My wife's 2007 convertible developed the whistle and I found this thread. I ordered the Magnaflow from Amazon and set up an appointment with a local Midas shop. They had the car on the lift about 30 seconds, came and got me and said look at all this...pointing at what I'm assuming is bracing to stiffen the convertible...and said this is at least a 4 hour job to take all this down and then do the resonator. I told them to drop the car and I'd get it done later, because I did not have that kind of time and I didn't trust they knew what they were doing. Am I correct in assuming that the bracing is not a big deal and they should be able to replace the resonator as easily as a non-convertible? Thanks for your help.