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Old 04-18-2012, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So maybe a dumb question, how bad is heat on the teflon in a heim? To set up the front end upper link where I want, it's really close to the exhaust tube right below the header collector. Will this reduce the life of this joint or am I being over cautious?
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So maybe a dumb question, how bad is heat on the teflon in a heim? To set up the front end upper link where I want, it's really close to the exhaust tube right below the header collector. Will this reduce the life of this joint or am I being over cautious?
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I would have to guess the life of them would be be cut in half if not more.

Might want to look into wrapping your exhaust with heat wrap.
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Mine is pretty close on the passenger side, no ill effect so far. I have had them for 4 years now...
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I used to have my exhaust to close to one of my links, it was aiming the hot exhaust about a foot away from the joint, the heat would travel thru the link bar and heat up the joint and it was melting the joint. I redid how the exhaust points out and no more problems. It takes a while to heat up the joint to give it some play, but it will happen in time.
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Thanks for the input fellas. I'm going to rework the mounts and try to get it further away and put some heat wrap there as well.
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Teflon has a melting point of over 600 degrees F. I cannot imagine the joint getting anywhere near that hot.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If you worried about it, wrap the section in exhaust wrap, should function the same as a heat shield and costs $10..
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