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Any benefit to coating and wrapping up pipes?

I am thinking about wrapping my DP, and started thinking about wrapping the up pipes also.

I'm not sure if this would benefit, or if it would just warp the up pipes.

Any ideas?

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Re: Any benefit to coating and wrapping up pipes?

The wrap would hold the heat in the material of the up-pipes, which would warp and destroy them after a while. When they are ceramic coated, they are coated on the inside of the pipe, so the heat doesn't saturate the pipe material.
IIRC, down pipes are fine to wrap though

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Re: Any benefit to coating and wrapping up pipes?

Like this?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3355/...8a6fc874_m.jpg

My pipes have been wrapped for more than 3 years with NO leaks, cracks or warping.
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Re: Any benefit to coating and wrapping up pipes?

This is a good topic.

Insulation (heat wrap) is kind of a double edged sword to me. It keeps the exhaust from cooling too rapidly (which will warp worse than the heat itself) but in the case of extended high heat situations the heat will not radiate out of the pipe and the temp may get too high causing damage to the pipe.

I would get them ceramic coated along with the turbine and downpipe.

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I am thinking about wrapping my DP, and started thinking about wrapping the up pipes also.

I'm not sure if this would benefit, or if it would just warp the up pipes.

Any ideas?


One definite benefit would be the opportunity to R&R them rather quickly when they fail.
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One definite benefit would be the opportunity to R&R them rather quickly when they fail.
Why's that? Rust?
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Like this?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3355/...8a6fc874_m.jpg

My pipes have been wrapped for more than 3 years with NO leaks, cracks or warping.

If your truck produced the kind of heat cycles in those three years to match what most trucks do in a month you'd be singing a different tune. I can assure you, that a wrapped setup with no expansion bellows like that wouldn't last 3 weeks on my truck. If the pipes didn't crush, it would push my manifolds off the head and shear manifold bolts. You have any manifold leaks?

The fact that it didn't fail proves little. Non-wrapped they would be more robust for sure. Yet while it's a fact that they are more prone to failure wrapped, I would bet you couldn't show any valid evidence to prove the wrap actually even helped anything.
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Don't wrap anything...RUST!!! you should see what it did to my EB exhaust system!

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Re: Any benefit to coating and wrapping up pipes?

i just discovered that my up pipes are leaking and am looking into a new set. so no that i know not to wrap them, is ceramic coating recommended or not necessary? they are coated on the inside, correct?

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Re: Any benefit to coating and wrapping up pipes?

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i just discovered that my up pipes are leaking and am looking into a new set. so no that i know not to wrap them, is ceramic coating recommended or not necessary? they are coated on the inside, correct?

If you can afford the DI uppipes from dave i would go that route. They are awesome. I had a really bad exhaust leak from the donuts on the stocker and DI fixed it right up!

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