Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
OEMs couldn't guarantee that they could last for 50,000 miles without going to some sort of stainless variant. The government required them to guarantee that.
The better grades of stainless do a better job of retaining heat inside the tubing, which is why we did stainless. A true race car can benefit from that much more than your average street car. We could have saved money and done coated MS, but the owner WANTED stainless.
90lx with a 304ci 4v, Turbo400, and 105mm turbo
Thanks to TranzKing, MMR, BS3, Don Bailey, Team Z, and Wolfe Racecraft