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Best Stainless Steel Exhaust?

What is the best stainless exhaust system to go with. I want to get a good quality stainless(304) that wont rust.
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Don't think anyone can say 1 brand is best..MBRP, Banks, Magnaflow are 3 very good brands..I'd go to each companys website are read about the differences..then flip a coin.
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Exactly what Cary said is pretty much it. Other options for full exhaust are AFE and Flo-Pro. I've got magnaflow because I bought the truck with it, and it looked like hammered dog crap when I got it. Everything but the tip was all corroded to the point that it was rust color. And this was a truck from Texas.... Not good for expensive exhaust to begin with. My vote would be MBRP seems to be good quality and reasonably priced.

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I didn't think anyone other than MBRP offered exhaust in 304 stainless. I know Magnaflow doesn't. Not sure about Banks.

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If you are looking for a DPF back kit, MBRP has them available in 4" single or duals.

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Silverline has them as well. I have one on my truck but I'm not totally happy with it! Its only been on since the end of September and its discolored and looks as if its rusting..

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I put a Magnaflow 5" 409 SS and I'm not happy with it either. Wished I had gotten an exhust that was 304 SS. Didn't take long for it to get covered with rust (except the chrome tip). Maybe the Aluminumized would have been better than the 409 SS.
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All Metals Corrode. Stainless steel is resistant to corrosion. If you are looking for bright work under your truck chrome plate the pipes.

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Ceramic coating is an option.

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From the 2 cents department...

Stainless Steel as a base material will withstand the corrosive properties of Diesel exhaust better than straight steel or Aluminum.

The grade will give some indication as to the level of Corrosion resistance. 409 is better than 309. Along with better corrosion resistance comes a more brittle material, which will lead to cracking during the forming process. The fine line there is the manufacturing process. 316 is common grade for Salt water applications easy to work and fairly resistant to corrosion. On the high grade side there is 18-8 you can leave this stuff in a high corrosive environment for a long time with little degradation. But it is had to work with.

Coating the base material will serve two things, one with a Ceramic coating it will disapate heat better, can't see this as a problem with a 5 inch sewer pipe but never the less the property still exists. And two provide a level of base material protection from external elements as long as it is unbroken. Aluminumized coating will stand up about the same as uncoated SS. The Aluminum coating is susceptable to pitting and damage from road debris.

The Stock Exhaust on a Ford Truck is Stainless Steel..... and it will last as long as the truck.

Remember most exhaust systems rot from the inside out due to trapped water and corrosive particulate matter.

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