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SS vs Titanium Exhaust Systems

Have an 04 R1 and I want to upgrade to a full exhaust system. Been doing a lot of research on the various systems, and I would like some clarification on SS vs Titanium systems. Is the only considerable difference between the 2 the weight savings of Titanium? From what I have seen, Ti systems are about 5lbs lighter than SS...which would be huge on the track, but negligible on the street. Thought, input, or advice on the matter?
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Pretty much. Really a waste unless you're racing but has the bling factor


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Pretty much. Really a waste unless you're racing but has the bling factor
I was hoping you would chime in- I know you are one of the people who have had some experience w/ my version of the R1 (Before you went to the Dark Side...aka...Honda). JK.

If I am understanding things correctly, the performance factor and the tubing thicknesses are usually the same for both types of systems, correct?
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Ti systems are about 5lbs lighter than SS...which would be huge on the track, but negligible on the street. Thought, input, or advice on the matter?
I don't think it would be huge on the track because its dead weight.

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If I am understanding things correctly, the performance factor and the tubing thicknesses are usually the same for both types of systems, correct?
Correct. The systems will be identical, just made with different materials.
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This pretty much confirms what I was thinking. Other than the factors mentioned above, I couldn't see the big difference between the 2. Based on what I have heard so far, I am leaning towards the SS just to save me a couple hundred bucks.
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Honestly save your $$ and gut the catalytic converter and go slipons. Gutting the converter will save SOME heat on your ass and also Carbonfiber is cooler on the ass then metal.

Don't quote me on it but I THINK the stock head pipes are titanium already. Do a search on that. There is also a 3/4 system out there that loses the valve underneath but I don't remember who makes it.


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