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The Blastin' Bob's kit requires cutting the exhaust pipe using a tool that's like a plumping cutting tool for copper pipe, only much larger. I got mine at NAPA for around $40. Harbor Freight has one also and is what most people get since it's cheaper.
The Blastin' Bob's kit is flared so that it fits over the stock pipe at the cut and clamps in place. I then swapped my tips after breaking the spot weld - easy.
If you change your mind later, you can also buy sleeve clamps (Accuclamp makes one) to reinstall your resonators. I also got a variation of these at NAPA ($26 for the pair) but have not yet used them.
I got the BB glass pack kit for my R/T. I love the sound of the exhaust - especially with the windows down BUT there is a significant amount of "drone" (in quotes because a lot of people disagree on what that really is) especially in the 1900-2100 RPM range which makes conversation and listening to the radio a bit challenging.
If given the choice again, I would not make the change on my R/T. The 392 sounds even better stock, so I would certainly not make the change if that's the car I have (and when I get one! :-)
Everybody's different of course so there are going to be lots of opinions on this. At least you can change it back without a lot of expense or welding.
One more note - the BB kit pushed the exhaust tips out to the rear about 3/4 of an inch on my car. They were about flush with the facia panel before. Not a big deal but worth noting.
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