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post #1 of 18 Old 01-17-2010, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Header Wrap?

I am considering wrapping my headers w/ teflon. Anyone notice a considerable increase in hp/torque/sound?

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Been asked and answered many times.

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12.5 hp and 13 ft lbs of torque when you wrap yer headers...\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\dont forget it adds fuel milage bt 3 mpg and helps you corner cause it lowers the center of gravity...Seeing you add weight to the front end it helps stunters to do endos as well..

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Wow and you guys wonder why people bounce. :headshake

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Wow and you guys wonder why people bounce. :headshake

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I think my post regarding Garth sums it up.
if you can't say something nice/postive shute the [email protected] up

Now in answering your question a couple of things:
Any horsepower/torque gains - probably not though it will keep you engine temp lower due to the fact that there will not be any radiating heat from the headers/exhaust.
Noise level - the same
Performance gains would be minimal at best but there is an increase in comfort as the under fairing temps go down.
Problem is if it gets wet (caught in rain) there is a chance that you could corrode you exhaust (dependant on materials)

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it will keep some temps down but theres only so many places heat can escape from. I dont like header wrap just because it gets pretty dirty down by the pipe area and it will look great all until you ride in the rain and pick up a buncha of things like oils and rubbers from the road.. If anything I'd do a JET-HOT type ceramic coating to them.

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Like I sent in my PM wrapping the stock exhaust is going to cut its life down quite a bit. The ti they use will become very very brittle and fall apart
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I wouldn't do it. I'd suggest using a coating of some sort instead.

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