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Old 07-08-2012, 10:03 PM
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Question Header Wrap Good Or Bad?

Just wondering ppls opinion on header wraps. Pros n cons? Good Or bad? I keep hearing different things. Gotta buddy wit slp headers no wrap and a buddy wit pacesetters wit wrapping. Why do some ppl wrap n some dnt?
 
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:08 PM
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Heat is the main reason for wrapping, i used titanium wrap on my GTO headers after running it i can almost just grab the header pipe, cons to it if it sets along time it could speed up rusting if u dont have stainless headers, it deff helps out with under hood heat
 
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:16 PM
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How much did u pay for titanium wrap n from where??
 
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:25 PM
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Its DEI header wrap cost like $50 for a 2"x50' roll & i got it from Carquest
 
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:05 AM
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Its DEI header wrap cost like $50 for a 2"x50' roll & i got it from Carquest
I have some DEI header wrap. I think I have the same 2" by 50' roll but haven't put it on yet. Did you end up using all of it? And did you wrap everything? AND was there a big difference?

Sorry for so many questions LOL.. Idk why I never put mine on. I liked the look of the stainless at first but now it's just getting to be too many crazy colors so I'm considering wrapping everything. And I don't think I'll have any issue with quicker rusting since I have stainless headers.
 
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I have wondered the same thing. Will header wrap affect my turbo performance? I have seen turbo blankets also, I wonder if it would effect anything negatively...
 
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Header wrap is an old technology that is seeing a comeback, but most people I know advise against it. The wrap does help to contain heat, but it also attracts moisture and doesn't offer any protection for the metal. The constant heating/cooling of the metal (even stainless steel) causes the carbon in it to break down which dramatically shortens the life span of the headers. Ceramic coating applied to both the inside and outside of the header is a better choice. It not only helps to contain heat, but it also creates a corrosion barrier so it will extend the life of the headers.
 
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:31 AM
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I have some DEI header wrap. I think I have the same 2" by 50' roll but haven't put it on yet. Did you end up using all of it? And did you wrap everything? AND was there a big difference?

Sorry for so many questions LOL.. Idk why I never put mine on. I liked the look of the stainless at first but now it's just getting to be too many crazy colors so I'm considering wrapping everything. And I don't think I'll have any issue with quicker rusting since I have stainless headers.
Is yours cloth or titanium? & it took me 3 rolls to do the GTO down to the flange on the collectors, & i can pretty much have the car up to temp & touch my headers cant do that with ceramic coating been there done that not worth it imo had pacesetter cermaic headers on my LT1 they didnt do much for heat at all & the wrap doesnt affect the life span much may cut a year or 2 off a mild steel header but most dont keep the car long enough for this to be an issue
 
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:43 AM
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Well initially i wanted ceramic coated slp headers but im not spending 700 on em lol so i went wit speed daddy and painted them black wit 2000 degree temp paint. I heard that helps wit the heat? And is the only good reason for headers to prevent heat? Cuz thats all i keep hearing about when it comes to headers. Also that it helps a bit wit performance but i dnt think wrapping ur headers would make that big a difference performance wise would it?
 
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:42 PM
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Well with less under hood heat it could help with performace but not much, but with the crossover pipe right above the trans it be good to wrap it
 
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