KHE Posted September 28, 2008 Report Share Posted September 28, 2008 The driver's side muffler on my '96 SLS rotted out a few weeks ago and I MIG welded a patch over it in order to buy time to shop for mufflers. NONE of the muffler shops in my area had or could get a stainless muffler. Most of the shops tried their "Aluminized steel is just as good and we have a lifetime warranty" BS line... I knew I'd be back there every 2 - 3 years and having to pay for labor so I searched for some stainless mufflers. GM has discontinued the mufflers so that was out of the question. Most of the internet searches for stainless mufflers produced the "fart can" noisemaker mufflers for japcans... but one turned up - www.stainlessmuffler.com. They had a muffler that was very close to the OEM muffler. The only difference was the outlet was centered vs. biased up. Stainlessmuffler.com is out of Ontario but they shipped two mufflers for $328.00 total. Walker aluminized steel mufflers were $124 each from Rockauto and $200 each from the local NAPA store so the stainless mufflers were a good deal. Dave at stainlessmuffler.com was very helpful. I installed them today - it was fairly routine except for I have not welded stainless steel before and that took a bit of geting used to... I did not have tri-mix gas and was using C-25 shielding gas but got it done. THe welds are not pretty but they are sound. I thought I could just install one of the mufflers but noticed a suspect area on the other muffler and jabbed it with a screwdriver... it went right through... so I replaced both. The car is now quiet again and the mufflers should outlast the car... Kevin '93 Fleetwood Brougham '05 Deville '04 Deville 2013 Silverado Z71 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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