18 months ago I posted the following, now my shiny new tailpipe looks almost as bad as the one I removed. Not all stainless steel is created equal. I got what I paid for.
(May 2013): It wasn't a major issue, but the old rusty tailpipe bugged me every time I walked past it. But it wasn't worth spending much time or money on. I did some searching and found this 3" x3.5" x 18" Cherry Bomb stainless steel exhaust tip at Summit Racing: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/imm-577494
Delivered the cost was only $26.90, by far the least expensive I could find. I ordered it Thursday night and it arrived Friday!
After I got a 3" exhaust clamp at the local NAPA store for 3 bucks, I cut the old one off with a Sawzall and had the new one installed in 5 minutes.
Ole and Anne Anderson, Highland, Michigan
'02 Adventurer 32V, Ford F-53, ours since 4/08,Goodyears, Konis, SeeLevel, CHF
'84 CJ-7 , 5.3 Chevy, 3" lift, 33's, Detroit Locker, Fiberglas tub, winch, hi-lift