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Hi, I was thinking ab doing a muffler and resonator delete on my 2021 Honda Accord Sport 2.0t but was wondering what a good deal was to remove both resonators and mufflers from the car. I contacted a local muffler shop and they were offering between $250 and $300 do delete both mufflers and resonators. Is this a good deal? Am I getting ripped off? Please advise,
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That seems fairly reasonable between parts and labor. I paid $120 for just the two mufflers to be deleted on mine earlier this year.
 

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That seems fairly reasonable between parts and labor. I paid $120 for just the two mufflers to be deleted on mine earlier this year.
If they are doing a complete job, I would agree with you. OP said removing parts only...
 

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I would think he means welding in new pipe and stuff but who knows. If that price is for everything its pretty reasonable.
I also highly doubt they're just going to chop it without wielding in a new pipe.
I hear you guys! The reason I asked was 1. to get accurate/clear info and 2. to help ensure OP knows what he/she is getting for his/her money... ;)
 

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If they are chopping off the mufflers and resonators AND welding in new straight pipes in place I think $250 to $300 is a very fair price.
 

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Thats almost the cost of a cat back system :eek:

If I had $600 to throw away dispose of I'd just buy a good exhaust system or a proper downpipe. An upgraded downpipe alone makes power...


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They're pretty expensive for this platform. You're right about the downpipe though, but I think they're looking for sound over performance.
 

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Just removing? You can get a 20v black & decker reciprocating saw from Amazon for about $60. I don't think cutting everything off from the front resonator back would take much time at all...
Just removing? You can get a 20v black & decker reciprocating saw from Amazon for about $60. I don't think cutting everything off from the front resonator back would take much time at all...
All I can say is that if you are using any power tool to cut exhaust, be sure to look out for what is close to you. I know I am an idiot and an amateur so read on. My wife thinks I am an idiot, too, but I am loveable. I removed my 2018 Sport 2.0 6M system and used my dremel tool with a cutoff wheel. I was so eager as I had a Function Werk quad outlet system sitting in a box ready to install. I know I am a fool. I protected my eyes, had the car on Rhino ramps, and I thought that I was so clever. Well, the dremel tool bounces a bit and it touches the underside of the car. Do you know where this is going? I put a slight nick in a brake line that goes to the rear passenger caliper. There was no way to stop the drip drip drip of brake fluid. I bought compression fittings, used epoxy, etc. to no avail. It's a high pressure line and brake fluid eats through epoxy. I called around and no one would touch the repair...except the dealer. Do you really want to know how much labor is involved to replace one entire brake line from under the hood to the caliper...About 15 hours. I can't even talk about it. I am a dumbass, but learned many important lessons. Please don't tell anyone in the Accord community!
 

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All I can say is that if you are using any power tool to cut exhaust, be sure to look out for what is close to you. I know I am an idiot and an amateur so read on. My wife thinks I am an idiot, too, but I am loveable. I removed my 2018 Sport 2.0 6M system and used my dremel tool with a cutoff wheel. I was so eager as I had a Function Werk quad outlet system sitting in a box ready to install. I know I am a fool. I protected my eyes, had the car on Rhino ramps, and I thought that I was so clever. Well, the dremel tool bounces a bit and it touches the underside of the car. Do you know where this is going? I put a slight nick in a brake line that goes to the rear passenger caliper. There was no way to stop the drip drip drip of brake fluid. I bought compression fittings, used epoxy, etc. to no avail. It's a high pressure line and brake fluid eats through epoxy. I called around and no one would touch the repair...except the dealer. Do you really want to know how much labor is involved to replace one entire brake line from under the hood to the caliper...About 15 hours. I can't even talk about it. I am a dumbass, but learned many important lessons. Please don't tell anyone in the Accord community!
Ouch!!!! 😩 😭 Thanks for sharing your experience as unfortunate as it was for you, you may have saved someone else a lot of grief. And oh.... BTW you are not alone (present company included) that has turned a simple DIY project into a nightmare and ended up paying more to fix the screw up than it would have cost to have a professional do it in the first place.
 

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Let a pro do it for $300! Final tally for me = $2,300. I saved the small piece of brake line that was cut. I could have used that money for Katzkin leather! Lastly, I'm not that sure that an exhaust makes a ton of difference for an Accord's sound or performance, but a downpipe is great for performance. I do like the Function Werk products and I have a front pipe and full exhaust. Keep the rubber side down!
 

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Thanks for sharing. I've made more than my share of "stupids" in a variety of areas (and I'm sure I'm not done yet either!). FWIW, my comment was facetious - IMO, OP didn't provide enough info to make a legitimate assessment...
 
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