I put the Z-55 on my '01 R/T and love it. Its definately not an obnoxious exhaust note. I had Midas Muffler install mine and I coughed up $400. I didnt use the chrome tip on mine. I did buy a Gibson tip for it later on. The price your quoted might be a tad high with out the tip. Get the tip thrown in with it and I think you would be right there.