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    to wrap or not to wrap?

    I will soon be buying and installing the RR thru-hull exhaust and intercooler with RR plumbing. Since the parts are metal should I use some header wrap to ward of some heat?
    Probably more concerned with the exhaust. If the metal pipe is wrapped it could keep some heat out of the hull.

    What do you think?


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    It helped a lot on the PPG, I do not see why it wont with the new one.

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    Anyone have any links on some good exhaust wrap ?
    Here are ones I found but I'm not sure what would work the best.
    http://www.naturecoastmotorsports.co...haust_Wrap.htm

    http://www.importperformanceparts.ne...haustwrap.html

    http://www.steelthundercc.com/exhaust_accessories.html

    I've heard of some sort of paint application but can't find the link.

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    Senior Member watermedic's Avatar
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    I just planned on getting some header wrap from my local "speed shop". Sorry, but I don't know the brand. If someone has a better product I'm all ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watermedic
    I just planned on getting some header wrap from my local "speed shop". Sorry, but I don't know the brand. If someone has a better product I'm all ears.
    That second link I posted should answer your question about the benefits.

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    Good link-thanks!

    Plan on wrapping the pipe on the thru-hull exhaust. Also planned on wrapping the pipe from the intercooler to the intake. Will leave to pipe from the SC to the IC uninsulated. The thought behind that is to let some heat out before it gets to the IC and keep the air cool after it leaves the IC.

    May not do much good, but it seems logical in my feeble mind

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    Wrapping the exhaust pipes and intercooler plumbing is what i did, and the hull stays much cooler now. But if you run outside air , in hull temps don't really matter much. I picked up the Wrap from Pep Boys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watermedic
    Good link-thanks!

    Plan on wrapping the pipe on the thru-hull exhaust. Also planned on wrapping the pipe from the intercooler to the intake. Will leave to pipe from the SC to the IC uninsulated. The thought behind that is to let some heat out before it gets to the IC and keep the air cool after it leaves the IC.

    May not do much good, but it seems logical in my feeble mind
    I don't have an IC yet but I've wondered if wrapping the SC to IC with copper metal wrap would cause the copper to suck in the heat and then let it go into the hull. Kind of like a computer processor heatsink. I think someone water jacked it though and saw no performance gains and a less money in the bank.

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