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Old 08-31-2007, 08:18 AM   #141
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they do look good, I helped my buddy install his.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:28 AM   #142
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Wonder why countless winners of numerous different racing types from snowmobiles, diesel drag trucks, power boats, etc etc go with ceramic coatings over wraps?

Wonder why most major header manufactors offer ceramic coated headers and I've never seen any offer prewrapped headers?

SwainTech exhaust coating has been used on world speed setting autos. I've used it on my turbo diesel manifold and turbo housing (very very hot) and it still looks like new after three years and 65k miles.
the easy button is pushed when it comes to ceramics. longevity is what you get when you go with ceramic. im not saying ceramic doesnt perform well. i simply stated that wrap performs better. racers like to look good as well as go fast, that is why ceramics are sometimes chosen. and every performance turbo ive seen is bagged, not coated.

as far as manufacturers offering prewrapped headers...that is out of the question. they would be way more expensive than ceramics because of the fact that wrap must be done by hand, and with american craftsmenship not being what it used to be, its not a good idea.

another plus for ceramics are the ease of cleaning them. silica/fiberglass wraps are almost impossible to clean. thats why your coatings still look new, cuz you've cleaned them. every performance turbo ive seen is bagged, not coated.

ive done a side by side comparison with an infrared heat gun. the ceramics are always the hotter of the two. now do a combo of both, and you will have mastered underhood temps.

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Old 08-31-2007, 10:57 AM   #143
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well put sean!
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lol kevin...you just bought a ceramic header.
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yup ceramic headers keep the engine bay temps cooler than wrap
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so is there a new header gasket involved in doing this wrap? someone asked that on page.......well, back quite a ways, and no one answered. do tell.
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no new gasket should be needed.
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cool thanks. can't wait to get back to co to rip apart that damn heat shield and give this a go. Summers get pretty damn hot here and with the JRSC and a black car...even hotter. This should do the trick.
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have fun with that heat shield.........ooooh, that was a tough sucker....
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