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Old 02-18-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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ceramic or not

Is the extra price for ceramic LTs really worth it or should i just go with chrome?
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I like ceramic way more than chrome. The chrome ones I've had discolored pretty fast too. I've had coated ones that you could bump your hand on by accident a few mins after shutting the motor off and not get burned, chrome is an instant blister. That shows how much heat the coated ones keep inside.
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The chrome will get pretty discolored and dissipate a ton of heat compared to the ceramics. I went with the chrome when I bought L/T's last year for my old Mustang. Definitely could feel some heat through the floor boards and especially under the hood, but nothing to be alarmed about.
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Is the extra price for ceramic LTs really worth it or should i just go with chrome?
Ceramic for sure.
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Ceramic is the only way to go IMO. For all of the reasons listed above and because they take far longer to oxidize and rust. Do it right or don't do it
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:15 PM   #6
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Ok so i guess I'm goin ceramic. Bbk any good? Had their h-pipe on my 2000 and was impressed. Gonna go with o/r x pipe also. John lund cam tune to cap it off. What kinda power am i lookin at being added?
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I would go with some stainless steel ones from either Kooks, Stainless Works, or American Racing. I would not go with the BBK chrome or even ceramic coated ones. Spend a little more on a quality header.
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I would go with some stainless steel ones from either Kooks, Stainless Works, or American Racing. I would not go with the BBK chrome or even ceramic coated ones. Spend a little more on a quality header.
Stainless works all the way. If I could I would do a full stainless works exhaust. Outside if borla I think they are the best brand on te market
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When it comes time for my LT's I will be getting the stainless power headers, that's stainless works "economy" brand... Code word for cheap lol
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Not a fan of my previous BBK ceramics (Fox body), compared to getting other headers coated by Jet-Hot. The BBK's finish didn't last as long, and after 2 years started to rust at the welds. You get what you pay for...Maybe they're doing them better now...
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Not a fan of my previous BBK ceramics (Fox body), compared to getting other headers coated by Jet-Hot. The BBK's finish didn't last as long, and after 2 years started to rust at the welds. You get what you pay for...Maybe they're doing them better now...
Let me start by saying I would not buy BBK headers for me coyote. I had BBK ceramic shorties on one of my fox bodies and they actually held up very well in the 3 yrs I owned the car. They never rusted but they did discolor quickly. Maybe you have a bad set?
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Let me start by saying I would not buy BBK headers for me coyote. I had BBK ceramic shorties on one of my fox bodies and they actually held up very well in the 3 yrs I owned the car. They never rusted but they did discolor quickly. Maybe you have a bad set?
It's possible, but the worst part was the car was almost never getting driven, since it was in Ohio, and I was in Japan. My car with Jet-Hot coating had no issues even after 7 years. I've been using Jet-Hot since 2000, and have no regrets with their quality. Running uncoated ARH longtubes on my 2011 GT now, since I got them cheap locally, and shipping to/from my current location is unbelievably expensive...
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:57 PM   #13
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Go with stainless works. I have SW and the products are exceptional quality and sound even better.
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