lava exhaust wrap

  1. Lava Exhaust Wrap Install and Test

    Lava Exhaust Wrap Install and Test

    There are a lot of myths, malarkey and horse manure out there when it comes to exhaust wrap. The biggest pile is that exhaust wrap destroys your headers. This is a misconception that scares people away from using exhaust wrap to increase performance. When you wrap exhaust headers, more heat stays in the header pipes—which is what you want.

    Where the misconception comes into play is with what happens after the wrap is on. There are a multitude of headers out there and therefore a variety of alloys for tube material. Metal alloys have a minimum and maximum temperature rating for what they can withstand. Extreme cold has major effects on metal just like extreme heat does. That’s why aircraft aluminum is designed to withstand extreme cold way more than extreme hea

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  2. Why a Flexible Exhaust Wrap is Best

    There’s more to picking the right exhaust wrap for your application than just looking at the temperature rating of a given product. You’ve got to be aware of a product’s resistance to water, oil, and other solvents things on a car are typically exposed to, durability against friction of something rubbing up against the wrap, but one that often gets overlooked is the exhaust wrap’s ability to maintain an optimal amount of flexibility, even after numerous heat cycles, exposure to the elements, etc. That’s where Heatshield Products has spent extra development time in the design and makeup of our entire flexible exhaust wrap line.


    The reason this is important is due to the natural laws of physics. When the metal piping of an exhaust system and headers heats from the hot exhaust gasses passing through it, that metal expands. In the reverse, after the engine is shut o

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