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Old 02-20-2015, 07:54 PM   #1
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Aluminum vs stainless steel

Okay, I am making a decision to get a bassani off road x pipe with my SLP lm1. Which metal material should I get? I live in arkansas, not up north. The price difference is 50$ so I need to know if aluminum is okay? Or...yea


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The aluminium would be fine. But for 50 bucks I may upgrade to the stainless and never worry about it

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The aluminium would be fine. But for 50 bucks I may upgrade to the stainless and never worry about it

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I know their is not sound/performance difference. Just metal, but someone said if you not gonna keep the car over 5 years get aluminum. I'm just wondering if I should just save the 50$ and buy aluminum or spend 329$ on stainless steel


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With stainless you're basically paying for Longevity and Looks nicer under the car..it will hold up to driving conditions better but aluminum is a reasonable route to choose also.

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With stainless you're basically paying for Longevity and Looks nicer under the car..it will hold up to driving conditions better but aluminum is a reasonable route to choose also.

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What would you do?


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I would get the aluminum. I live in Michigan, if my car was a dd I would get a stainless one, but it isn't. My BBK aluminum one is fine cause it doesn't see snow, salt, etc.

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I would get the aluminum. I live in Michigan, if my car was a dd I would get a stainless one, but it isn't. My BBK aluminum one is fine cause it doesn't see snow, salt, etc.

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We hardly get that kind of road condition in Arkansas. I think I'm gonna get the aluminum!


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Sounds like a good choice!

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Sounds like a good choice!

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They aren't aluminum, they are aluminized steel. Its not the same thing. Stainless or GTFO.
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They aren't aluminum, they are aluminized steel. Its not the same thing. Stainless or GTFO.

To late now. Besides im not keeping the car for another year or two.


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They aren't aluminum, they are aluminized steel. Its not the same thing. Stainless or GTFO.
DING DING DING....took the words right outta my mouth.
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DING DING DING....took the words right outta my mouth.

What do you mean by it's not the same thing. Kinda confused.


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What do you mean by it's not the same thing. Kinda confused.


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Its steel pipe that has an aluminized coating....it's not Aluminum.
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Its steel pipe that has an aluminized coating....it's not Aluminum.

Oh yea I just meant it in a short way. Lol if it was actually that good gosh it be wrecked


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Its steel pipe that has an aluminized coating....it's not Aluminum.

But really performance and exhaust tone wise there isn't really a difference right?


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Oh yea I just meant it in a short way. Lol if it was actually that good gosh it be wrecked


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But really performance and exhaust tone wise there isn't really a difference right?


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nope, same-same.
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nope, same-same.

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Stainless is for longevity and some of these aluminized parts don't even make it 2 years...

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Spend the money and get stainless. You'll thank me later. Lol

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Stainless is for longevity and some of these aluminized parts don't even make it 2 years...

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Isn't that an aluminized BBK X pipe you have on your old car in the pic in the other thread?

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I heard the tin foil ones are the best. Aluminum/ aluminized we were talking about the same thing.

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Isn't that an aluminized BBK X pipe you have on your old car in the pic in the other thread?

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That came on the car and it was never driven in the rain. Ever. And it was garaged with like 3k miles put on it per year. Had I kept the car, it was getting a stainless OR unit.
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That came on the car and it was never driven in the rain. Ever. And it was garaged with like 3k miles put on it per year. Had I kept the car, it was getting a stainless OR unit.
Gotcha. Mine is holding up well Also as it doesn't see bad weather. Mine is about 5 years old and has no rust on it.

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Yep, for something that never sees salt or road crud its one thing. If the car does... give it 2... 3 years max before its toast.
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No doubt. He lives in a warm state with little to now snow so he should be OK for a bit with the aluminized pipe

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No doubt. He lives in a warm state with little to now snow so he should be OK for a bit with the aluminized pipe

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Arkansas, has some weird weather.


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Nothing like what I'm used to or dealing with this winter. Lol

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Since when is aluminized steel less resistant to corrosion than regular ol stainless steel?


Corrosion resistance is basically THE reason they coat the steel in ali+silicon.. So What am I missing here?


Salt is a lot more brutal to steel than it is to aluminum..
It also reflects heat better which is always a plus I suppose.


Stainless steel is probably stronger than Aluminized steel, which could make it last longer. I just don't see how it would be more corrosion resistant in theory.
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^Because if the aluminized coating gets scratched or chipped off its bare metal and will corrode. Being on the underside of a car, you are GOING to get rock chips on the pipes at minimum. Stainless lasts longer and that is just a fact. If you think otherwise... well sorry you're wrong.
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^Because if the aluminized coating gets scratched or chipped off its bare metal and will corrode. Being on the underside of a car, you are GOING to get rock chips on the pipes at minimum. Stainless lasts longer and that is just a fact. If you think otherwise... well sorry you're wrong.
That makes sense. I guess if the coating gets chipped/scratched then the steel is no longer protected. Just trying to understand the reality for myself. There are so many car related myths that I never trust anything I hear unless theres some sort of logical explanation.

I still hear people saying that running 91 will explode your car if it was meant to run on 87.. so yeah. 90% of things I hear are bull****
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