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From the previous threads, this seems to be more of a preference versus a performance choice.

Did I miss something?

Also how well does the "aluminized" stand up versus the "stainless"?

I live in NM so there is salt and sand on the roads in the winter, although I generally take the truck through the was shortly after driving through any of that crap. Will it have a significant effect on the aluminized?
 

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there is no noticable performance diff. its mostly sound. the aluminized will stand up fine in the snow if you take care of it. i know a few people up north and they have the aluminized and havent had a problem with it rusting or coroding. let me know if i can help you out with any thing.

-David
 

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X2 performance will be the same. The 5" is going to be noticably deeper sounding and a bit better looking imo also.

I have customers who have run Aluminized for 3-4 years with no issues, and in IN the roads are covered with salt all winter.
 

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aluminized will stand up better then 409 stainless....but 304 stainless will be the best (also mucho more expensive)
 

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Tyler which is better to go with, the aluminized or 409 stainless? I hear both. I am Northern IN.
 

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its more of what youd prefer the 409 stainless looks nice and will hold up in the salted roads. the aluminized will also hold up just as well i run one. the only diff is basically the material. i personally would go with a 409 stainless.
 

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Difference is that it won't rust through on 409SS, it'll just get surface rust. Aluminized pipe will rust through once it starts.
 

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my front pipe just rusted this winter...took less than 7 months for it to rust..but see i dont have to worry about having a hole in my exhaust :D id go with stainless
 
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