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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Stainless steel stack question

My muffler guy called and said he ordered some stainless steel polished stacks for me to look at and was wondering what you guys thought about stainless verses chrome. There's a bit of a price difference but he said they'd hold up better. Any opinions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Traci

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Re: Stainless steel stack question

Stainless will hold up better against rust and corrosion. I don't know about the polish though. You may have to re-polish it every so often.

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Re: Stainless steel stack question

Stainless is the way to go. I've had both on two different trucks (both were gas), and I won't go back to chrome. Chrome will rust. The polish will not be quite as brilliant, but light polishing brings it back to life.

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Re: Stainless steel stack question

Yep... I agree...

For longevity, in anything "brightwork", either Stainless, or Alluminum... polished to a good luster...

For about the same amount of work as keeping chrome looking good, the stainless or alluminum will last a lifetime, and not rust and flake/chip off..

For any visible exhaust parts, stainless steel all the way...

There are a few rouges that work wonders on stainless and aluminum... Usually, White Rouge, or Jewelers Rouge work best.

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Re: Stainless steel stack question

Thanks Guys Stainless steel it will be then. I appreciate all the info and will send a picture when I get them put on although it will probably be after the 1st of the year
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Yep... I agree...

For longevity, in anything "brightwork", either Stainless, or Alluminum... polished to a good luster...

For about the same amount of work as keeping chrome looking good, the stainless or alluminum will last a lifetime, and not rust and flake/chip off..

For any visible exhaust parts, stainless steel all the way...

There are a few rouges that work wonders on stainless and aluminum... Usually, White Rouge, or Jewelers Rouge work best.

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On top of that...

When you get some time, find a crotch rocket, with a polished frame... quality work mind you...

Polished aluminum, and stainless, have... a depth to them... doesnt look like chrome up close... has a LUSTER and depth.. like a REAL good paint job, or a VERY high quality Nickel plate job...

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Re: Stainless steel stack question

Just have em painted black to match the truck Traci, trucst me it will look good! My next stack setup will probley be a set of dual 5" black flat cuts. I like the chrome but the next set will be painted!
For stacks I like the Grand Rocks the best, very good quality!


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I think if I had a black or charcol grey truck I'd run those new black stainless stacks. I think silverline and mbrp have some.

The black stainless is sweet!
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I think if I had a black or charcol grey truck I'd run those new black stainless stacks. I think silverline and mbrp have some.

The black stainless is sweet!
I agree, that would be a sweet looking rig. Silverline makes the black stainless not sure but MBRP might be doing it now too. I like the MBRP for a tail pipe system, for the stacks I'm very happy with my Grand Rocks!


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Re: Stainless steel stack question

I'm likin the idea of stacks on my truck more and more. Just might have to do that some time this summer! Because of michigan, I'd have to go with the stainles

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