I recently got some used afterburners for less than the cost of a cheeseburger and shake and was wondering how safe it is to run these things the way they are.... the y pipe(actually its more like the straight piece that comes is clamped to the y pipe) runs about 4 inches from the transfer case and my inline pump..... I was thinking header tape which I already have and some of that aluminum blanket heat sheild stuff. I'd like to hear from people with these headers because I want to know if the header tape etc is necessary.... I know it is for the pump but the tcase I'm not sure. any input would be appreciated though.