So I want to replace the up-pipe in my 03 wrx, for obvious reasons. Problem is that none of the shops that I normally would take my car to will do it, due to to emissions laws.
I would try to do it myself, except that I have absolutely no experience with this sort of thing, very little mechanical aptitude, and I'm really not very good at learning how to do things from written directions (I really need to have someone show it to me). Put that with the fact that this is my only car... I just really don't want to mess anything up.
There is a guy around town who has a lot of flyers and such up advertising that he is a start-up mechanic with experience on many different makes of cars, including Subarus. I called him up and he said that he has never worked on this part before, but if it is just a bolt on part he shouldn't have any trouble with it...
Is this the sort of thing I can trust someone like that to do? Are there any other options? I don't know anyone who knows this sort of stuff and being that I'm in a pretty small town in the mountains of Colorado, there really aren't any performance shops or anything around.