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Old 04-07-2003, 04:12 AM   #1
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I've heard several complaints about people stromung exhuast rusting. Are these just a few cases or is this very common?
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Old 04-07-2003, 09:36 AM   #2
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Well, I have a stromung mid pipe which I thought was SS but turned out to be mild steel. Like all mild steel stuff, it's rusted. Not through, mind you, but definately rusted.
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Old 04-07-2003, 01:27 PM   #3
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I have had a SS Stromung Catback on my '00 RS for the past year and a half and there is no rusting. Even with all the snow and salt that was laid down this past winter, including today it is rust free. Keep it clean and you should have no problems
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Old 04-07-2003, 01:49 PM   #4
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I have heard bad things about the MS mufflers... is there any way to prevent the rusting? Can you coat it or something?
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Old 04-07-2003, 03:30 PM   #5
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I guess like Mike&Michele said. Just wash it the dry it and keep it clean. I'm considering getting one but are there any other good options.
p.s I don't want the farter can exhuasts because they look horrible.
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Old 04-07-2003, 05:45 PM   #6
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I have had my stromung SS cat-back since june 2001. I have lived in North Carolina near the coast, and Colorado with nasty road salt and snow. I have no rust at all. I do however occasionally clean the muffler and use some Mother's metal polish on it. Keeps it squeeky clean.
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Old 04-08-2003, 01:40 PM   #7
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Had mild steel midpipe and muffler. 1 year in sunny California weather and the muffler rusted out. The pipe connecting to the muffler almost broke off. Either get the SS version or coat the mild steel one with lots of high temp paint.

So now my car has the Greddy Evo.


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Old 04-08-2003, 03:29 PM   #8
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Had mild steel midpipe and muffler. 1 year in sunny California weather and the muffler rusted out. The pipe connecting to the muffler almost broke off. Either get the SS version or coat the mild steel one with lots of high temp paint.

So now my car has the Greddy Evo.


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The main problem with the MS one is that it rusts from the inside. I drilled a hole in mine near the very rear for water to have a place to drain out. Did that a little too late to make it last much longer though.

If that is done when first bought it should increase the life of the muffler since water won't stay sitting in it. Don't drill anything over 1/4" though.

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Old 04-08-2003, 05:51 PM   #9
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Just buy the SS one, and punch a drain hole in that. It should last the life of your car..
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Old 04-08-2003, 09:17 PM   #10
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has anyone thought about buying a ss stromung and painting it with high temp engine paint?

any reason I couldnt do this?
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Old 04-08-2003, 11:46 PM   #11
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has anyone thought about buying a ss stromung and painting it with high temp engine paint?

any reason I couldnt do this?
Why bother? It already looks kick ass in shiny SS fashion, and it won't rust.
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