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Old 12-02-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
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Aluminized vs Stainless exhausts

what is the difference between Aluminized and Stainless?
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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what is the difference between Aluminized and Stainless?
stainless wont really rust, and aluminized is a little lighter, but it will still rust....aluminized steel.
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is that why stainless is so much more? Gibson Exhaust System..
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is that why stainless is so much more? Gibson Exhaust System..
well......yeah................most "catback" systems are usually more expensive anyway, and the stainless being used makes up for a good bit of the price. if you wanna do a good exhaust, and esentially the same as a catback....just alot less.......buy the muffler you want and have a shop weld it in,in place of the stock muffler. way cheaper than a catback.
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An "aluminized exhaust" is just steel exhaust but the steel has been coated with aluminum silicon alloy. Better corosion resistance than regular steel, but not as good as stainless.
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Stainless is thicker metal also, I believe. Basically all exhaust I've heard between stainless and aluminized= Deeper tone for stainless. Just a better grade Piping.

Like upgrading from zinc to grade 8 bolts LOL...
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can you have a "hidden" exhaust? like what is found on a Hummer H2
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can you have a "hidden" exhaust? like what is found on a Hummer H2
sure......just get a shop to weld the muffler in on higher under the truck and and them put a turndown on the pipe...........it may be a little louder though,depending on where you run the turn down...how far back you have it.
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sure......just get a shop to weld the muffler in on higher under the truck and and them put a turn down on the pipe...........it may be a little louder though,depending on where you run the turn down...how far back you have it.
what do you mean how far back? sorry for my stupidity
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what do you mean how far back? sorry for my stupidity
hey man....it aint stupidity!

well, the closer to the muffler that you do a turn down.....the louder it will be......and the further away....the quieter and more mellow.
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oh ok i got you. is yours cut off?
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oh ok i got you. is yours cut off?
nah.......i have mine ran just about like stock piping, with a litle bit of a more swept back angle.

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that looks nice. Black Chrome??
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that looks nice. Black Chrome??
lol....nah, i sanded it down and painted it with some high temp black grill paint. it aint all shiny anymore though.........kinda more of a flat black now since the heat from the exhaust cooked the paint on.
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haha well now it matches your bumpers and fenders. So you would just go with stock piping with Gibson, Borla, MBRP etc.. muffler?
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haha well now it matches your bumpers and fenders. So you would just go with stock piping with Gibson, Borla, MBRP etc.. muffler?
yep...............catbacks are too damn expensive, and having a muffler welded in place of the stocker is essentially the same, but alot cheaper. just pick the muffler you wanna run and have at it man!
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cool i might do that. but im one of those people where i want to do it the hard way, get frustated, then get it installed. I makes me feel better about doing stuff like that. More pride in your work.
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