops I talk to to get mine done.
 

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Went to a muffler shop 2 days ago and they told me they didn't want to do it cause they thought it was a cat.. When I brought proof it wasn't they had no problem removing it.. Reason they don't want to remove a cat is cause (from what they told me) its a $24,000 fine.. Probably a bs story but oh wellz, thats what they said..
 

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dizz81 said:
Went to a muffler shop 2 days ago and they told me they didn't want to do it cause they thought it was a cat.. When I brought proof it wasn't they had no problem removing it.. Reason they don't want to remove a cat is cause (from what they told me) its a $24,000 fine.. Probably a bs story but oh wellz, thats what they said..
you just need to find a friendly shop, i know a few exhaust only shops that hook it up as long as you slip them a bill. but whats funny is the place i go to for major stuff i cannot do myself, that only works on mustangs, will install offroad hpipes in a second. i don't think they will cut out cats but they will install offroad hpipes.
 

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dizz81 said:
Went to a muffler shop 2 days ago and they told me they didn't want to do it cause they thought it was a cat.. When I brought proof it wasn't they had no problem removing it.. Reason they don't want to remove a cat is cause (from what they told me) its a $24,000 fine.. Probably a bs story but oh wellz, thats what they said..
does it sound any louder J?
 

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Try to find a tuning shop that also specialize in exhaust. They will have a better idea of what to do. If I took my car to a muffler shop and they didn't know the difference between a catalytic convertor and a resonator then I'd tell them to lower my S**T and I'm outta there.
 
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