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Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:19 pm 
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I'm thinking of getting a full exhaust system (Herrod) upgrade for my BA XT I6 and I'm wondering if it is worth getting the stainless steel for an extra $500. I don't live near the ocean or drive around in pools of salt so is there any other reason why I would go for stainless steel over mild steel?

Is Herrod the way to go for Ford parts or do they all do pretty much the same thing?
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Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:20 pm 
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How long you keeping the car for, if not for ever get mild steel if youplan long term ownership say 4+ years go the stainless .. well that my opinion

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:26 pm 
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to be honest. i reacon herrod is over priced, get prices from other places and see the difference

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:28 pm 
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Any recommended brands I should look at in particular? Or are they all fairly similar?
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Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:58 pm 
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Go mild, dont bother with stainless. And try Jim mock www.jimmockmotorsport.com.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:17 pm 
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pacemakers are pretty good, they got good one's for 6

www.pacemaker.com.au

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:23 pm 
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Much appreciated guys.
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Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:47 pm 
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living near the sea or driving around in salty areas isnt anywhere near as corrosive as exhaust gasses (especially combined with the heat)

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:07 am 
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Well, just to compare, my old Camira had the exhaust done, (when it was still my Grandpas.)

The guarantee given for a mild steel exhaust system was 2 years.
The guarantee given for a Stainless system was 10 years!! :shock:

This was from Midas, and the system was installed in 1987, (I think) so I don't know if times have changed, and Mild exhaust systems are significantly better, but it makes an interesting comparo!
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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:29 am 
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Since I am planning to keep my xt for some time, I'm leaning towards the stainless steel.
Mild steel exhaust is significantly better? So is there a compromise between performance and the lifetime?
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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:37 am 
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Stainless steel tubing is thinner (it hardly corrodes so it dosent need to be thick) this makes it marginaly lighter. I also reckon that stainless steel systems have a diffrent note, perhaps caused by thinner tubing??

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:45 am 
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EF 4.9 wrote:
Stainless steel tubing is thinner (it hardly corrodes so it dosent need to be thick) this makes it marginaly lighter. I also reckon that stainless steel systems have a diffrent note, perhaps caused by thinner tubing??

Yer, i think the Stainless Steel systems sound different, not better or worse to me, but different - is go the mild steel unless u are going to keep the car more than 5 years.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:47 am 
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When you say different note, do you mean it is a higher note?

Oh yea, and also to complement the exhaust would you recommend some sort of cai system or would a larger snorkel do the same thing?
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Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:34 am 
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Something usually happens to my s/s system every time I fit one..So now I fit ceramic coated extractors and mild steel...Usually only the back / tailpipe needs replacing anyway...Fords F150/ truck series with ceramic coated extractors have a "1 million mile" warranty on them..I guess backed up by the supplier...

S/steel can crack if hit by speed humps etc more so than mild seel...
S/steel is harder and doesn't absorb noises like mild steel, why it sounds different...

 

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