bruce is going on vacation and i really really want it . i have been waiting 9 months!nsxtasy said:I wouldn't take my NSX to a "muffler shop". Ever.
If I lived in Sacramento, my first call would be to the service department at Niello Acura, to see if they would be willing to do it.
Arlorey said:Just wondering, I'm getting my ARK exhaust installed tomorrow at a local muffler shop and after reading your comments, I feel I'm putting my car at risk. I value your opinion highly but I'm not sure where the risk here is? What should I be watching out for? I was told the ARK is a perfect fit. Or is the difficulty only lies with the Tubi?
It has nothing to do with the specific muffler. I would just trust an experienced NSX mechanic more than a muffler shop that works on any car that drives in the door. Chances are that someone with NSX experience has done aftermarket exhaust replacements, has dealt with the oxygen sensors, knows how to put the car on the damn lift , etc.Arlorey said:Just wondering, I'm getting my ARK exhaust installed tomorrow at a local muffler shop and after reading your comments, I feel I'm putting my car at risk. I value your opinion highly but I'm not sure where the risk here is? What should I be watching out for? I was told the ARK is a perfect fit. Or is the difficulty only lies with the Tubi?
is he working tomorrow? the problem with stockton is that i can't getryanstknacura said:Please Give Me A Call At Acura Of Stockton, I Maybe Able To Help You. I Have A Great Acura Nsx Tech, In My Shop. (209)476-1640
& you have every right to do as you prefer.nsxtasy said:I wouldn't take my NSX to a "muffler shop". Ever..
You think a muffler shop has maybe replaced a few O2 sensors before? Again, this is their primary business, dealing with exhaust systems ......nsxtasy said:...... has dealt with the oxygen sensors......
This is the most surprising for me nsxtasy - it really surprises me when I see your recommendations for Bay Area, Sacramento & Southern CA shops - do you actually have any personal experience of these (i.e actually had work done there on your NSX?) or are you just relying on other's judgements? You may be right - maybe these are good establishments, although I've also been told by a local NSX'r of negative comments about one of these vendors with a bad experience that resulted in damage. Now I can't comment either way because I don't have personal experience of them so wouldn't try to sway anyone because of "what I'd heard". (Hence I won't name which shop)nsxtasy said:If I lived in Sacramento, my first call would be to the service department at Niello Acura, to see if they would be willing to do it.
i do not live in roseville - i still need an oil change. i got the tubi put on at "muffler tech" on madison avenue. someone in the local NSX group suggested them. they charged me 80 dollars complete i think they did a good job. sounds great, looks great.92 white 0650 said:Hey Bill, what was your experience with Kay's (Bruce's old shop) on Riverside? He seemed OK to me, had an NSX himself and had worked on them professionally as well. Is he gone or did you have a bad experience with him? He picked me up and dropped me off the one time I went there (which was just before I sold it to you), so that would be as convenient as you could get for Roseville. Just wondering.
As for Niello, call Big Al, he could tell you who else to trust down there, since he works there, or did. Can't be too tough to install a muffler with all those specialized tools, like a lift, basic tools and light.
Shkrmvr said:I insatalled my ARK exhaust with the help of my brother-in-law three weeks ago. It was perfect fitment. Did not even have to raise the car (stock suspension). You will need to lubricate the bolts for a while. I sprayed mine with WD40 and let it sit for a couple of hours. Impact wrench with extensions sure makes it easy......If you could get a buddy to help, it will definitely make this a snap...worth the beers you'll have to buy him. Good luck!