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Stainless Steal vs. Titanium headers

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Buying a DRD exhaust tonight and im hung up on what header i want. Ive heard that stainless steal is harder to dent but i cant find any scientific backing for that statement. Wondering if anybody knows which is susceptable to denting?

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the material in titanium is much thinner than stainless for weight savings. Stainless is more durable for offroad use. When I purchased my 4.1 system I went with a stainless header and silencer.

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Go with the SS. IMO the titanium is more for bling. You aren't going to feel the weight savings.

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Yup, stainless headers are much thicker and are much harder to dent when hot than titanium headers. I've had plenty of them both, titanium headers just don't hold up very well.

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thanks guys. now my other option is wether or not to go with the carbon fiber muffler. Has anyone had a carbon fiber muffler crack on them?

and cost isnt an issue. im getting it for free but im just not sure if cf is durable enough to hold up when i down the bike

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thanks guys. now my other option is wether or not to go with the carbon fiber muffler. Has anyone had a carbon fiber muffler crack on them?

Yup, don't bother with them. I have a factory 4.1 with a carbon fiber can and one with a titanium can and they are the same weight, but I have broken a few of the carbon cans.

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alright thanks a lot. looks like i have to go with the SS/Aluminum system since they dont have a SS/TI system

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CF and Ti are for the weight weenies worrying about every last ounce on their bike (does a good job of lightening their wallets too).

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i have the dr.d full stainless pipe and the thing has taken some abuse and will not bend. IMO it is the only way to go. You can build yourself a trick headergaurd out of diamond plate aluminum like me and never worry about crushing a header again.

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Stainless all the way. Titanium is like having a tinfoil header, look at it the wrong way and it dents.

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CArbon fiber cracks easy , titanium dents easy. Do yourself and your pocketbook a favor and go with the SS

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if you have $$$ and like the pretty lil blue header then go TI. If your not-get Stainless.

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CF and Ti are for the weight weenies worrying about every last ounce on their bike (does a good job of lightening their wallets too).

:smirk::thumbsup::smirk:

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