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Old 12-03-2012, 07:23 PM   #101
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Thanks, HeroCrank, for your suggestion & for all these informative photos/threads. I'll definitely check out #2.


However, I was referring to testing the cat portion being wrapped vs not.
yeah i know, if I have some free time i'll snap a pic of the downpipe cat from under the car, then wrap the portion once I open some lava wrap I have laying around.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:29 PM   #102
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Thanks, HeroCrank, for your suggestion & for all these informative photos/threads. I'll definitely check out #2.

However, I was referring to testing the cat portion being wrapped vs not.
yeah i know, if I have some free time i'll snap a pic of the downpipe cat from under the car, then wrap the portion once I open some lava wrap I have laying around.
Very cool. Looking forward to it.

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:42 PM   #103
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yeah i know, if I have some free time i'll snap a pic of the downpipe cat from under the car, then wrap the portion once I open some lava wrap I have laying around.
Bump! Any updates?
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #104
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Bump! Any updates?

that pic is in the beginning of the infrared ideas thread.




and here now, lets keep this on track with the PTP lava blanket.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:25 AM   #105
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Hey what kinda of gold wrap did u use on the car?. Like the one on the heat shield. Plus did u put it on the bottom side of it.?
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:06 AM   #106
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Hey what kinda of gold wrap did u use on the car?. Like the one on the heat shield. Plus did u put it on the bottom side of it.?
DEI's reflect a gold foil.

www.designengineering.com

Refer to infrared testing volume 2 for product and testing information.

Yes I did use it on the bottom side of the heatshield.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:11 PM   #107
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I know this is not the time of year that most people think of heat control under your hoods, but dont forget about it guys. There is never a bad time to address this under your hoods! I still have some blankets available as well for you guys that havent got the chance to tackle your heat soak!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:26 AM   #108
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:28 PM   #109
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Hey HeroCrank. first off, thanks for the threads, they make great reading material. I have to ask though how confident are you about the actual temperatures that you are pulling off that camera?

We use a Flir at work as well and when I talked on the phone with them regarding calibration they said it isn't necessary because their camera is not meant for accurate temperature measurement only differential measurements of instantaneous conditions.

When I compared the temp readings against a Fluke IR thermometer and a Honeywell thermostat the Flir was reading about 4-5 degrees above the actual conditions.

That said the delta T should be accurate in your calculations which is the most valuable data. Have you taken multiple captures of the same area over the course of, say, 10 seconds to see if the values are repeatable?

Sorry for nerding out on you there...
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #110
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I received my lava blanket last night and will be installing it this weekend. When applying the wire ties, do you run the ties under and just forward (turbo side) of the neck of the downpipe and the junction point between the exhaust and intake turbines?
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:11 PM   #111
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Hey HeroCrank. first off, thanks for the threads, they make great reading material. I have to ask though how confident are you about the actual temperatures that you are pulling off that camera?

We use a Flir at work as well and when I talked on the phone with them regarding calibration they said it isn't necessary because their camera is not meant for accurate temperature measurement only differential measurements of instantaneous conditions.

When I compared the temp readings against a Fluke IR thermometer and a Honeywell thermostat the Flir was reading about 4-5 degrees above the actual conditions.

That said the delta T should be accurate in your calculations which is the most valuable data. Have you taken multiple captures of the same area over the course of, say, 10 seconds to see if the values are repeatable?

Sorry for nerding out on you there...
When I do actual product tests I complete 3 tests with the same conditions everytime. The data that I present to others is the best average between all tests. But that being said, there has not been any significant variance in numbers that would even exceed .5 degrees. I do not use multiple pieces of equipment though, I only use the flir camera for my testing.

When I take special request images I get the best image quality and take between 2-5 different images only in one sitting though.


So in short, I am very confident in any of the results that I have submitted. I have also been keeping track of all of the numbers in new tests that I have already submitted in previous tests to ensure accuracy.

