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Manifold wrapping- Pro's & Con's

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:12 pm
by nalla
Hi,

Appreciate opinions on whether to wrap the manifold. I've heard that it could have an adverse effect, as opposed to improving potential horse power!

Cheers

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:27 pm
by njord
It depends on the quality of the manifold.

I have wrapped numerous manifolds and have had no problems, but I've seen a few cheap ebay manifolds crack due to the extra head that's kept in the exhaust

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:33 pm
by nalla
Thanks,

It's a Private Label s/s, so should be better than average.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:05 pm
by RattyMcClelland
I personally will never wrap again. I used expensive wrap and did a good job and it shredded, went crispy and is fraying away.

Next time I'll get a zircotec heat coat.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:27 pm
by mercutio
This ^^^^^^^^

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:42 pm
by Vtecmec
That ^^^^^^^

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:26 pm
by njord
Did you spray it with the high temp silicon spray as if you do it lasts, I had it on a turbo s14 which temps get very hot and it looked good even after 4 years and plenty of abuse

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:18 pm
by nalla
Zircotec heat wrap sounds expensive!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:55 pm
by RattyMcClelland
I used Thermotec black heatwrap along with its hi heat spray.

Crap. Yes it works but it's doesn't last.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:32 pm
by NafemanNathan
I've got the black Thermotec stuff. It's lasting, but it's now white! :lol:

Zircotec is about £400 for the best coating inside and out.