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My WRX is currently living in the north east and it will be exposed to all types of corrosive elements this winter (Salt, slush, snow) and I am looking for a Stainless steel exhaust system that also includes stainless exhaust hangers. Every past SS exhaust ive had (on other cars) the hangers have rusted. I want something that is going to be rust free for a long long time, and I have yet to see a manufacturer that makes a complete stainless setup. In addition, I am looking to replace everything including the headers, UP, DP, midpipe with cat, and cat back. Does anyone know if a complete SS system is on the market?
Also where can I find a compiled list of reviews for up pipes? by that i mean inside diameter, material, and what not? I did a search on here and I found alot of reviews, but no specifications list.
i have the turboxs "standard" muffler and it looks great after over two years in the harsh new england climate. i'm fairly certain TXS exhaust components (other than the up pipe, which is cast iron) are ALL stainless.
Many companies make full stainless cat-backs and most uppipes and downpipes I've seen were stainless. Plus, I believe most all headers are stainless too, so you wont have a problem finding all stainless pieces. I'm not really sure about the hangers though. You may want to do a search there. Another choice, although expensive, is to get a titanium catback system. No rust problems there. Stainless steel will still tarnish and rust after a while. Also, I've learned from scuba diving, that if you apply silicon gel to anything made of steel it will help to prevent corroding. I'm not positive if this would work with exhaust due to the temperatures the piping will reach and what will be the reaction of the silicon. It may blow up in flames, haha, so someone might want to test this out some other way.
Last edited by smoothcriminal; 09-16-2004 at 10:55 AM.