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Old 01-18-2008, 06:11 AM   #1
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Heat wrapping stock DP?

Would this do anything at all?
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:21 AM   #2
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It will make your downpipe hotter. On an otherwise stock car you will not notice any difference in performance - at all. Don't waste your money.
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Also, I would not wrap something thats not stainless. The wrap will trap the moisture and rot it from the inside out.
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Also, I would not wrap something thats not stainless. The wrap will trap the moisture and rot it from the inside out.
Well atleast it would be an excuse to get new exhaust
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I wrapped mine and ran that way for a while. I didn't notice any difference, I finally tore it off after getting some nasty funk on the wrap and the smell was disgusting.
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:23 PM   #6
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How would it rot from the inside out? Moisture will certainly evaporate almost immediately once the engine is started.
The fiberglass wrap can trap moisture against the pipe but that would result in corrosion on the outside of the pipe.
Mine has been wrapped for several thousand miles and it's noticeably cooler in the engine bay. I have yet to notice any negatives. After all you want to keep the volocity.
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I think ill just do saltbaths and sandpaper for the exhaust for now.
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:28 AM   #8
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I think ill just do saltbaths and sandpaper for the exhaust for now.
Why ruin the stock stuff? Just upgrade before it ruined, that way you have something to throw back on there if you go back to stock.

Plus, why would you want to rust out the exhaust on your dad's car? Wouldn't that make him kinda pissed off?
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Why ruin the stock stuff? Just upgrade before it ruined, that way you have something to throw back on there if you go back to stock.

Plus, why would you want to rust out the exhaust on your dad's car? Wouldn't that make him kinda pissed off?
When the stock system gets a leak we're getting the JT turboback. And of course I would never give it a saltbath and sandpaper it. Im just sayin Im anxious to get something louder for it.
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