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      06-16-2017, 07:34 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the average cost to install a catless Downpipe on an n55?
I have the aftermarket downpipe just sitting in my backseat waiting to be thrown on and I want to knkw the average labor hours and estimated cost. I know that mechanics charge different hourly rates, just looking for a ballpark figure.

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      06-17-2017, 12:15 AM   #2
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Im getting charged 160, should have my car back tomorrow, can't wait
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      06-19-2017, 12:34 PM   #3
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Most shops can do it in 1.5-2 hours.
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Most shops will charge about 2 hours for a N55 catless downpipe.
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      06-19-2017, 01:05 PM   #5
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Most shops will charge about 2 hours for a N55 catless downpipe.
Yea N54 are a bitch so they're like twice as much ?
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      06-19-2017, 06:17 PM   #6
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Yea N54 are a bitch so they're like twice as much ?
Yeah, shops Will charge 4-6 for N54 DPs. N55 guys are lucky in this regard if they have to meet smog every year.
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      06-19-2017, 06:52 PM   #7
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Well I would love to find a shop for a price quote of only 1.5 - 2 hours... every single Indy shop I've contacted in Austin are charging $500+
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      06-19-2017, 08:02 PM   #8
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Yea N54 are a bitch so they're like twice as much ?
A decent shop with experience will charge between 2-3 hours for the N54 since there's a bit more work involved. It can be almost double if fitting a no name downpipe since their fitment is spotty.
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      06-20-2017, 10:36 AM   #9
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Yea N54 are a bitch so they're like twice as much ?
Yeah, shops Will charge 4-6 for N54 DPs. N55 guys are lucky in this regard if they have to meet smog every year.
But N54 are more fun
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      06-20-2017, 07:31 PM   #10
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Agree with above 1.5-2 hours is a reasonable rate
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      06-21-2017, 12:04 AM   #11
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if you have basic hand tools and a jack, it can be done easily in the same time frame. very easy on the n55 135i
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