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header wrap/heat tape

after I ceramic coat my exhaust I think I would like to wrap my exhaust with this, I have been watching videos on youtube.

any one have any opinions as to ya or na on this ?
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I wrapped the headpipe on the LRD system I had on my Raptor. I cant honestly say if it helped or not. The system was ceramic coated and after 2 years of being wrapped, the pipe still looked good when I cleaned it up to sell. So I'd say go ahead and do it if thats what you want to do.

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Yes sir!!!! I'm trying to get everything ready and maybe go at the end of this month to Royal Blue. The wifes Teryx needs tires bad so I guess I've got to get them so she doesnt get left out. Where are ya'll riding at?

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Header wrap & ceramic coating

The concept between wrapping an exhaust with a high-temp wrap and ceramic coating are the same. There are two primary benefits; one applies more to the UTV industry. Doing both will give you the maximum benefit, and keep the exhaust looking good!

#1 - By keeping the heat inside the exhaust, you allow more consistent exhaust gas temperatures. When air cools down, it condenses and becomes denser. This creates increased pressure. By keeping the gas hot, you keep the air molecules sparse, and therefore promote less pressure in your exhaust system. There is a common fallacy about exhaust systems, and that is that more pressure makes more torque. This is not true - exactly. It is much more complex than that. Though to keep on topic, wrapping &/or coating an exhaust system will simply improve on and maximize the potential of whatever exhaust you apply it to.

#2 - Ceramic coating is a form of insulation, just as wrapping is. The wrap will insulate better than the ceramic coating. The ceramic coating also contains the heat; however it is much less effective at doing so. The benefit of ceramic is its durability. It is similar to a chrome coating which is applied to the header through electrolysis. The wrap, while doing a better job of insulating, is much less durable. It will fray over time and if not wrapped tightly, will move around. If you purchase high quality wrap, it will last much longer than the cheap stuff. A company called Helix makes very high quality wrap, and is offered in tan and black. If any of your local dealers are set-up with a distributor called "Tucker Rocky", you can get it through them. The other benefit of wrapping/coating, which applies more to the UTV industry, is less heat in/around the engine. In my development on the Kawasaki Teryx engine, I found anywhere from 5-15 degrees cooler engine compartment temperatures when using a heat wrap. This promotes cooler intake temperatures and therefore more oxygen & power! However the primary reason why everyone wraps their aftermarket Teryx exhaust is to keep from melting the plastic engine cover on the left side of the engine. You ATV riders will definitely notice that your right leg stays cooler when riding with a heat wrap.

I know it is a little off the original question, though I hope this helped!

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So sounds like ceramic coating AND wrapping would be a great idea!


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If you get the ceramic coat get them to dip it. That coats it inside and out and works real well. I dont like wrap as it causes rust and you have to redo it after time especially if you get it wet.
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So sounds like ceramic coating AND wrapping would be a great idea!

i did just that actully.

and i also watched on youtube where they prooved it doesnt cause rust



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and i also watched on youtube where they prooved it doesnt cause rust
youtube ............and Dirtwheels say Yamaha is the best everything the Tooth Fairy, Santa and the Easter Bunny would agree.

Headder wrap works........it does promote rust; I dont like it. JMO
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lol well i ceramic coated it and then headder wrap........ no rust for me cutie
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