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Anyone use header wrap?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Skullhead, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. Mar 31, 2006
    Skullhead

    Skullhead Member

    Delaware
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    I have wanted a Jeep with fender headers forever. Now I have one and a couple questions. Since this Jeep is going to be strictly for cruising around I would like to wrap the headers in some header wrap. Does anyone have experience or tips on wrapping them? A local store here has white 2"x50' for $50. He mentioned it was paintable with header paint and that I would need about two rolls, sound right?.
    Also, I have the non baffled mufflers and would like to quiet it down. What is a good bullet style muffler to use on these 225's. thanks
     
  2. Apr 1, 2006
    BlueFlu

    BlueFlu past owner of some ecj5's

    Hermitage, TN
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    I used header wrap a few times on mucsle cars.
    They make a black wrap too now.
    Just make it tight.
    I like Flow Masters myself for mufflers.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2006
    michigan_pinstripes

    michigan_pinstripes I'm not lost, I'm wandering

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    The wrap may not make any difference in a Jeep with plenty of venting space. The wrap is good for maintaining balanced heat of the headers and especially turbos. I have been considering it myself to maintain balanced heat through the cross-over and up to the turbo.

    Also, consider a Magnaflow muffler which is unbaffled. $70 at Summit IIRC. That is what I will be using and I have one behind my 5.3 Chevy. Sounds awesome and not obnoxious.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2006
    66cj5

    66cj5 Jeep with no name

    NorthWest Indiana
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    my Header install destructions stated that header wrap would violate the warrenty. from what I have seen, they hold water/dirt makeing them rust out faster.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2006
    Skullhead

    Skullhead Member

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    Yeah, I wouldn't wrap them normally on a trail Jeep but this wont really see dirt except on dry days. I am gonna give it a shot and see how it looks, thats the main reason for it anyway. I like the old style look that they have when they are wrapped.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2006
    bigbirdcj

    bigbirdcj Member

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    Funny, I just finished wrapping mine this afternoon. I'm hoping it will cut down on heat on the floorboards and under the hood, we;ll see. Be sure and wear gloves and a dust mask when you put it on. I run the 40 series Flowmasters on mine. They're loud, but I like 'em.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2006
    AKCJ

    AKCJ Active Member

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    I had trouble with under hood wire insulation melting due to the heat from the headers so I went ahead and put on the header wrap. It was many years ago but I do remember it was about 2" wide and came in a roll and was about $50. It came with some stainless parts to attach.
    Works ok but not the best for mud - I get some strange smells as the mud dries out.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2006
    Uncle Jeep

    Uncle Jeep Snow in the desert??

    No longer in NM!!!
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    I used header wrap on my p/u. The stuff does work. However, when I removed the wrap to replace my block huggers with manifolds, I discovered that the headers rusted through at some places and had alot of cracks. I had the block huggers on the truck for about 3 years.
     

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