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Kooks Headers Coated

This is a discussion on Kooks Headers Coated within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I'm going to get some longtube Kooks Headers and want to know if it's worth getting them coated for an ...

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    Kooks Headers Coated

    I'm going to get some longtube Kooks Headers and want to know if it's worth getting them coated for an additional $300.

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    No, not worth it. Save it an put it toward your cam or something else. Kooks are very nice stainless steel so the coating will not make a difference other than maybe a tiny underhood temp decrease

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    Wasting money.

    The stainless that Kooks uses doesn't need a coating.

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    I heard that stainless steel headers get dull in color after a while.

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    Kooks been on my car for 2 1/2 years now.

    Look the same as the day I put them on.
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    save the $300 bucks
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    Save the money, if you're that worried about the heat you can wrap them yourself for $80 bucks or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001ws6ta View Post
    I heard that stainless steel headers get dull in color after a while.
    Paint them with Duplicolor High Temp or VHT. That way they won't get dull and they will always look nice, thats what I did with mine.

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    hey man just thought I would through it out there, I have a Kooks 3" off road y pipe for sale. its stainless steel. I am asking $210 shipped. here is a few pics
    its about 3 months old, never driven in the rain




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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001ws6ta View Post
    I heard that stainless steel headers get dull in color after a while.
    As far as I know Kooks do not com polished so they shouldn't change color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    As far as I know Kooks do not com polished so they shouldn't change color.
    When stainless heats and cools it tends to change colors anyhow. Usually it will turn golden brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Kooks been on my car for 2 1/2 years now.

    Look the same as the day I put them on.
    Thats cause you dont ever drive it :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroFan71 View Post
    Thats cause you dont ever drive it :x
    9K miles on the motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    9K miles on the motor.

    What are you putting to the rear tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroFan71 View Post
    What are you putting to the rear tires?
    531RWHP. Corrected for altitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    531RWHP. Corrected for altitude.

    402 right? Is it pretty streetable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroFan71 View Post
    402 right? Is it pretty streetable?
    I drive it fairly often...when it is between 50 and 90 degrees.
    The heat sucks the power out of the car pretty good...so I try to avoid driving it when it gets real hot.
    And Colorado winters suck.

    But I have taken several 100+ mile trips with this motor in the car. Hoping to drive it to Texas sometime soon. Drive 800+ miles, pop off a VERY low 11 second pass, drive 800 miles home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I drive it fairly often...when it is between 50 and 90 degrees.
    The heat sucks the power out of the car pretty good...so I try to avoid driving it when it gets real hot.
    And Colorado winters suck.

    But I have taken several 100+ mile trips with this motor in the car. Hoping to drive it to Texas sometime soon. Drive 800+ miles, pop off a VERY low 11 second pass, drive 800 miles home.

    My car just topped 113k miles. Im thinking of picking up a LSX block and starting gathering pieces. Cant decide on 402 or 408 though.

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    If you get an LSx block...go 427 at minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    If you get an LSx block...go 427 at minimum.

    Hrmm... Hadnt thought of going that big yet.

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