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post #1 of 11 Old 09-15-2007, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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anybody ever wrap there cac tubes with header wrap to insulate them from engine compartment heat ? would that help ?


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food for thought............All About Header Wraps



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Interesting read. I was thinking about wrapping my down pipe all the way back to the end of the cab. The floor gets a bit warm in that area on long trips.

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A lot of the pro guys also wrap the hot side of the turbo as well to keep the exhaust velocity up.


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I'm trying to find out some more information on this now. I'd like to know the loss rate for alum vs. stainless with and without the wrap. I wrapped the headers on my old 351C and used copper gaskets with stage8 locks and I never had a problem in a span of 5 years. The guy in the article makes it sound like world will come to an end.

I LOVE thermal coatings, but I believe he is a little bias towards coatings.

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I also love Thermal coatings, but it sounds like the guy is bias. Personaly i hate header wrap used it once never again bought a good set of Jet hot Jet Coat Headers for the show truck

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I also love Thermal coatings, but it sounds like the guy is bias. Personaly i hate header wrap used it once never again bought a good set of Jet hot Jet Coat Headers for the show truck
What did you hate about the wrap?

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it didnt hold up that well and what a mess when it started to come apart I had it on a old chevy plow truck. When the wrap was comeing off it melted to the headers

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Header Wrap CAN retain moisture and accelerate rust as well as not provide an even thermal seal...which CAN warp the parts. I too think that this artical is a LITTLE (more like a lot) biased against the wrap. If your on a budget and you can't get your parts to the sprayer, wrap is for you. If you have the time and $$$...and like a better product with better results....go with the spray!


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On the 06'S are the CAC tubes metal or some type of plastic....

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