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Old 03-17-2004, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default titanium vs stainless steel catback

hey guys,

was wondering if any1 could tell me the benefits if any of the two systems. i know that the titanium cat back is very light but is that the only benefit.

is wear better ie rust etc.


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Old 03-17-2004, 02:54 AM   #2
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Titanium is $$$. Unless you are trying to save every possible ounce, it just really isn't worth the $$$.
I'd use the saved $$$ for more mods.
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Old 03-17-2004, 04:06 AM   #3
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Light weight... and bling when you say "titanium"
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:32 AM   #4
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yeah thats wot i thought.

i can get a second hand1 relatively cheap same price as stainless steel but then its second hand so wont be sure the condition until i get it (ive seen pics but havent heard it).
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Old 03-17-2004, 09:20 AM   #5
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Titanium basically lasts forever, so unless it's been in a crash, it's probably fine.

I have a "stainless steel" exhaust that's 9 months old, and I've got rust all over the muffler. It's just on the surface, and it'f certainly driven on my share of salted roads, but this is something that will never happen with titanium.

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Old 03-17-2004, 09:36 AM   #6
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Titanium has a different sound IMO .. I have heard the same JIC exhaust i have but SS and it definetly sounds different.. I have also had a couple SS exhausts before my TI and the all have a diff note.. The ti is less Tinny and really sounds awesome..

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Old 03-17-2004, 09:44 AM   #7
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titanium has a slightly different sound to it. having heard a couple Ti systems in person i can honestly say it's pretty cool

if it's in good shape, get it. most Ti systems are about 1/3rd the weight of stainless systems. figure my blitz nur spec touring is easily over 37lb for the catback and it isn't unheard of to find 12lb Ti catbacks.
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Also which TI system is it? And it is full TI catback not just TI muffler, or TI tip correct?

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Old 03-17-2004, 10:34 AM   #9
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I have the full titanium JIC 505Ti catback....weighs 10.2lbs.

I think mine sounds very good. Plus like mr2guru said, its blingin when I say Titanium
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Old 03-17-2004, 11:42 AM   #10
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Bozz speed one peice system - 5 inch tip for shooting babies

IIRC my entire turboback weighs like 16 - 17 lbs.

2k for a turboback is not something everyone does
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So does Titanium rust? Stainless "does not rust" but there are some rust spots showing up on my SS catback. I'm just worried about it standing up to the NE winters.
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Depending on alloy and treatment Titainium is almost immune to most types of corrosion. All stainless steel can and will rust given the right conditions.

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