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This is a discussion on Header Question? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I am going to get pacesetters but i was wondering if coated is that much better then painted. I dont ...

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    Header Question?

    I am going to get pacesetters but i was wondering if coated is that much better then painted. I dont drive my care in bad weather will that matter. I was also wondering if it is necessary for a tune after LT headers, i heard car will run rich if not, but my shop i go to said its not necessary.

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    Run a search and you can find all the info you need but in short, Ceramic will keep the underhood temps down and look alot better than painted, Also a tune is Not needed but if you due tune it will maximize the output in hp with the headers. It will run a lil rich with lt's and ory but not enough too worry about.
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    youre better off getting coated headers. i had my car tuned after headers.
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    Painted headers will flake off after they get hot and will rust quicker. You're better off getting the coated ones. And, as previously mentioned, a tune is not neccessary, but helps get the full potential out of the headers.

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