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So is it true that a header wrap will decrease the life of the header?? I wanna do it to help w/ heatsoak!!
 

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decrease?? if it would protect it from rust, it would increase header life, not decrease!
 

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my thoughts are that the extra heat kept in the headers will wear away the headers as they cannot dissipate heat quick enough!!
 

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imho its not worth it i have seen what the header looks like after while. just like you said it holds on the "sweat" from the header
 

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not really goin for looks but performance, so I really don't care too much!! just don't want its "functionality" to go down
 

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wrapping the header will def benefit if you wrap it right. It will keep and make the heat go where it's suppose to... out the back. A header as you know produces a better scavagging effect anyway so you are already flowing exhaust much better. So it does benefit. And having it wrapped will keep temps down def. If you have a race header it will keep the oil temps down. I'm going to wrap my hfc in a couple days myself... that will keep the oil temps down too and look better. it will also protect it mroe cuz the cat is just open to the elements wide open under the oil pan.
 

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If you have a cheaply made header (really thin e-bay kind) you MAY see a decrease in header life span... personally I've been using header wrap for 20 years and I've never had any issues.

Tom has the downpipe on his SVO Mustang wrapped... he did it when he bought the car new in the mid 80's... same wrap, same pipe.
 

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I have the focussport 4-1 race header, I don't think it is too cheap!!
 

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anyone have any good places to get the wrap or a good one in general??
 

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Any descent parts store should carry it. I usually order mine from Jegs but I like the kind that has the copper powder in it.
 

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prolly, but then again, any header w/o a cat is illegal!!
 

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why copper? Cause it improves heat resistance up to 30% more over normal Wraps and it withstand up to 2000 degree.
 

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the only thing I can think of a header wrap will probably damage is the "shine" finish, probably after some years of use... other than that all the other things it does are good things!

*yes its an OBX header, people say they are cheap, but most of them havent even seen one! My bro didnt dyno this, but it sure feel a lot better, revs super fast, and def has more torque and power! To my surprise the header had a perfect finish, coating and welds. If you ask me, not a bad $130ish investment!



I got all the wrap parts at autozone



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*sounds like crap because it has no cat ----stock mid pipe and muffler ---- replaced lunch box with a small fart can
 
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