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:14 PM   #112
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I received my lava blanket last night and will be installing it this weekend. When applying the wire ties, do you run the ties under and just forward (turbo side) of the neck of the downpipe and the junction point between the exhaust and intake turbines?
If you go to www.ptpturboblankets.com there will be a step by step installation guide that I created in the installation section that will show you exactly how to install your new blanket.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:52 AM   #113
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When I do actual product tests I complete 3 tests with the same conditions everytime. The data that I present to others is the best average between all tests. But that being said, there has not been any significant variance in numbers that would even exceed .5 degrees. I do not use multiple pieces of equipment though, I only use the flir camera for my testing.

When I take special request images I get the best image quality and take between 2-5 different images only in one sitting though.

So in short, I am very confident in any of the results that I have submitted. I have also been keeping track of all of the numbers in new tests that I have already submitted in previous tests to ensure accuracy.
Very cool, it's nice to see someone putting the time in to do this right. Thanks again for the threads. A lava blanket or a home made wrap is on my short list.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:43 AM   #114
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Very cool, it's nice to see someone putting the time in to do this right. Thanks again for the threads. A lava blanket or a home made wrap is on my short list.
Thanks for stopping by and researching the threads.

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Old 04-16-2013, 11:51 AM   #115
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I've been noticing a lot of new 2011-2013 owners posting recently about first mods or mod advice. Summer is going to be here before you know it and engine bay heat control should be on your minds too. Research all the infrared threads to make your own decisions or answer any questions that you may have. Don't be afraid to PM me for any questions or help that you may need.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:15 PM   #116
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Running the Lava Blanket with the GS Heat Shield, ceramic coated. DEI gold tape madness coming soon!
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:20 PM   #117
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^ I'm using the same, minus the gold bling. Definitely makes a difference.

P.S. Hero, you're the reason I started wrapping my st00fs. Love the pics you've been taking
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Have a few road trips coming up and made my order over the weekend. Fits my list of being cheap, effective and safe. I see also a mention of decreased spool time- how big are we all noticing?

Edit - talking rpm comparison on average for full spool
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Have a few road trips coming up and made my order over the weekend. Fits my list of being cheap, effective and safe. I see also a mention of decreased spool time- how big are we all noticing?

Edit - talking rpm comparison on average for full spool
Its faster spool time and throttle response. You will notice a difference after you install it. Great choice mod wise
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Its faster spool time and throttle response. You will notice a difference after you install it. Great choice mod wise
Thank you, I must have misinterpreted originally - that makes more sense. Not like it would enable full boost sooner, but faster.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:29 PM   #121
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Maybe this was answered already but what are the long term effects on the turbo from using this? You are holding heat in, which I would assume will cause the turbo to run hotter?
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Maybe this was answered already but what are the long term effects on the turbo from using this? You are holding heat in, which I would assume will cause the turbo to run hotter?
Unabomber is going to jump you... good sources claim 1st hand zero long term issues with multiple turbos.
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Maybe this was answered already but what are the long term effects on the turbo from using this? You are holding heat in, which I would assume will cause the turbo to run hotter?
there are zero negative effects from running a turbo blanket.

http://www.ptpturboblankets.com/faqs.php

http://www.ptpturboblankets.com/why_turbo_blankets.php


above is some FAQ's for ptp turbo blankets, PM me if you would like to get your hands on one.

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Old 04-17-2013, 01:31 AM   #124
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there are zero negative effects from running a turbo blanket.

http://www.ptpturboblankets.com/faqs.php

http://www.ptpturboblankets.com/why_turbo_blankets.php


above is some FAQ's for ptp turbo blankets, PM me if you would like to get your hands on one.
sure.

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:21 AM   #125
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The only negative effects from a turbo blanket are the same as with any heat wrap... in the very low chance you have an oil leak that gets absorbed by the blanket, you can end up with a nice little fireball.
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