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Old 04-25-2001, 09:07 AM   #1
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Post Stromung mufflers - do they rust easily?


Someone i know had the single tip Stromung muffler on his Impreza and said he like the sound and performance but wanted to replace it because after one year of winter and road salt he said it was rusting like crazy and he was going to replace it. I'm wondering if this is a problem with all Stromung mufflers. Can anyone share any thoughts on this?

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Old 04-25-2001, 09:20 AM   #2
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Yea i heard the mild steel ones rust up pretty frequently. I'd try some sanding and maybe a coat of that tar stuff they use for old cars. I'm not sure this will solve anything though.
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Old 04-25-2001, 09:22 AM   #3
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Yes.
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Old 04-25-2001, 09:24 AM   #4
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I looked at my Stromung the other day, and here is what I saw 5 months after installation (including 3ft of snow days).

The muffler and the tip are rust free except that at the edge of the tip, there are some discolorations. The bad part is that the piping from the bolting area to the muffler is almost the same color as the stock exhaust pipes. And, I have a S.S. Stromung. It looks like the piping is not S.S. The piping may not last as long as I thought it would.

I think Stromung throws a 2 year warranty. I might contact them and see what they would say.
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Old 04-25-2001, 09:28 AM   #5
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Mine was rusted after a few months of summer weather. After a full winter of snow and salt, it's rusted horribly. The tips though aren't that bad and although aren't chrome anymore, are still grayish colored. Regardless, spend the extra $$ and get the stainless.
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Old 04-25-2001, 10:16 AM   #6
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So the newer stainless steel Stromungs seem to be more rust-proof? (yeah yeah i know thats the point of stainless steel) =)

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Old 04-25-2001, 10:50 AM   #7
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I saw some folks with Stromung stainless mufflers complaining about rust too.

Spend LESS money, get a Borla.
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Old 04-25-2001, 01:35 PM   #8
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I agree with colin, mine was rusted up a bit, but I have seen some bad ones. Ridinlow had a borla, and sounded similar to my stromung...I love the stromung sound..but I'm not 100% happy with that rust thingie.
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Old 04-25-2001, 01:42 PM   #9
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Just got my mild steel Stromung and am concerned about it rusting. Does anybody know of any protective coating you can use to at least slow the rust down? I'm not sure exactly what to use on mild steel since I've always had SS before.

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Old 04-25-2001, 02:01 PM   #10
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edkwon - if you're worried about rust why don't you check out the Brullen systems?

http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/Foru...ML/002067.html

They are a complete cat-back system made entirely of T304 Stainless steel (including the hangers and flanges as well). In addition they offer more choices of styles and are cheaper than going with a Stainless Steel Stromung muffler and mid-pipe.
The big plus are the three different "acoustic preferences" you can choose from
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Old 04-25-2001, 06:26 PM   #11
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I just got me an Apex'i N1 N/A model and im about to get a custom cat back pipe mandrel bent and welded to the muffler next week *im hoping*

no idea if it rusts though...
...I hope not...
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Old 04-27-2001, 12:42 AM   #12
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Hmm those Brullen cat-back systems look really nice actually, i'll have to consider it and start savin up some $$

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Old 04-27-2001, 06:08 AM   #13
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See..here's the problem with buying an exhaust for MY01. I alreadey know that I want a Borla gen3 header(Is that the latest is that the latest?) And bases solely and searches and posts here I think I have to go with the Sromung(sp?) Dual tip. Ya see, I hate really loud exhausts..and it seems that that muffler is probably the best trade-off for sound to performance. Also....with that set up and a ganzflow int. and unorthodox pully, would the stock ECU be sufficient (i would think so) and how about the dreaded CE light issues?

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I just want a way to hear all of these systems on a scooby b4 I buy, but alas....ipmossible.
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Old 04-27-2001, 06:10 AM   #14
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Ugghhh...I think I must be the worst typer and speller in the world.
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Old 04-27-2001, 09:05 PM   #15
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tats- you might want to buy a sti box with a stomung mid pipe. I think this would be the best set up for NA without execessive noise. The Stomung is very intrusive, there are lots of places with sound clips of the Stomung. ok i'm done.
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