Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: As far away from mankind as I can get
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Joe- I don't know the reason for your wanting to heat wrap but I assume it's to cut down on radiant heat from the pipes. The other "performance" reason for doing it is to retain heat in the pipe thereby increasing the speed of the exhaust gases through the pipe which should ideally be around 300 feet per second.
I personally have never used wrap but do know a couple of guys who have. It will reduce the radiant heat etc., but causes discoloration of the wrapped section of pipe should it be removed. There is also the question of it's effect on Ti pipes. Something to do with making them brittle or some negative effect. Lastly, imo, it's just plain ugly as hell and can cause clearance problems in the tighter areas.
I much prefer having the pipes metal/ceramic coated, both inside and out. The wrap only covers the outside and the inside is just as important. I have always used "Jet Hot" but there are similar outfits which do the same thing. Jet Hot advertises a reduction in radiant heat of 300 degrees F, and I believe it, as well as gas flow speed increase. As for the Ti situation I did the MC Ti pipes on my Tambo and to date, even though I no longer own it, know of no problems with having done it. (Yes Carl, I covered that beautiful blue, and I do enjoy my life here on Neanderthal island).
I got mine. Boy do I ever got mine.