Someone was lamenting the loss of good counterpeople...I, once again, lament the loss of responsible aftermarket automobile parts manufacturers. Noticed under my truck today that the 1986 diesel mufflers on my truck are starting to look rough. Probably don't have a whole lot of years left on them. Pipes and all are good, but one of the mufflers appears to have a "tear" in it, probably because of rusted, thin metal. Anyways, went to Napa today for some other stuff, I decided to ask them about mufflers for it. "Sure, we have those, part number so and so, $23, direct fit" Wow, bring it up, let me check it out! So he brings up a muffler, looks like it's probably the right dimensions and inlet/outlet locations, but this "direct fit" muffler is missing the bracket that connects to one of the frame mounted exhaust hangers. Direct fit my rear. So now I go home, sit down, and search for the stock pieces. Of course, at least at gmpartsdirect, these mufflers (part numbers) no longer exist. Check online, apparently what Napa was trying to sell me were made by Walker. Sure enough, Napa part number matches the Walker part number for that piece. It appears from their online catalog, that the piece Napa gave me, is just the plain steel version (looks aluminized) while the next step up is stainless. So I'd guess it has the same design, just in stainless, and for about 7 times as much $$. Anyone know of a company that sells or makes DIRECT FIT mufflers? I entertained the thought of cutting the stock ones off and welding them on the new ones, but they aren't just spot welded on, that screws up the coating on the new ones, and the metal is darn thin there anyways. There are few things I dislike more than flimsy exhaust that breaks often, squeaks, and moves around...the GM diesel dual setup is nowhere near flimsy.