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Old 09-10-2001, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Stromung is rusted out!!

Yes you read it right,

about 3years ago i bought a stromung mildsteel dualtip from spd,
well i have posted a few times of why my exhaust has sounded funny well today i put it up on the lift and taped on the bottom of it and it sounded like alot of loose sand, found out that it was loose rust, there isnt hole in it but it sounds alot different than it used to, so my conclusion i will NEVER buy a mild steel exhaust again and those of you who plan on buying one save your money and get the full stainless its worth it...anyway wish i could send it back and get my money back but guess what. that prob wont work,
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Old 09-10-2001, 06:21 PM   #2
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There's a reason people put stainless on their cars/trucks.

There's also a reason that companies make non-stainless stuff. People keep buying it, then it rusts out and they have to buy something new. Instead of spending $100-200 more up front, they'll get an extra 3-400 out of you.

Sorry about that, but what did you expect. Be glad you don't live in Michigan. I think 3 years would be a marvel up there.
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Old 09-10-2001, 07:34 PM   #3
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So the stainless steel Stromungs don't rust?

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Old 09-10-2001, 07:40 PM   #4
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If it's quality Stainless it takes a great deal more to rust it out. But there should be a longer rust warranty with Stainless anyway.
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Old 09-10-2001, 08:28 PM   #5
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Greg,

Do you have to get a new exhaust now? If so, what kind are you going to get?

A stainless one could still rust....they should last a long time though.

My brother only gets about two years at most out of his exhausts before they rust apart on his Altima.

Stainless is worth the extra money.

BTW, Are you going to the next autocross?

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Old 09-10-2001, 08:38 PM   #6
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Stromung has a three year warranty on both but SS wont really rust it cracks then falls apart.We have pics of the stromungs
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Old 09-10-2001, 09:21 PM   #7
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hey jeremy, i prob wont go to the sanford autox

still have a few new tricks coming to install

im thinking about the borla catback or just getting a custom setup

stainless of course

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Old 09-11-2001, 12:44 AM   #8
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ok, im am going with a arospeed custom catback....its cheap, sounds awesome, and is SS...

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Old 09-13-2001, 02:36 PM   #9
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My SS stromung is rusting around the welds and there is some light rusting elsewhere.

Keep in mind this is in a region with zero snow or salt on the roads.

I love the sound, but no way would I buy a new stromung. I may look into getting this one powdercoated or something if the rust gets really bad.
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Old 09-14-2001, 01:32 PM   #10
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i had a SS stromung dual tip on my turbo car for a few months and no rust.
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Old 09-14-2001, 02:00 PM   #11
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I had one on my RS for a year (1 winter) and no rust. Some tarnish on the tips, but thats it. To bad I cant get a 3" cat back from them, had to 3" cat back from Brullen. Love my stromung, what a sound!
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Old 09-14-2001, 07:52 PM   #12
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my dual tip SS is rusting at the welds also, after a year. i also live in a city with no snow/salt, but there is fog here, and i'm right next to the ocean, so there is salt.

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Old 09-22-2001, 02:56 PM   #13
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Does anyone have a sound clip? I have only heard one and I would like to hear more smaples.

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Old 09-24-2001, 01:21 PM   #14
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I've got a mild steel dual tip on my RS. I took it off about two weeks ago and found that the weld had cracked where the exhaust pipe enters the muffler. I got it rewelded, and added a brace between the exhaust pipe and muffler to minimize flex. I also punched a drain hole into the muffler so no water would build up inside it. Mine had no external rust after 1 year of use here in Seattle. The paint was worn off though, so I cleaned it up and repainted it. It does have some internal rust though. Hopefully the drain hole will help.

Chris, you can listen to my Stromung if I run into you again. Maybe if I make it to the next Rallycross.

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Old 09-24-2001, 06:16 PM   #15
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my stromung rusted all the way threw last month
so i just put the stock one back on .no power loss
with 2 1/2 in cat back
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Old 10-01-2001, 12:19 AM   #16
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Stainless does'nt really rust too much, the problem is usually the welds. That is where it will rust unless maybe it's chrome plated or coated.
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Old 10-02-2001, 01:59 AM   #17
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Told you it sounded funny... But I guess you got the Apex-i N1 now.
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Old 10-15-2001, 11:12 AM   #18
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Everyone loves the sound of the stromung as it is very popular, so get yourselves the SS. Any exhaust will crack and rust on welds just not the muffler and pipes. Right? I am debating this on my WRX as I heard it and it is soooooo nice but I have to make sure 2.5 is better than 3in. Any info on this PM me.

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Old 10-17-2001, 05:20 PM   #19
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Question Stromung Substitute?

A long time ago I heard a decent sound clip of a Stromung exhaust. Loved the sound. However, at $345 for a SS single tip muffler (Legacy sedan), and all this talk about rusting (I live in the "salt belt" - PA) I am having second thoughts.

My question is, what other mufflers/exhaust systems closely resemble the exhaust note of Stromung, but are more durable?

Any leads and/or sound clip links, including the Stromung, would be awesome.

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Mine rusted too
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Old 10-18-2001, 10:45 PM   #21
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Default SS = Super Shi*y

I posted about this about a year ago when people were thinking of getting the SS exhaust becuase it was SS. I read that the SS stromung was only SS on the outside and not the inside so i decided against it so i guess it turned out to be true.
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Old 10-21-2001, 12:02 PM   #22
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I really don't want to buy a piece of crap, but this is probably one of the nicest and most popular set ups so I can understand why people are moaning about it. The one thing I can see is everyone likes the sound and quality of the fit, except for rust. I considered the 5Zigen exhaust but it really looks low to the ground. I need one to work with the diffy protector too. Any WRX owners out there that have an opinion about it???

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Old 10-27-2001, 02:54 PM   #23
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"Be glad you don't live in Michigan"
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Old 11-04-2001, 08:27 PM   #24
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Except for rust everyone seems to be happy with performance and sound right. How about any WRX owners?
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Old 12-16-2002, 12:12 AM   #25
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haha no place can compare to Maine......salt central, but all this rust talk isn't persuading me a bit, I have heard way to much good stuff about the Stromung to change my mind, love to looks too, Apexi N1 i know gives off a good sound but just had to big fat cheap muffler look
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