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Old 10-16-2013, 06:08 PM
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ceramic coated headers?

I am getting ready to buy some headers and have a couple questions. The first one is how are Hedman brand? It seems like they have a good reputation but anyone have experience. Also, is it worth the extra $275 for the ceramic coating? These are the ones I am looking at
http://www.summitracing.com/search/b...rder=Ascending

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Old 10-16-2013, 06:55 PM
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If you are going to keep it, I'd say the ceramic coating is worth it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:24 PM
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If you are going to keep it, I'd say the ceramic coating is worth it.

I agree. I have had mine for 10 years and park outside. There is just now a little rust. I think painted would be toast by now, parking outside. Just don't buy those Great Googley MoogleyGreat Googley MoogleyGreat Googley MoogleyGreat Googley Moogley flowmasters like I did. They sound great at idle or low rpm but are awful when you open it up.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:04 PM
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Hedman

I bought painted & had a local powder coater ceramic coat them for $175.00
You might call around to coaters before you buy. 100 bucks is a hundred bucks.
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I have Hooker Headers and the Ceramic coating is bad, just from sitting in my garage.

Also don't forget you are now going to need a custom dual exhaust system and that can be costly.

You could also save some money by coating with heat resistiant POR15. I have used the product and it works well.
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I have been wondering if a set for a CJ will fit? Anybody know?

Their "Elite" have a thicker flange, and thermal coating...... again, these are listed for a CJ.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/he...ep?prefilter=1

As for the coating, yes, but check around. As mentioned you may be able to do it cheaper.

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skip the coating. if they rot out in a few years buy a new set,and still be money ahead.

mine have been on for a good 4 years,in the salt and still are solid.
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Mine has painted hedmans and they look like they were dipped in saltwater for a year before being installed, my next set will be coated. It's been in Missouri and Indiana it's whole life.


As far as the Flowmaster comment above, I love my 3.5" flowmasters on my car and will likely put them on my GW also, if you want quiet mufflers don't buy the forty series... Buy one of the quieter sets.

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Old 10-17-2013, 01:00 PM
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Blake - "Also don't forget you are now going to need a custom dual exhaust system and that can be costly."

Why is this? Can't I just run it in to a single pipe at a "Y" the way it is now?
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Header coating

I had my Hedmans ceramic-coated, and they look fabulous.

With the transfer case and the fuel tank obstructing frame clearance for classic "dual" exhaust, you're not gaining anything by paying a fortune to bend two pipes to parallel each other down the passenger side of the driveshaft. Get a 3" or 3 1/2" single tube bent, back to the rear floorpan, then, if you want the dual look, have a Y-pipe fabbed that runs out both sides.
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I had my Hedmans ceramic-coated, and they look fabulous.

With the transfer case and the fuel tank obstructing frame clearance for classic "dual" exhaust, you're not gaining anything by paying a fortune to bend two pipes to parallel each other down the passenger side of the driveshaft. Get a 3" or 3 1/2" single tube bent, back to the rear floorpan, then, if you want the dual look, have a Y-pipe fabbed that runs out both sides.

You will gain something by running duals. A lot, maybe not, but it will be an improvement over a single 3" pipe. Add in the extra cost of that bigger less common pipe and you're most likely in the same price range.
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