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Old 09-23-2008, 10:26 PM   #271
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My brother and I yanked the shield off and wrapped the header last weekend, came out pretty good I must say.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:44 PM   #272
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I was curious about something guys. I just bought a HFC that has been gutted to an ORP. There are some welds in the middle where the cat used to be holding it together of course. I am wanting to wrap the ORP.

Will wrapping it cause the welds to break?
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:54 PM   #273
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I have this header! Although i still feel plenty of heat comin out of the engine bay! Would it benefit to wrap it? I like the grungy wrap look.. Looks more IDK rough? hahha
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:55 PM   #274
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theres no "benefit" to the wrap other than looks and the fact that you can touch your exhaust after driving for an hr+, it does cut heat down significantly and id recommend it to anyone crazy enough, like myself, to wrap them. those headers are tight is spots and can be testy at times to keep it tightly wrapped. but all and all after the smoke stopped pouring form the engine bay, i love the outcome. id say do it if your unsatisfied with the heat in ur engine.
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:20 AM   #275
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^^you just contradicted yourself.

no benefit to wrapping the header? you then go on to mention that it does cut heat down significantly

wrapping the header also provides slight performance gains while it creates a scavenging effect.
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Does anyone know the awnser to my question?

I have a HFC that was gutted to an ORP. It has welds in the middle of the cat section. If I wrapped the ORP and wrapped over the welds, would the heat break the welds?
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^^you just contradicted yourself.

no benefit to wrapping the header? you then go on to mention that it does cut heat down significantly

wrapping the header also provides slight performance gains while it creates a scavenging effect.
i didnt even realize it. my bad.
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:50 PM   #278
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Slow03, why did you gut a HFC? you could have sold it and bought an ORP and came out with cash.

an answer to your question, i believe there is no worries in your situation. AS LONG AS the welds arent full of air and they are nice and tidy. ive read where crappy welds have a chance of breaking when being wrapped.
im assuming the HFC was tig welded back together. when it comes to tig, there is really crappy or really good. nothing in the middle.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:43 PM   #279
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the header wrap does keep heat down, but it burns up and will start to fall apart. I would sandblast the header and put some flameproof ceramic paint on it instead.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:19 PM   #280
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The wrap has made my ORP and Borla exhaust sound quiter than the stock exhaust from inside the car. Very nice side benefit.
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