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Old 02-28-2007, 09:55 PM   #1
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'05 LegacyGT
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Default Stainless Steel or Mild Steel?

Does anyone know from looking at this if it's stainless steel or mild steel?

Stromung catback:

Opinions please?
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:29 AM   #2
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Stainless I believe, their mild steel products were painted, black.

+ Its looking way better than anything else under anything else under the car.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:40 AM   #3
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Try the magnet test. Put a magnet on the exhaust. If it isn't magnetic, it is 304 SS (which is what you want). If it is magnetic, it is a cheaper stainless steel or mild steel.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:55 AM   #4
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how new is the exhaust? stromung only makes SS now after having too many problems with the mild rotting out.
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Old 03-01-2007, 02:55 PM   #5
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The one in the pictures is stainless
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:37 PM   #6
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definitely stainless. Their mild steel exhaust only had a stainless tip. As was mentioned, the rest was painted black...
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