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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Stainless vs aluminized

Lookin for exhaust... Wondering if stainless is much better for wear? Opinions and pics please!

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Re: Stainless vs aluminized

Depends on where you are. If you are in snow/salt country, stainless. If you are somewhere where that is not a concern, aluminized will work fine. If you put a tip on it, the only people that will know are the ones that crawl underneath it.




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Truck came with stainless. Keeps more heat inside the pipe...

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Re: Stainless vs aluminized

Stainless is a better material, but not necessary for most people. If you live in a harsh climate and plan on keeping the truck a while, go with stainless. If not, aluminized will work just fine.
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Re: Stainless vs aluminized

My aluminized has seen 3 MN winters. Still looks the same as when I put it on. I do spray it off once a week in the winter though.

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Re: Stainless vs aluminized

Spray it off with what? Just water?

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My aluminized has seen 3 MN winters. Still looks the same as when I put it on. I do spray it off once a week in the winter though.

Spray it off with what? Just water?

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Re: Stainless vs aluminized

stainless will out last the aluminized & looks better.
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Re: Stainless vs aluminized

yea, just water. I wash my truck every week in the winter. As far as looks I dont care what a pipe under my truck looks like. Ive got a nice dual walled tip for the good lookn part. The stainless in the cheaper stainless kits still rusts. The stock stainless that came off my truck was full of rust. I just bought aluminized because it was a little cheaper, and it still so happens to look like new. The more expensive grade T304 I think is better. I dont feel the cheaper grade T409 is much, if any better than the alumanized.

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Re: Stainless vs aluminized

Ok.... That's the info I was wanting I've heard mixed results

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