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Help me choose an exhaust!

So I have some chirstmas money that i was going to use on a trip to panama but since I couldn't go i might buy a new exhaust. I'm looking at two different Gibson exhaust systems- one is the dual extreme and the other in dual swept side which is stainless. Im looking so a little more aggressive sound over the stock. The stainless is $430 and the other is $322. So my big concern is it worth the extra hundred for a stainless and will iit have a noticeable difference? Any input would be great thanks.
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I would go with the stainless..
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No, the stainless is for looks.

I just ordered a Flowmaster 40 muffler then took it to a exhaust shop and let them custom make my exhaust, that would be a lot cheaper than buying a pre-made kit.
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mind me asking how much it cost to make the custom exhasut
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my local exhaust shop charged me $110 to weld up a muffler..
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Around $100-$120 is about right
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thats not bad at all
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I run a Magna-flow single stainless steel set-up, cost me around $400 US off e-bay. IMO stainless is the way to go.
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the salt in the winter is why i was thinking stainless. but if i can get a better sound with the split rear exit tailpipes i might go with them. Is there any gain in performance or mileage that you guys noticed? just curious
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Performance and MPG will not be affected, just the sound

I've been running my exhaust for 7 years with salty winters and haven't had an issue, stainless just looks pretty, and unless your truck is a show truck with a pretty undercarriage, it's pointless
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^ya thats what i was thinking
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Yeah, aluminized piping is the way to go. Had that on my truck for several years now and it still looks like it did when the exhaust shop put it on.
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