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Old 04-20-2003, 03:01   #1 (permalink)
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Extractors: Mild steel or Stainless steel

Is there any evidence to support that Stainless steel is better? Does it really make a difference?
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The guys at the shops i talked to said that unless u want it for looks theyre a waist o money.
They are ment to last longer though.
Yet to find anything suggesting they are better. Still time though.

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Stainless does look better. I got quoted 400buck for mild steel extractors fitted to my EL XR6. My mate reckon he was quoted $400 for stainless pacemakers for his EF fairmont. I didn't think they costed any different. If that's the case then I'd go for the stainless on looks alone.
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Mild steel lasts about 10 years. Stainless lasts about 15 years. How long will you keep your car? Price is aprox 50-60% dearer for stainless (especially when talking 2.5" or 3" pipes).

If it's just extractors you're looking at, and the pricee diff is less than $100, I'd go stainless.
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Mild steel.
Lasts long. Heavy. Ugly. Cheap

Stainless Steel
Possibilty of easy cracks. retains heat better then Mild. Looks. Less weight. more expensive
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stainless will last longer than mild is heavier and more expensive,


i reckon go the mild steel extractors and get them hpc coated
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HPC coating. What's that like a ceramic coating?
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yeh i think it is like ceramic coating, HPC = HiPerCoat

it will last a lot longer than the paint on mild steel extractors which usually flakes off straight away, and prevents rust etc.

it also keeps the extractors a fair bit cooler so you wont have to shield them, and they reckon it increases performance by increasing exhaust gas velocity.

so yeh, i havent got hpc myself, but this is what im told. I think it would cost about $100+ to do extractors?
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Stainless does look better. I got quoted 400buck for mild steel extractors fitted to my EL XR6. My mate reckon he was quoted $400 for stainless pacemakers for his EF fairmont. I didn't think they costed any different. If that's the case then I'd go for the stainless on looks alone.
I didnt know the Pacemakers came in stainless...I got my Pacemakers for $290,they are the steel ones with the blue coating.Why pay heaps for stainless and then toss off about them when u can get something that does the same thing for cheaper.Also i think Jet Hot sell Pacemakers already HPC coated.
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I didnt know the Pacemakers came in stainless...I got my Pacemakers for $290,they are the steel ones with the blue coating.Why pay heaps for stainless and then toss off about them when u can get something that does the same thing for cheaper.Also i think Jet Hot sell Pacemakers already HPC coated.
your exactly right ,pacemakers dont make s/steel extractors, and personally if they did i wouldent buy them, there is no need for them in a efi car , how often do you hear of extractors rusting out, it will only ever be for looks

if you have got the money get them hpc coated,
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