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Crispy TTI headers. #3073712
09/02/22 09:35 PM
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Say they were only used on a dyno? I’m no expert, but those look like they were cooked on high temp. Listed as ‘new’.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/pts/7528742635.html

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Re: Crispy TTI headers. [Re: migsBIG] #3073719
09/02/22 10:33 PM
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Likely raw finish ones that have been used/handled a bunch. If the metal is still nice the discoloring would not bother me as that can be taken care of. That said I would not pay that much for them.

Re: Crispy TTI headers. [Re: migsBIG] #3073766
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Originally Posted by migsBIG
Say they were only used on a dyno? I’m no expert, but those look like they were cooked on high temp. Listed as ‘new’.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/pts/7528742635.html


All headers (well, all that I've seen) come with a warning that using them to break in an engine will burn the finish/chrome/ceramic. It's probably just that simple.


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Re: Crispy TTI headers. [Re: Bob Stinson] #3073775
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Look at the top of the headers. That is black, not just a coating burned off. To me, with te comment tat is was used only to test engines means that manifold probaly glowed red from lean engine tuning. I'm thinking it's pretty fatigued metal from the heat.

Re: Crispy TTI headers. [Re: migsBIG] #3073821
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I agree, used while tuning an new engine probably running very lean. "Dyno purposes" is exactly why


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Re: Crispy TTI headers. [Re: larrymopar360] #3073879
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Box says 12/15 so they have been cycled and cycled and cycled.... Roll the dice on someone junk $200.


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Re: Crispy TTI headers. [Re: Mr PotatoHead] #3073892
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440-218C0 = raw steel - bare NO coating

currently $919 on TTI's web site

Re: Crispy TTI headers. [Re: 6bblgt] #3073938
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They are expensive for sure, but good sealing headers. I've had two sets. As long as the flanges are not damaged from heat shruggy


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Re: Crispy TTI headers. [Re: larrymopar360] #3074025
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You won’t know if they seal or not til mounted to the engine. Not worth it. Propbanly wont seal anymore thus why they stopped using them on the dyno.

Re: Crispy TTI headers. [Re: migsBIG] #3074057
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Originally Posted by migsBIG
You won’t know if they seal or not til mounted to the engine. Not worth it. Propbanly wont seal anymore thus why they stopped using them on the dyno.

take a straight edge or long enough level along up
If the flanges a good, I'd buy em, media blast them, VHT and install.
Just for info purposes I have had several sets of JET HOT coated headers run on engine Dyno's without a hint of discoloration. The only other coating that was even close was VHT. twocents beer

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Originally Posted by TJP
Originally Posted by migsBIG
You won’t know if they seal or not til mounted to the engine. Not worth it. Propbanly wont seal anymore thus why they stopped using them on the dyno.

take a straight edge or long enough level along up
If the flanges a good, I'd buy em, media blast them, VHT and install.
Just for info purposes I have had several sets of JET HOT coated headers run on engine Dyno's without a hint of discoloration. The only other coating that was even close was VHT. twocents beer


Yep. Buying those is no different than anything else, inspect them for issues and make a choice to buy or not. I've bought headers and other items that look MUCH worse than those Tti's over the years. Got a set of headers that were in a garage fire.

One thing about TTi is the flange is pretty thick. Never had one twist up from running on a car/engine.

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