Vibrant Performance Titanium Chair

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Vibrant Performance Titanium Chair

Vibrant Titanium Chair - What's it worth?

What Vibrant Performance Titanium Products were used to make the Muskoka Chair?

 

Part Number Description Quantity
VP12490 Titanium V-Band Flange Assembly for 2.5" O.D. Tubing 6
VP12491 Titanium V-Band Flange Assembly for 3" O.D. Tubing 2
VP13272 2.5" O.D. Titanium Pie Cuts, Bag of 5 2
VP13274 3" O.D. Titanium Pie Cuts, Bag of 5 3
VP13368 1.5" O.D. Titanium Straight Tube, 1 Meter Long 7
VP13369 1.75" O.D. Titanium Straight Tube, 1 Meter Long 2
VP13370 2" O.D. Titanium Straight Tube, 1 Meter Long 2
VP13371 2.25" O.D. Titanium Straight Tube, 1 Meter Long 1
VP13372 2.5" O.D. Titanium Straight Tube, 1 Meter Long 4
VP13374 3" O.D. Titanium Straight Tube, 1 Meter Long 4
VP13902 2.5" O.D. Titanium 90 Degree Mandrel Bend, 3" CLR, 6" Leg Length 2
VP13904 3" O.D. Titanium 90 Degree Mandrel Bend, 4" CLR, 6" Leg Length 4
VP17525 Titanium Resonator, 2.5" inlet/outlet x 12" Long 2
VP17560 Titanium Muffler with Straight Cut Burnt Tip, 2.5" inlet/outlet 2
VP29911 TIG Wire Titanium - 0.035" Thick (1.0mm) - 1 Meter Long Rod - 1 lb box 2
VP11890A Hollow Titanium Hanger Rod, 3/8" dia x 10" Long 9

 

Vibrant Performance Titanium - What's the Muskoka Chair worth?

The price of all those parts off VibrantPerformance.com in USD MSRP is $7,026.30USD and the Canadian retail price on PerformanceImprovements.com would be $9,082.54CAD. (Prices valid on 03/26/19.) If you included the cost of labour, that makes it well over a $10,000 Muskoka Chair! Going to have to re-think building one for ourselves...

Thank-you to everyone who took the time to guess at the price of the chair. The lowest guess was $250, and the highest guess was $15,416. There was a tie for the second most popular guesses of $4,500 & $6,500 and the #1 most common guess with five entries was $3,500.

The winners who were closest, without going over, were Akshay with $6,900USD and Marcus with $8,629CAD. Congrats to both, we are contacting each separately to ship out their Big Boxes O' Swag. 

Vibrant-PI Swag for the Winners

 

Vibrant Performance Titanium - How was the Muskoka Chair made?

In addition to HOW the other question is WHY was this outrageous chair made!? Vibrant Performance was looking for a way of introducing their new line of Titanium Fabrication components, including Pie Cuts, Straight Tubing, V-Band Flanges, Titanium Mufflers and Resonators, Exhaust Hardware, Titanium Mandrel Bends and more. 

The whole team of Vibrant Performance put their heads together and came up with a unique way to display their wares. Why not build a Titanium Muskoka Chair? Something to make even a Lannister sitting on the Iron Throne feel envy! It was a joint collaboration of the Vibrant Marketing and Technical team. 

Once the plan was approved, 54 Titanium components were gathered up and the welding began. Over 80 hours were spent welding up the Titanium chair after hours in the back of Vibrant's Head Office in Mississauga.

After it was finished, WOW, this chair attracts attention! It is a great way to catch the eye of people walking by, even at the SEMA show surrounded by the craziest cars in the world. Everyone wants to sit in it and pretend to be Titanium Royalty. The only way it could attract more attention is if the pipes shot flames! Perhaps that is something to consider for version 2.0? Check below for more info on the Titanium components that made up the world's coolest Muskoka Chair.

 

Titanium Mufflers and Resonators

Vibrant Performance Titanium Mufflers and Resonators come densely packed with premium, high temp sound absorption packing materials.

  • Manufactured exclusively from CP1 Grade Titanium
  • "True Straight Through" perforated Titanium core ensures unrestricted exhaust flow

Vibrant Performance Titanium Mufflers and Resonators

 

Titanium Mandrel Bends

Vibrant Performance Titanium mandrel bends are manufactured from 1.2mm (0.047") thick CP1 Titanium tubing and are approximately half the weight of equivalent 16 gauge 304 SS bends, while still offering the same overall strength and performance.

 

Titanium Pie Cuts

  • Manufactured exclusively from CP1 Grade Titanium
  • Precision Laser Cut
  • 1.0mm (0.039") thick
  • 5 Pie Cuts at 9 degrees each = 45 degree elbow

 

Titanium V-Band Flange Assemblies

Vibrant Performance Titanium V-Band Flanges feature a unique "Male/Female" locking design to allow for a gasket free seal and to ensure proper alignment inside the clamp.

Full Assembly consists of a pair of Titanium Flanges and a 300 series Stainless Steel V-Band Clamp.

 

Vibrant Performance Titanium Straight Tubing

  • Manufactured exclusively from CP1 Grade Titanium
  • 1.0mm (0.039") thick
  • Sold in 1 meter (39.4") lengths

 

 

 

Why use Titanium instead of Stainless Steel?

Titanium vs Stainless Steel - Weight

STRONGER. LIGHTER. FASTER. There is a huge difference in weight. Titanium exhaust systems are approximately 40% lighter in weight than stainless steel due to the fact that Titanium is much stronger and requires less thickness in the material for comparable strength. This weight savings when the ENTIRE exhaust is made up of titanium can add up to a good bit of weight. This is why you'll see race cars with titanium when every bit of weight counts. For driving enthusiasts, it means improving performance, and they'll also experience some fuel savings into the bargain. Dropping weight, after all, is one of the key things that you can do to improve a vehicle's acceleration, cruising speed, and handling. Taking the whole exhaust system into account, you're going to make substantial weight savings over even a stainless steel alternative.

 

Titanium vs Stainless Steel - Style

Titanium is beautiful. There's no denying that. But it comes with a hefty price increase over your typical stainless system. Stainless isn't ugly by any means, but you'll notice an incredible range of colour from bronze/gold to blue and purple in titanium depending on the quality of construction and welding. Not to mention, there's a distinct tone difference. The thinner walls needed in titanium exhaust make for a very aggressive, raspy and metallic exhaust note.

 

Titanium vs Stainless Steel - Heat

Titanium can dissipate heat much faster than steel. This is why motorcyclists are particularly fond of titanium exhaust systems; they'll often find that the pipe cools down almost instantly, reducing the likelihood of a passenger burning their leg when they slip down after each ride. Of course, superior heat dissipation also means that titanium can withstand heat without experiencing any negative effects.

 

Titanium vs Stainless Steel - Price

There is a big price difference between the two materials. For 2.5" O.D. 304 Stainless Steel Straight Tubing - 5 foot length, it is $117.89. For 2.5" O.D. Titanium Straight Tube, 1 Meter Long, it is $172.89. There's really no getting around the fact that titanium exhausts are far more expensive than even stainless steel systems. However, you do get what you pay for; if you're the sort of person who wants to enjoy truly superior performance, anything less than a Titanium exhaust system will feel like a compromise.

 

 

Related Links - Titanium & Stainless Steel

 


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