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Rush2112 last won the day on September 2 2020

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  1. The factory exhaust merge configuration on the 8th gen was done for manufacturing cost savings not performance. This is why the 8th gen sees the greatest benefit from the WiLD Headers. Running the WiLD Headers on an 8th gen shouldn’t cause any long term problems except difficulty wiping the sh!t eating grin off your face!
  2. So help me understand, it sounds like you asking someone else to scroll back and find the page with the information your looking for then send you the thread page number?
  3. I’m partial to W.i.L.D. Headers ( for Wade, Lance, and Darryl)
  4. Size matters... check ID & OD dimensions. OEM sized exhaust gaskets do squish and stick out into the exhaust gas stream with these headers. That’s why Lance and Darryl sourced the larger diameter Delkevic gaskets to help optimize the performance of these headers.
  5. I think VFRcapn is working through the 8th gen rads on a 5th gen engine using the 8th gen headers. I bought a set of 8th gen headers for a similar reason. The link pipe and undertail silencers will be all you... let us know how it goes!
  6. Just curious... how many sets of W.i.L.D Headers have been produced so far?
  7. I checked with my engineer and passivation and polishing/wire brushing are not the same net effect with 304 stainless steel. 304 stainless steel is more than 50% iron, around 20% chromium and about 10% nickel. Passivation dissolves the iron on the surface leaving the chromium, nickel, and other trace elements on the surface. These metals left on the surface oxidize when air dried after the acid treatment and form the protective oxide layer that prevents the iron underneath from oxidizing (rust). Polishing/wire brushing exposes fresh top surface of metal; in 304 stainless steel this is more than 50% iron so when the oxides form it doesn't make a protective barrier because of all the iron on the surface. It was explained to me that is why we passivate the equipment in the food processing plants after polishing them. @Ducnut, your headers look awesome and I congratulate you on getting them to a show bike finish. 304 stainless has corrosion resistance but this resistance decreases as temperatures rise, which unfortunately exhaust pipes get hot. Also, 304 stainless will corrode when exposed to chlorides at higher temps. Most of us ride in nice weather so it may not be an issue at all. If I can offer some friendly feedback, keep them clean, dry, and away from road salt (sodium chloride) to keep them looking great and avoid potential corrosion at the welds... or passivate them before installing. Your bike, your call. Have fun and be safe!
  8. I'm familiar with passivation. I've worked in food manufacturing for decades and passivated plenty of stainless steel equipment. The reason I asked the question is it has been my experience with stainless steel storage tanks and other equipment we always passivated after polishing the tanks. I wasn't sure if polishing the headers after passivation could compromise or remove part of the oxide layer and leave the polished headers more susceptible to rust and corrosion.
  9. Does anyone know if polishing the headers effects the passivation?
  10. Are these bung plugs short enough where they don't extend into the exhaust stream?
  11. Hey Seb, I hope you and your family are safe and well ! I’ll take one. Thanks Man!
  12. Look what BEAUTIFUL curves showed up at my house today! Box and contents arrived immaculate... thank you for taking such good care packing up my 5th gen goodies. I think these will become family heirlooms to be cherished by my descendants for generations! Lance and Darryl you guys ROCK!!!
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