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Old 10-09-2017, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by andym View Post
Southerners.

This is what a truck looks like after ~10 years of driving on salted roads in the winter (notice the door was replaced, probably because the rot got too bad):



They use salt because it lowers the freezing point of water so ice doesn't form on the roads as easily. It's usually mixed with cinders, gravel, or some other kind of traction aid as well.
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OK. I get it! I was not thinking about the "external corrosion factor" as being John's only justification for coating/wrapping the up-pipes. It's just not something I ever consider except when buying a used vehicle (for me, only salt-free vehicles are ever considered).
 
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I bought a salt free truck and last year (truck was 17 years old) when I replaced the OEM exhaust, the bolts popped loose without issue. I will never own another salt plagued vehicle again after living in the mid-west for a while. Ever...

Concerning the up-pipes, I say pass on the coating. In my opinion unless you were pulling some serious HP numbers, you are not going to notice a bit of difference.
 
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Is there any thought about a wrap reducing engine noise?
 
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Heat wrap them, you will get less heat on the firewall.
 
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OK. I get it! I was not thinking about the "external corrosion factor" as being John's only justification for coating/wrapping the up-pipes. It's just not something I ever consider except when buying a used vehicle (for me, only salt-free vehicles are ever considered).
When you live in the rust belt, finding rust-free vehicles from the south is a real treat. It really is a whole different perspective on car shopping. Back when I joined FTE in 2002 and lived in Buffalo NY, I'd just bought a 1990 F-150 from a small dealership that specialized in shipping rust-free cars and trucks from the south. I had the most rust-free, 12 year old truck truck in WNY for one year.

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I bought a salt free truck and last year (truck was 17 years old) when I replaced the OEM exhaust, the bolts popped loose without issue. I will never own another salt plagued vehicle again after living in the mid-west for a while. Ever...
Me either! I can't stand dealing with rusted fasteners rotted out bodies, frames, and spring hangers. I knew of one guy whose frame was rusted clean through and his truck was held together with a chain binder.

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Concerning the up-pipes, I say pass on the coating. In my opinion unless you were pulling some serious HP numbers, you are not going to notice a bit of difference.
I agree with this. It's an extra 1% of power which is worth it if that's what you need out of your motor. The vast majority of us don't.

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Heat wrap them, you will get less heat on the firewall.
What problems result from the heat of unwrapped pipes on the firewall? My up pipes aren't wrapped and my firewall doesn't seem to be melting or catching on fire.
 
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When you live in the rust belt, finding rust-free vehicles from the south is a real treat. It really is a whole different perspective on car shopping. Back when I joined FTE in 2002 and lived in Buffalo NY, I'd just bought a 1990 F-150 from a small dealership that specialized in shipping rust-free cars and trucks from the south. I had the most rust-free, 12 year old truck truck in WNY for one year.
 
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Less cabin heat from the fire wall, stick your hand there and youll feel it
 
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Less cabin heat from the fire wall, stick your hand there and youll feel it
Again what problems does this cause?
 
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Now I just need to find some time to install all of it. I'll take pics when I'm done.
 
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It will feel like a completely different truck with the new parts on there if the old ones are worn and/or leaking. Keep us posted on the progress and enjoy working on it.
 
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I wrapped mine didn’t cost much


 
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Nice job! Looks like they came that way.
 
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I smell a rat! These can't be the same up-pipes, look at where the bellows are.
Edit: I'm an idiot. Thought it was the same guy posting. Clearly one of these is an e99 or maybe an OBS. I forget what my e99 up-pipes look like..

 
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One thing that hasn't been mentioned about the hpop lines... you will most likely want to either reseal the old fittings with new orings or just do what I did and replace the fittings....
 
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