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    Consensus on turbo blankets/beanies

    Looking at getting one of these for various reasons, they obviously work from a heat management perspective, its easy to see that and there seems to be some data to suggest it improves response/spool - https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/43718 (found from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrFeaNGDnOk)

    Are there any downsides or anything to look out for when using one? I think the obvious thing would be not to shut the engine off immediately after sustained high loads, but that is standard anyway in a turbo car.

    Was thinking of getting one of these - https://www.koolwrap.com.au/product/...turbo-blanket/ since its not just some random rebranded one with no info like a lot of other places in aus seem to sell.

    Thanks.
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    They work, use one, Golebys have them for under $100. What info would you like to come with your beanie? I think your overthinking them

    you’ll never, ever notice any performance/spool change with a beanie at all ever
    Last edited by ALLMTR; 07-04-21, 09:44 PM.
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore - 8.93 at 142mph

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      #3
      If you want to the spend lots of dough, the inconel shields are vastly superior.

      https://imgur.com/a/FrmO3oE - a wank-wank motor after one day track use, conventional ice should be kinder though.

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        #4
        Won't improve spool Will vastly reduce engine bay heat
        Will increase rusting
        They do degrade if your turbo runs red hot

        I always use them because they take so much heat out of the engine bay.

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          #5
          Most of the cheap ones are junk, catch fire, dont last etc etc.

          The good quality ones work really well at keeping temps down.

          Depending on what turbo size, DCI makes a proper heat shield, that cant absorb oil & fuel etc. Milspec

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            #6
            all the ones ive tried end up flaking away and leaving fibreglass shard looking shit everywhere.

            interested to know if the really expensive ones are better. otherwise $800 for inconel shielding is the go i guess..

            Oo___oO

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              #7
              Originally posted by 1320ft View Post
              Most of the cheap ones are junk, catch fire, dont last etc etc.

              The good quality ones work really well at keeping temps down.

              Depending on what turbo size, DCI makes a proper heat shield, that cant absorb oil & fuel etc. Milspec
              Yeah theres a few vids about comparing some ebay spec ones to proper ones, pretty big difference.

              Not sure I want to spend big $ on a custom one, but good to know people have had good experiences mostly.
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