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Old 05-27-2007, 07:25 PM   #1
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title basically explains itself... should i trust ebay? the ones taht say they can withstand up to 1200 degrees?

and would wrapping this on my DP significantly lower the underthehood temps? i already have a turbo shield like the FM ones...but i''m taking my turbo off again, and i wanna wrap the DP with some stuff, i mean the radiator hoses do run RIGHT back there . they are insulated already, but this will just help more.
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better idea would be to wrap the heater hoses and brake lines. putting header wrap on a downpipe causes the downpipe to destroy itself in a very short time, especially if it's mild steel.

i used this stuff on my brake lines and heater hoses with good results.

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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For the turbine housing you want a turbo blanket. Check in our Group Buy section for info where to obtain the best one. For other hoses and stuff try www.wirecare.com or www.coolrideproducts.com

The only DEI product I have had good luck with is the Cool Tube Extreme for the heater hoses.
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People here are very anti header wrap, and for good reason. They trap moisture against the metal promoting and accelerating corrosion.
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makes perfect sense. didn't take that into consideration.
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People here are very anti header wrap, and for good reason. They trap moisture against the metal promoting and accelerating corrosion.
He is right. You could always get it ceramic coated
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Build yourself a heat shield and wrap the lines back at the firewall.
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yeah i already have that done... i was just thinking maybe wrapping the DP would be more effiecient, but i've been prooven otherwise.

thanks for the insight guys.
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makes perfect sense. didn't take that into consideration.

Not to mention that only about 20% of the DP is actually under the hood, and it's sitting right where all the underhood air leaves the bay....
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