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Posted: 4/19/2016 1:45:17 AM EDT
Trying to decide between BBK chrome or ceramic headers for my mustang.

Is there really a significant difference in the heat conduction between these two? I've read that supposedly ceramic headers keep the engine bay cooler.

Are they worth the extra $120 bucks? I don't care if my headers change color; I've heard ceramic keeps its color better with heat as well.
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Not only does it keep the engine bay cooler, they don't look like shit after a few months.
I won't but an un-coated set - the Hookers were already on the car;



Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:27:04 AM EDT
If you don't mind them becoming rusty and looking like shit within a year, go chrome.

If you actually drive the car, go ceramic.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:38:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Fugger:
Trying to decide between BBK chrome or ceramic headers for my mustang.

Is there really a significant difference in the heat conduction between these two? I've read that supposedly ceramic headers keep the engine bay cooler.

Are they worth the extra $120 bucks? I don't care if my headers change color; I've heard ceramic keeps its color better with heat as well.
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yes
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:22:51 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By shocktrp:
Not only does it keep the engine bay cooler, they don't look like shit after a few months.
I won't but an un-coated set - the Hookers were already on the car;

http://i66.tinypic.com/nc08l4.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/29oidzl.jpg
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LT1, one of the most fun platforms to put headers on LOL.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:39:56 AM EDT
Ceramic it is, thanks for the advice guise.
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LT1, one of the most fun platforms to put headers on LOL.
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Originally Posted By shocktrp:
Not only does it keep the engine bay cooler, they don't look like shit after a few months.
I won't but an un-coated set - the Hookers were already on the car;

http://i66.tinypic.com/nc08l4.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/29oidzl.jpg



LT1, one of the most fun platforms to put headers on LOL.


LOL - I had the shop do it when the motor was out being rebuilt as an LT4.

One of the most fun to change spark plugs on (no matter what exhaust is on it) - have to get some from the top, some from the bottom, use a jack handle on the ratchet to get the ones in the back, & remove the alternator to get to #2...

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:00:57 PM EDT
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LOL - I had the shop do it when the motor was out being rebuilt as an LT4.

One of the most fun to change spark plugs on (no matter what exhaust is on it) - have to get some from the top, some from the bottom, use a jack handle on the ratchet to get the ones in the back, & remove the alternator to get to #2...

http://i63.tinypic.com/4zwxuq.jpg
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Originally Posted By SShockwave:
Originally Posted By shocktrp:
Not only does it keep the engine bay cooler, they don't look like shit after a few months.
I won't but an un-coated set - the Hookers were already on the car;

http://i66.tinypic.com/nc08l4.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/29oidzl.jpg



LT1, one of the most fun platforms to put headers on LOL.


LOL - I had the shop do it when the motor was out being rebuilt as an LT4.

One of the most fun to change spark plugs on (no matter what exhaust is on it) - have to get some from the top, some from the bottom, use a jack handle on the ratchet to get the ones in the back, & remove the alternator to get to #2...

http://i63.tinypic.com/4zwxuq.jpg
At least you can get to your alternator.
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