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Old 05-15-2011, 05:53 AM
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Exhaust Upgrade Options??

Starting to check off items on my repair/mod/upgrade list for my 97 F250 and getting to the point where I should be researching options for exhaust system upgrade.

What's the word on the OBS Street on this? I am from NY State and we definitely get a few flakes of snow here and a good helping of road salt so I guess a stainless system would be the holy grail for me but is that really necessary? What should I be looking for?

Stainless vs Aluminized?
Brand or feature preferences, etc?

For example I know its a lot of money but I like the MBRP Stainless over on Riff Raff but what is the difference between that and the AFE Stainless there for significantly less?

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Hey im from michigan and we get our Fair share of salt too. I bought a stainless mbrp and the elbow to the stack is aluminized but the aluminized still looks brand new where the stainless has rust spots all over it. IMO id get the aluminized but im sure other people will tell you different. It pretty much depends on how much money you wanna spend


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Thanks for responding.

Maybe I should add that I am looking for under truck style exhaust not stacks since I am hoping to use my truck for a slide in camper.

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I've herd of a few people that got the stainless and had it pitted in a year or so. I saved some money and went with aluminized. I figured the factory exhaust isn't stainless and it lasted 12+ years so...
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I just couldn't justify spending that much extra cash on exhaust for a 15 year old truck. I went the cheap route and bought diamond eye's aluminized set up
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Aluminized is better in my opinion for road salt.
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SS isn't much more than Aluminized...PM me if I can get you a price..
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maybe your kit of choice, and then squirt it with a thick coat of hi temp paint. add more coats as time/conditions warrent. works ok for me, but up 'round hee-yah, we dont get alotta salt. alot of fireroadin tho. i just spray another heavyish coat on every year or so
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