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Old 01-23-2014, 06:04 PM   #35
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Vendor in phoenix

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If you are concerned about heat ceramic coating is what you would want to go with. We generally use Jet-Hot when a customer requests it.
Thanks for the suggestion. Is there a vendor in the Scottsdale, Phoenix area that can ceramic coat them that you can recommend?


Anyone have any ideas on how much the coating would cost, and also the header install?

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Old 01-23-2014, 07:09 PM   #36
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Thanks for the suggestion. Is there a vendor in the Scottsdale, Phoenix area that can ceramic coat them that you can recommend?


Anyone have any ideas on how much the coating would cost, and also the header install?

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Not in that area. Like I mentioned we ship them to Jet-Hot for coating. It generally runs about $400. Installing headers is about a 2 hour job so depending on labor rates in your area you are probably looking at $150-200.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:34 PM   #37
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Thanks for the awesome freakin info! Ill plan on buying headers and hiflows closer to the summer. But this has been some good "need to know information"!
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:30 AM   #38
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Thanks for the awesome freakin info! Ill plan on buying headers and hiflows closer to the summer. But this has been some good "need to know information"!
You are very welcome. Glad that you found it helpful. Just let me know when you are ready to order and we will make it happen.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:40 PM   #39
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Not in that area. Like I mentioned we ship them to Jet-Hot for coating. It generally runs about $400. Installing headers is about a 2 hour job so depending on labor rates in your area you are probably looking at $150-200.

Thanks to you and everyone for all the information. Does the coating really help the heat problem a lot? I assume it affects the amount of radiant heat coming off the headers. Still not as conductive as the cast iron manifolds however. Is my concern a real concern or am I begin anal?

Not being a pest just trying to learn.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:44 PM   #40
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Thanks to you and everyone for all the information. Does the coating really help the heat problem a lot? I assume it affects the amount of radiant heat coming off the headers. Still not as conductive as the cast iron manifolds however. Is my concern a real concern or am I begin anal?

Not being a pest just trying to learn.
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I have never seen the claimed reductions in under hood temperature scientifically demonstrated in hard numbers. It looks great and they cool off quickly, that is about the sum of it. You are not going to see any performance gains from coating, wrapping, etc.. The headers on my Camaro are bare stainless steel.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:01 PM   #41
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:42 PM   #42
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I have never seen the claimed reductions in under hood temperature scientifically demonstrated in hard numbers. It looks great and they cool off quickly, that is about the sum of it. You are not going to see any performance gains from coating, wrapping, etc.. The headers on my Camaro are bare stainless steel.
Again thanks for the help. I am not interested in performance gains. I have seen and felt the tremendous heat generated by stainless steel headers. I am interested in keeping the heat from heat soaking under the hood, affecting wiring and prematurely ruining other rubber items. In addition I don't believe that the heat under the hood can be good for anything. Supercharger performance, injectors etc.

I was really just trying to keep as much heat as possible from staying under the hood. Rather I would like to see it reflected down to the pavement. Does anyone know of a shield or other item that could do what I am asking.

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Old 02-03-2014, 01:12 AM   #43
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Hey I'm in the market for performance upgrades this year. I'm gonna do a r2c cai; Long tubes of some sort (looking at DT Long tubes tri y atm). My question being which LTs would you reccomend; and how to tune it after words to get rid of sensors and receive more gains?
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:00 PM   #44
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Great post!!
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Again thanks for the help. I am not interested in performance gains. I have seen and felt the tremendous heat generated by stainless steel headers. I am interested in keeping the heat from heat soaking under the hood, affecting wiring and prematurely ruining other rubber items. In addition I don't believe that the heat under the hood can be good for anything. Supercharger performance, injectors etc.

I was really just trying to keep as much heat as possible from staying under the hood. Rather I would like to see it reflected down to the pavement. Does anyone know of a shield or other item that could do what I am asking.

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I am not aware of anything like that and I think it would hurt more than it would help. You would probably be better of going to a vented hood so that the hot air could escape.

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Hey I'm in the market for performance upgrades this year. I'm gonna do a r2c cai; Long tubes of some sort (looking at DT Long tubes tri y atm). My question being which LTs would you reccomend; and how to tune it after words to get rid of sensors and receive more gains?
We recommend ARH, Kooks, Stainless Work, and Pfadt on the higher end and Stainless Power for those on a budget. All of those brands are of the highest quality and produce solid repeatable gains.

As far as tuning goes, you can either have it dyno tuned or remotely tuned. If you have a reputable LS tuner in your area then that it the way to go but if not a remote tune by someone like Matt from FSP or Ted Jannetty is another good option.
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I'm looking to get some Lt headers in the near future most probably the 2" pfadt headers. I have 1"lowering springs all the way around. How would the clearance be or should I do 1 7/8 headers?
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I'm looking to get some Lt headers in the near future most probably the 2" pfadt headers. I have 1"lowering springs all the way around. How would the clearance be or should I do 1 7/8 headers?
The 5th Gen does pretty well with LT headers. They do not have clearance issues nearly as bad as some other cars (4th Gen Camaro; cough, cough). Any of the brands we have discussed will be fine but the Pfadt headers do offer the most clearance.
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Thanks chase. Always a great help
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No problem. That is what I am here for.
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Will all the headers that I see advertised for 10-12 Camaros fit on my 14 1LE?
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Yes they will. There have not been any changes that impact header fitment.
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