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Old 07-30-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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Turbo blanket

Anyone ever use one? For those of you who don't know what that is, looks like this:

PTP Turbo Blankets Turbo Blanket T3/T4 Lava FPRO35-011-04 at RallySportDirect.com



This particular model is made from pulverized lava rock which is supposedly better than the standard material they first made them with.

I understand the concept of retaining heat within the turbocharger, keeping the exhaust gases moving quickly and improving spool. I've spent a good amount of time trying to find actual proven results with little to show for it so just wondering if anyone here has had any experience with one.

The data I did find in an old Import Tuner article showed just a slight increase in power (don't look at the numbers on that dyno graph, they are incorrect for some reason if you look at the actual curve compared to the numbers they provide). What was more interesting was the decrease in spool by over 100rpm. To some, 100rpm may not sound like much but on a larger turbo 100rpm is huge.

My guess would be that a turbo blanket wouldn't show as much of an advantage on a smaller turbo but I could be wrong about that, that's just my opinion due to how small the exhaust housings are. If you look at the dyno graph provided in that link, you'll see torque comes on earlier consistently throughout the spooling region with the turbo blanket, and then stays higher once full boost is reached. I think that latter characteristic will happen only if you're already having problem reaching a desired boost; I know on my Holset, it's always happy to spool and so the torque would actually level off between the two in that region for me.

Anyway, feedback please.
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Probably help with CPS failures.
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Probably help with CPS failures.
Are they that sensitive to heat? I haven't had one fail yet, guess I'm lucky.
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im using one... though mine is a cheap ebay one
i did see noticeable temp drops in the engine bay
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My buddy implements one on his boosted Integra, noticeably lower engine bay temperatures!! I cannot remember by how much, but it was a decent drop.
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Get the manifold swaintech'd. Probably better bang for the buck.



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I've been considering one for the spg as well. Good to know others run them with good results.
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