exhaust gas temperatures

  1. Lava Exhaust Wrap Install and Test

    Lava Exhaust Wrap Install and Test

    There are a lot of myths, malarkey and horse manure out there when it comes to exhaust wrap. The biggest pile is that exhaust wrap destroys your headers. This is a misconception that scares people away from using exhaust wrap to increase performance. When you wrap exhaust headers, more heat stays in the header pipes—which is what you want.

    Where the misconception comes into play is with what happens after the wrap is on. There are a multitude of headers out there and therefore a variety of alloys for tube material. Metal alloys have a minimum and maximum temperature rating for what they can withstand. Extreme cold has major effects on metal just like extreme heat does. That’s why aircraft aluminum is designed to withstand extreme cold way more than extreme hea

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  2. Exhaust Gas Temps, Turbos, Turbo Shields and Making Power

    ABOVE: An unshielded turbo means you’re leaving a lot of horsepower and turbo efficiency on the table. Increased turbo lag, lower max boost and increased underhood heat are all negative effects of an unshielded turbocharger.

    You’ll see us talking up using Heatshield Products exhaust wrap and/or insulation to keep more heat in your exhaust system for multiple reasons. First is to cut down on the amount of heat the exhaust system radiates, which can increase underhood temperatures and interior heat; the exhaust pipes running under the floor will heat the floor and transmit that heat into the passenger cabin. Second, keeping more heat in the exhaust system helps increase performance, especially in turbocharged applications. You

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