Lava Turbo Heat Shield
Lava Turbo Heat Shield
Capable of reducing up to 50% of under hood heat
Does not conduct heat to "cold side" like all metal turbo shields
Reduces turbo lag, lowers under hood temperatures
Custom fit installs in minutes
Made in the USA
The first volcanic rock turbo heat shield and still the reigning champ in performance, fit, and quality. Our Lava Turbo Shield was designed for and tested to manage heat on the most hardcore turbocharged racing applications. Lava Turbo Heat Shield reduces turbo lag while protecting other engine components and reducing under hood temperatures.
We make these heat shields are made right here in the USA using our 30 plus years of manufacturing experience. We use internal hems on all our turbo shields. While this may not be as easy to sew as outside hems like other shields, it gives our turbo heat shields additional strength and a much cleaner and professional appearance.
This Lava turbo wrap has a rugged outer layer of our Lava Shield material that is 25 percent stronger than comparable fiberglass shields, giving a longer life span. The business end of this turbo heat bag is our Inferno Mat, silica contact layer makes Lava Turbo Heat Shield™ capable of withstanding 1,800 degrees F continuous. We use our exclusive BioCool inner insulation which gives our turbo shield a much cooler cold side temperature compared to OEM metal shields. The precision-fit design of this heat shield turbo wrap means you do not have to trim or fit the heatshield blanket to your turbo housing, making installation a snap. These shields will for both traditional and v-band turbo compressor housings.
Turbo Shield Installation Tips:
- Wrap around turbo, and use included stainless steel springs or Inconel wire on anchor hooks
- Use a pair of needle nose pliers to help your stretch springs to hooks
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Insulation type: Insulator, retains heat
Base material: silica and basalt fiber
My turbo shield is smoking after it is installed, will it catch on fire?
No, smoking is normal. the material used are non combustible and the smoke you see are binder burning off from the textiles used, this is completely normal. The smoking will stop after a short period of time. It can last as little as a few minutes to a few days, it depends on how hot your turbo gets.
I bought a similar looking turbo shield on ebay but it fell apart, will yours last longer?
We can speak for turbo shields bought on auction web sites, or other larger retailer sites. Generally speaking , these really inexpensive turbo shields are imported from other countries. This has two problems, number one is quality it just isn’t as good as a quality domestic made shield. Second health hazards, many of the import shields and imported fabrics have serious health concerns regarding the fibers they use.
Do turbo shields really help drag racing? Are they worth the added weight?
Yes they do. In a study conducted by the University of Austin, retaining the heat inside a turbine would put the race car 3 feet ahead of its competitor. This was a simulation run several times of two equally matched cars, of horsepower, weight, and reaction time. The only difference was the turbo shield.