Automotive Heat Shield Guide

How do I keep my car cool? Should I wrap my exhaust to shield the heat from underneath the vehicle? Am I better off shielding the heat from underneath your car? Which heat shield should you use? We get these questions all the time, you are not alone. Don’t worry help is on the way. Like all other high performance products, there are a lot of options which leads to a lot of questions. We offer complete solutions that stress the performance gains of heat protection while provide and improved driving experience with greater comfort.

The diagrams below are meant to guide your walk through the fire, keeping you as cool as possible. The same physics and chemistry apply from your street car, hot rod, track car, or off road rig. All guides feature listings with good, better, and best to help you make the best possible choice for your ride. Generally speaking the “good” heat shield solutions are more budget friendly and go up cost wise from there. This will help you make your ride as cool as possible according to your budget and needs. So let’s start developing your strategy to heat control and performance gains.

More applications will be added, so be sure to check in often. If you have further questions, please check the FAQ section for the product page or contact us.


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Mid Car Under Body

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Exhaust Pipes

Good: Exhaust Wrap

Better: Lava Exhaust Wrap™ or Cobra Shield™

Best: Heatshield Armor™

Catalytic Converter

Muffler Armor™

(top half of converter only)

Header/Exhaust Manifold

Good:Exhaust Wrap

Better:Lava Exhaust Wrap™ or Cobra Wrap

Best:Header Armor™ or Gold Header Armor

Floorpan

Good: Thermaflect Cloth™/HP Heatshield Mat

Better:Lava Shield™ 0.032-inch thick

Best: HP Sticky Shield™

Transmission Tunnel

Better: Lava Shield™ 0.032-inch thick

Best:HP Sticky Shield™

Transmission Lines & Clutch Cables

(less than 1” air gap)

Good:Fire Shield Sleeve™

Better:Hot Rod Sleeve™

Best:Lava Tube™

Transmission Lines & Clutch Cables

(1” or more air gap from heat source)

Good:Fire Shield Sleeve™

Better:Hot Rod Sleeve™ or Lava Tube™

Best:Thermaflect Sleeve™

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Rear Car Under Body

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Muffler

Muffler Armor™

Rear Valance/Diffuser

Good:Lava Shield™ (0.032-inch thick)

Above Muffler

Good:Lava Shield™ (0.032-inch thick)

Best:HP Sticky Shield™

Fuel Cell

Good:Thermaflect Cloth™/HP Heatshield Mat

Better:Lava Shield™ 0.032-inch thick

Best:HP Sticky Shield™

Exhaust Pipes

Good:Exhaust Wrap

Better:Lava Exhaust Wrap™ or Cobra Shield™

Best: Heatshield Armor™

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Late Model Underhood

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AC/Fuel Lines & Wire harnesses

Good:Fire Shield Sleeve™

Better:Hot Rod Sleeve™ or Lava Tube™

Best:Thermaflect Sleeve™

Hood

Good:Lava Shield™

Better:Cold-Gold Shield™ or Thermaflect Shield™

Best:Cobra Shield™

Firewall

Better:Lava Shield™ 0.032-inch thick

Best:HP Sticky Shield™

ECU/Electronic Box

Good:Lava Shield™ (0.0320-inch thick)

Best:HP Sticky Shield™

Air Intake

Best:Thermaflect Tape™ Cold-Gold Tape™,
Thermaflect Sleeve™

Airbox

Good:Lava Shield™

Better:Thermaflect Cloth™,Cold-Gold Shield,or Cobra Shield™

Best:HP Sticky Shield™

Intake Manifold

Best:IM Shield

Fuel Rails:

Best:FR Shield™

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Early Model Underhood

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Firewall

Better: Lava Shield™ (0.032-inch thick)

Best:HP Sticky Shield™

Spark Plug Boots

Good:Insul-Boot™

Better:Lava Boot Shields™

Best:HP Boots™

Power Steering Hose

Good:Fire Shield Sleeve™

Better:Hot Rod Sleeve™ or Lava Tube™

Good:Thermaflect Sleeve™

Radiator Hose

HP Hose Sleeve™

Intake Manifold

I-M Shield Kit™

Master Cylinder

Good:Inferno Shield™

Best:Sticky Shield

Hood

Good:Lava Shield™

Better:Cold-Gold Shield™ or Thermaflect Shield™

Best:Cobra Shield™

Fuel Lines

Good:Fire Shield Sleeve™

Better:Hot Rod Sleeve™ or Lava Tube™

Best:Thermaflect Sleeve™

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Turbo Applications

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Down/Up/Hot Pipe

Good:Inferno Header Wrap™

Best:Heatshield Armor™

Turbo

Better:HP Turbo Shield™ Kit

Best:Stealth Turbo Shield™,Lava Turbo Shield™,HP Turbo Shield™,Gold Turbo Shield

Turbo Manifold

Good:Inferno Header Wrap™

Best:Header Armor™ or Gold Header Armor™

Intake Manifold

Best:I-M Shield™

Fuel Rails:

Best:FR Shield™

Air Intake

Best:Thermaflect Tape™,Cold-Gold Tape™,Thermaflect Sleeve™

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Jeep and Off-Road

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Exhaust Pipes

Good:Exhaust Wrap

Better:Lava Exhaust Wrap™ or Cobra Shield™

Best:Heatshield Armor™

Firewall,Floorpan,Trans tunnel

Good:Thermaflect Cloth™/HP Heatshield Mat

Better:Lava Shield™ 0.032-inch thick

Best:HP Sticky Shield™

Muffler & Catalytic Converter

Muffler Armor™

Fuel Cell

Good:Thermaflect Cloth™/HP Heatshield Mat

Better:Lava Shield™ 0.032-inch thick

Best:HP Sticky Shield™

Above Muffler

Good:Lava Shield™ (0.032-inch thick)

Best:HP Sticky Shield™

Fuel,Power Steering, and Transmission Lines

(less than 1” air gap)

Good:Fire Shield Sleeve™

Better:Hot Rod Sleeve™

Best:Lava Tube™

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Interior

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Floor, trans tunnel, firewall

Good:db Suppressor™ or db Skin™

Better:db Sniper™ or db Armor™

Best:db Skin™/db Armor™ with db Sniper™

Under Carpet

(for heat)

HP Stealth Shield

Behind Door Panel

Best:db Defender™

Inside Outer Door Skin

Better:db Skin™

Best:db Armor™

Roof Panel

(above headliner)

Good:db Suppressor™

Better:db Armor™

Best:db Skin™ & HP Stealth Shield or Stealth Armor

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