Re: red hot exhaust
the header wrap is actually part of my war on heat soak into the gearbox. check it sometime after a good hard run, you won't be able to rest your hand on it. as we all know, heat is the enemy of anything mechanical-the more you can scrub off/get rid of the better. after noticing how extreremly hot it would get and knowing about the inherent gearbox problems redlines have i decided it'd be worth my while to keep as much of that heat out of the box as i could. i wrapped the hell outta the whole exhaust and built a heat shield with some fancy heat reflective coating, i now see gearbox temps of about 170 degrees on a 100 degree day, i'd love to hear feedback from anyone who owns a infared heat gun and a stock revolt as to what temps in the gearbox are after a good, long, hard run so i kinda know what i've gained. i do know i can now place my hand on the box and hold it there where before i'd be doing good to touch it momentarily but that's nothing like having a real number. thanks again for your input.
Last edited by homey_15; 08-11-2011 at 09:32 AM.