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Old 09-10-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default OBX Header Tick (sewing machine sound)

All those who have OBX thin-walled EL headers -- have any of you found that wrapping them decreases the noise level? Seems like it should.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:49 PM   #2
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heat wrapping will decrease the sound but may void the warranty if present so you might want to look into that. Will also keep the gasses hot and flowing quick as well as cool down engine bay temps a tich!

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Old 09-10-2010, 06:57 PM   #3
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I had the same problem on my Borla reps and heat-wrapping killed the noise.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:42 PM   #4
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exhaust wrap. i was amazed on how much it helped.

well worth the money! get extra hose clamps, i dont like the SS zip-tie ones, i couldnt get them tight enough PITA.
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:33 AM   #5
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All aftermarket headers tick to a greater or lesser extent since the wall thickness is so much lower than stock. Yes, wrap will muffle it some. Or just get used to it.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:12 PM   #6
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I just got used to it and over time. My UEL's were such a bitch to get on, I don't want to take them off plus don't have the ability to get them off anymore as I am not taking them down in an apartment parking lot.
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