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Old 11-21-2004, 08:52 PM   #1
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this is an exhaust question but i thought itd be better if it went in here because it is so general, but wut are the main benefits of getting a full titanium exhaust rather than just a titanium tip? or is stainless steel just as good?

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Old 11-21-2004, 09:09 PM   #2
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Titanium is lighter (will also make your wallet lighter) and stronger, but you can't go wrong with stainless.
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:10 PM   #3
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The main benefit I can think of is weight savings. The STi S202 (only 400 made, 320+ hp) had a titanium muffler, which was one of the various weight-saving changes. Other than that, that's pretty much it, but be prepared to pay a premium.
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:13 PM   #4
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Titanium exhausts are much lighter in weight. With that being said, Id never buy a full titanium exhaust because they're cost 3 times more than a stainless version.


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Old 11-21-2004, 09:18 PM   #5
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thanks for the replies.. i did notice a big price difference between the stainless steel and the titanium, so i figured it be a big difference and never imagined that it would be a weight difference. but is the weight difference that big to bump the price up that much? or is it just that the metal is more expensive to use.
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:29 PM   #6
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The main benifit is bling.
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:54 PM   #7
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thanks for the replies.. i did notice a big price difference between the stainless steel and the titanium, so i figured it be a big difference and never imagined that it would be a weight difference. but is the weight difference that big to bump the price up that much? or is it just that the metal is more expensive to use.
Titanium is expensive in general. It is expensive to extract, to refine, to machine and manufacture into parts. Not sure if the weight savings is worth the extra cash unless your name is Bill Gates and you have an unlimited spending limit on your account. If you are just street driving with the occasional trip to the local drag strip, I'd go with the stainless steel. Besides, GOD forbid something should happen to the exhaust while on the car, at least with the stainless exhaust you can go to any muffler shop and have it rewelded and repaired.
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Old 11-22-2004, 04:00 AM   #8
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Eat less, then buy the stainless.
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