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Stainless steel vs aluminized steel

For those who have taken the resonator out or those with any ideas about if there is a difference between getting a stainless steel hpipe or aluminized steel hpipe?

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The aluminized steel will rust out long before the stainless will.


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The two metals will have different resonant frequencies, but the effect should be minimal, given the situation. The biggest differences are cost and longevity.

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When exhaust makers went to alum.steel about 30yrs ago it probably doubled life expectancy. Stainless pretty much brings immortality to your exhaust.

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Your exhaust is stainless steel, so stick with the same for longevity.

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I know that the headers and muffler tips are stainless but is anyone 100% sure that all the rest is stainless? I had a full stainless system on a car once and it definitely had a different sound than what was on it before. Where the mid pipe is located I wouldn't be too concerned about it rusting out. If in fact all the parts of the system are stainless I would go that way with the mid pipe. If not I would go the other way.
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I know that the headers and muffler tips are stainless but is anyone 100% sure that all the rest is stainless? I had a full stainless system on a car once and it definitely had a different sound than what was on it before. Where the mid pipe is located I wouldn't be too concerned about it rusting out. If in fact all the parts of the system are stainless I would go that way with the mid pipe. If not I would go the other way.
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The new government regulations for warranties on the emission system back in the late 80s made stainless mandatory to be able to meet them.

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I decided to exchange the aluminized h pipe for the stainless steel h pipe for the resonator delete. Thanks to CJ Pony parts. The car is still in storage anyway so I will install in a few weeks.
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For those who have taken the resonator out or those with any ideas about if there is a difference between getting a stainless steel hpipe or aluminized steel hpipe?
I installed an aluminized steel h-pipe resonator delete because of the cost difference. I find the exhaust has a slight metallic sound, especially when cold on first startup.

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