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03-23-2004, 10:47 PM
what are your thoughts on using hearder wrap. pros and cons. It does not seem as popular as it was a few years ago

03-23-2004, 10:57 PM
trd, We have to use it on our 2.3l Pinto or it gets way to hot under the hood! Dont want to melt tjhe battery. I feel it gives us a little hp plus make it safe woring under the hood and the rubber/ plastic lasts longer> Lobster

Speed Raycer
03-23-2004, 11:42 PM
Header wraps will ultimately cause your headers to self destruct. I forget the physics, but it has something to do with holding moisture/condensation after the heat cycles...

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03-24-2004, 01:35 AM
Another solution, better, though more expensive, is Swain Tech's White Lightning coating. It's a thick coating that is a true thermal barrier. The Jet Hot and similar coatings are just ceramic paint and only marginally effective.

George Roffe
Houston, TX
84 944 ITS car under construction
92 ITS Sentra SE-R occasionally borrowed

03-24-2004, 08:49 AM
Scott is correct--WRAP = RUSTOUT

Speaking from experience, spring for a coating on those headers.

The wrap may be useful on starters or other components that do not build heat internally.

Good luck.