Re: heat protection
Kyle, I have the SBP pipe mounted in the up position. I wrapped the complete setup in header wrap. Then I wrapped just the expansion part (from where the pipe meets J pipe to the end of the muffler) with black felt. I bought the felt from a fabric store. I cut 2 inch wide strips and wrapped it securing it at both ends with stainless steel cable ties. It is great. The felt gives a little more heat protection and more importantly feels good against the skin. BTW you don't have to wrap the header and what not with header wrap I just thought it looked better.