The Muffler Shoppe in White Center, Seattle

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The Muffler Shoppe in White Center, Seattle

Post by Scruff_ » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:41 am

So after getting my SS I noticed a slight exhaust leak. I assumed it was just gaskets that needed to be replaced, no big deal. Sadly, the longer I drove it and the more bumps I went over, I could tell it was getting worse. A few days ago it got to the point where it was probably only a few centimeters off of the ground at most, because I could hear it scraping EVERYWHERE!

A babied it to work the next day and asked one of my coworkers where we usually get our exhaust done (I work at a body shop). They referred me to The Muffler Shoppe, a local exhaust shop in the area.

Dave, who I am assuming is the owner (I think it might be just him working there period!) was super nice and straightforward.

We pulled my car up on the rack and saw this:

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So I did have quite the exhaust leak on one of the sections of the 3 inch piping :shock:

I was not expecting the fix to be cheap, and was hoping he could just section it out and weld a new piece in. Instead, he told me he would do THE WHOLE THING, muffler to the downpipe, for basically nothing! I was expecting to walk out with a quote and instead I waited the hour for him to do the whole thing!

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GET DOWN FROM THERE!!!

So I waited while he cut the old piping off (He cut it at the downpipe and then at the muffler, the pipe actually folded onto a stand as he made the final cut) and he cut, bent, and welded the new piping on all during my lunchbreak.

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BEFORE

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AFTER

And BOOM! Paid, took a business card, and rode off back to work. My Legacy sounds beautiful with the Hayame muffler, and it is soooo much quieter (still rumbles, but without waking up the neighbors).

I can't recommend The Muffler Shoppe enough! I will certainly go there next time I need anything done. Dave is very nice and has been doing this for a while now, and there's nothing better than supporting small businesses that deserve to stay around.
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Re: The Muffler Shoppe in White Center, Seattle

Post by kimokalihi » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:39 am

Awesome! The muffler man in Centralia, wa is great too. Way cheaper than the place in Olympia I went to.
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Re: The Muffler Shoppe in White Center, Seattle

Post by Legacy777 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:23 pm

Thanks for the review!

My folks live in that area. My mom had a piece of metal come up and puncture the muffler on her Xterra and she went to a local muffler shop....they welded a patch on it even though most places wouldn't.....I'm wondering if this is the same shop she went to.
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Re: The Muffler Shoppe in White Center, Seattle

Post by Scruff_ » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:46 am

Legacy777 wrote:Thanks for the review!

My folks live in that area. My mom had a piece of metal come up and puncture the muffler on her Xterra and she went to a local muffler shop....they welded a patch on it even though most places wouldn't.....I'm wondering if this is the same shop she went to.
I wouldn't be surprised! That said, there is a lot of muffler/body/anything shops in this area. It's an interesting part of town :)
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