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Friend of my mine is a big and long time Harley guy. Builds motors, fabricates his frames, makes his own seats, does it all when it comes to his bikes. He's got this exhaust wrap on his pipes. Says it helps cool the exhaust just a little to help with the scavenging effect, keeps the pipes cooler, and looks real nice. Have any of you guys used this type of wrap on cars? Sounds like it would help with the scavenging as he said, but also maybe keep the heat down by the tranny hump and under the floor boards. Any thoughts??


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I didn't wrap mine but I am wishing I did. They are ceramic coated and I thought that was enough but the headers are putting heat on the plumbing pipes that connect my intercooler to heat exchanger. If I did it again I would look into wraps
 
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Design Engineering, Inc. is a good wrap source.
 
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As said above, it's ceramic coating and is highly recommended. It's really worth it.


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Hey what's up my man?!!!! Been a way for a few weeks, if you know what I mean, lol!! Glad to be back. Back on topic. I know about the ceramic coatings and types. This was more like a material, burlap it looked liked but wasn't. It was actually hand wrapped and looked pretty cool. I figured at the least it could keep some heat away from components and out of the drivers compartment.


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Hey what's up my man?!!!! Been a way for a few weeks, if you know what I mean, lol!! Glad to be back. Back on topic. I know about the ceramic coatings and types. This was more like a material, burlap it looked liked but wasn't. It was actually hand wrapped and looked pretty cool. I figured at the least it could keep some heat away from components and out of the drivers compartment.


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Good to have you back. Yeah I think I know what you're talking about. I've seen those wrappings but mostly on bikes and older cars. Don't know what's it's called.


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Good to have you back. Yeah I think I know what you're talking about. I've seen those wrappings but mostly on bikes and older cars. Don't know what's it's called.


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Thanks. 1fast392 shouted out a website to check out. He knows what I meant. I site looks cool. I'll them out. Good to back man. Thanks.


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Based on my prior experience with cars. You want coated headers if worried about heat soak. The disadvantage to header wrap is it is prone to getting oil soaked if there is a leak. Basically it can be a fire hazard from what I understand. If it were me, I would either buy coated headers, or leave the uncoated ones alone.
 

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Based on my prior experience with cars. You want coated headers if worried about heat soak. The disadvantage to header wrap is it is prone to getting oil soaked if there is a leak. Basically it can be a fire hazard from what I understand. If it were me, I would either buy coated headers, or leave the uncoated ones alone.

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One issue I've seen with the header wrap stuff is that it overheats and hardens the header tubes till they crack and either break off or blow chunks out of the pipe.
 

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+1 for ceramic coated headers. If you wrap, you'll be replacing those headers sooner than you want. Ceramic keeps the heat in the exhaust, wraps keep the heat in the headers. The headers cannot withstand the temps that they experience when insulated with wrap.
 
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