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silver ceramic looks like just stainless...

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Toyota_hic, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Sep 8, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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    Toyota_hic

    Toyota_hic [OP] Well-Known Member

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    westin bull bar, tube steps, BFG MT, silver ceramic coated JBA shortys, tru dual flowmaster 40series with magnaflow tips, 77series K&N intake, allpine head unit, 10" type R sub, 500w/4 amp
    Think i got screw'd....but maybe not...you tell me, i ordered JBA shortys...silver ceramic coated...arnt they suposed to have a shinyer finish than the stainless...becaus i think thats wut i got instead of ceramic coated...
    send me some pics please if u have any
     
  2. Sep 8, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    ubermx5

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    All the Ceramic coating I have ever seen are Dull silver. But they stay that way.
    So they never get wierd coloring like SS does.

    Do a test.Hook them up run the car for 10 minutes.

    THen turn if off. come back in 5 minutes and feel the heat. If it cool enough to touch you have what you asked for. my times might be off, but you get the idea.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2008 at 12:10 PM
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    tacoskim

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    if u look on the header itself there should be the product number on it... hope this helps
     
  4. Sep 8, 2008 at 1:59 PM
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    m3dragon

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    Ceramic coated headers are not as good a just stainless steel ones. The Ceramic coating was a old hod rod trick to keep the heat out of the engine bay. Now a days cars are designed to draw the hot air out of the engine bay once you start to drive.

    So if you factor in years of use the stainless are better as they are not heat stressed as much as headers with the coating.

    Just 2 cents of useless info.
     
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