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Why is '97 Outback Muffler SO Expensive??

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#1 Mark Capuano

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 09:37 AM

I've been told that when my Legacy Outback needs a new muffler to start a savings account, because it's about $1200, even from midas! Why is this? Now mine is starting to get loud, and I'm wondering if there is a cheaper alternative to shelling out this much money for a new exhaust system.

#2 mrtoyou7747


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Posted 02 September 2003 - 02:58 PM

That's if you repalce the complete exhaust system.

The 2 cat converters alone are about $750

#3 Flowmastered87GL


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Posted 02 September 2003 - 03:11 PM

if its JUST a muffler that i needs, just stick on a flowmaster or something... or a glasspack. If cats are needed also... then I can see how it can be expensive

#4 ferret


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Posted 02 September 2003 - 06:03 PM

Check the following link IF you need the Cat Cons:

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 07:34 PM

the original (320,000 miles) has just lost the skin, still isn't any louder though- any web pages that have a replacement JUST AS GOOD as the original? for a good price........ thanks

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 11:11 PM

Subaru Part number is 44305AC361 and list is $220 and Subaruparts.com is shown as stocking the part and selling it for 167.60 plus shipping of around $17. Theres a gasket between the muffler section and the intermediate pipe that you need in order to replace it which is 44022AA210 which is around $7.

This assumes you have a 2.5L Outback.


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Posted 01 October 2003 - 03:34 PM

autozone has generic mufflers you can just weld onto your pipes for like 40 bucks.

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