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Sorry, I searched for about a minute but got frustrated. What's the diff. between the two? Theres like a 150 dollar difference so I wanna know why. Does the stainless not rust? If so, how long would the aluminized last? I still have a perfectly good stock exhaust.
 

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alluminized will rust be worthless in like 5-10+ years depending on location.... in michigan mine will probalby be gone in like 4 years i would imaginge road salt snow and such will eat it... stainless will never rust at all
 
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If you have the money go for stainless, it is a better buy in the long run, the aluminized steal, for me in chicago, doenst seem practical because of so much road salt in the winter. It depends on your location and your wallet size.
 
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just look at it from a practical stand point...

will you still have your car in 4 years? and will you keep it for another 4?
 
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I agree with Sharkie. Do you honestly think youll have the car for that long? heh I have aluminized and I havent had any problems so far. When Im cleaning the undercarriage I always check the condition of the piping and everything looks perfect.
 

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most of the time aluminized exhausts rust from the inside out... on all my volvos whenever the exhaust goes bad its right along the bottom. It looks OK from the outside but when you touch it you can push your finger thru. All the condensation from the cooling of the exhaust system when you shut off collects at the bottom of the pipes, and mixed with the exhaust gasses becomes acidic.

but yea. 4 years is about par... depends on material quality. havent heard of any TruBendz problems... my personal experience with PaceSetter on my MGB is "stay away", mines got a few holes in it and its a GARAGED SUMMER car. Stainless wont rust ever but its pretty heavy.
 

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4 yrs gets me through college, which by than I may have a new car. I really don't know. I was intending on keeping this car for a while unless it starts giving me crap. I have the 4 yr ext. warranty and as of now it's only 6 months old. If anyone else has had problems with a aluminized borla please tell me.
 
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