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Old 01-27-2007, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default Copper Gaskets vs. OEM Gaskets

Which gaskets are better? From my understanding copper will help prevent leaks more than the oem ones. The only retailer I know of is Crucial, Does anyone have experience with their copper gaskets? Or should I just stick with OEM to ensure proper size/fit.

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Old 01-27-2007, 02:06 PM   #2
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I'd say OEM. I'm convinced because I did a bunch of research on this a while ago - but I don't want to search for the threads that convinced me.
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oem and copper spray
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:26 PM   #4
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www.turninconcepts.com gaskets not good enough? A gasket is a gasket is a gasket, get some and be happy.
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www.turninconcepts.com gaskets not good enough? A gasket is a gasket is a gasket, get some and be happy.
IMO (and you can disagree but I have used all the aftermarket ones out there)Nope sorry, even worse than the copper ones.
Go OEM(if you can use them) or go home.

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Old 01-27-2007, 04:36 PM   #6
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But you haven't used the TiC ones have you? Those are brand new and have only been on the market maybe a month. I too tried aftermarket and got bit on the old, old, old Subiedude gaskets. The TiC ones is different. If you PM me your address, I think I can get you some to put your esteemed eye on and I think you'll agree. Andrew at www.gearboxtech.com used probably the first set in the world to fix an uppipe leak. He had a car with an uppipe flange that looked like a Ruffles potato chip. Them TiC gaskets sealed it like crazy. Really idiot proof gaskets if you ask me and the only ones on the market that REBOUND, which is absolutely killer.
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For how long did it stay sealed. In m experience with graphite gaskets they WILL seal initially but once they start to leak they just blow themselves apart really fast.
If the uppipe was that bad then it should have been replaced. There is no reason to put faulty parts on a car. Unless you are trading it in.

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