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Old 01-20-2012, 10:51 AM   #51
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Only if you spray water onto the IC... Dry, the IC is usually only about 60% efficient, thus you would never really get as cold IAT as the IC core temperature...
Our empirical research would say it's more efficient than that. This is a 2.0 WRX with an STI turbo and STI top-mount intercooler.


With 70-ish ambient temp, we were seeing a temp drop across the core of as much as 75 degrees -- from 175 before the IC to 92 or so after. Sure, it's not all the way to ambient, but it's pretty close. 75 degrees actual drop / 95 degrees max possible drop = 79% efficient?

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Old 01-20-2012, 11:15 AM   #52
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Our empirical research would say it's more efficient than that. This is a 2.0 WRX with an STI turbo and STI top-mount intercooler.

Mach V Intercooler Temp Gauge - YouTube

With 70-ish ambient temp, we were seeing a temp drop across the core of as much as 75 degrees -- from 175 before the IC to 92 or so after. Sure, it's not all the way to ambient, but it's pretty close. 75 degrees actual drop / 95 degrees max possible drop = 79% efficient?

Sorry, I realize this is a bit off the topic.

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What kind of driving was that? "Normal" Spirited or pedal to metal? If it was any other way but a pedal to metal run, you don't get a true IC efficiency number... The best I got my IC efficiency up to was 86% on a pedal to metal run (the only way you can get true IC efficiency number) from 0 to 130 MPH, with just spirited driving around I can easily get 99% and even 103% (great numbers but not really proper test numbers)...

The 60% stock TMIC set up number was a pedal to metal run too...

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Old 01-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #53
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What kind of driving was that? "Normal" Spirited or pedal to metal?
That's wide-open throttle.

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Old 01-20-2012, 02:21 PM   #54
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$230. Just saying...
If budget is tight....

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Old 01-20-2012, 02:30 PM   #55
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:40 PM   #56
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:06 PM   #57
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Can I haz $20?
It's yours if you PM me your paypal addy. I'm a man of my word and have only once lost one of these jackass bets. Read those links and most of them were morons, but still flaming wrap is flaming wrap even if you use it to soak up WD40 prior to install.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #58
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #59
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with respect to wrapping vs. non.... non is the way to go. feels better


ok, ok. seriously, wrapping should be better in principle. just make sure you wrap your downpipe too since it will run that much hotter with the turbo wrapped.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:27 PM   #60
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Don't underestimate stupid people. You know this Ron. You've been in the Navy for quite some time and then some.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:05 PM   #61
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That's wide-open throttle.

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Good, 1 gear? Couple of gears? Or 1,2,3,4, WOT? The reason I am trying to be more specific is, usually when I go WOT the IAT into throttle usually goes down for the first gear then goes up a bit for the second gear then starts to climb noticeably as both the turbo out, and IC out goes up majorly by third gear, as everything gets hotter and by fourth gear as heat saturation of the IC starts that is where you start to get to know the true efficiency of the IC and that is why I can only get 86% efficiency out of my IC set up even when spraying iced water onto it, but when fooling around going WOT in a couple of gears only I can get 103% efficiency with iced water... And that's why the stock '02 WRX TMIC only comes in at 60% efficiency,properly tested, I'm sure normal driving riping WOT through a couple gears it's probably around 70% but that doesn't count.

Oh, and I have had every exhaust pipe that's under the hood header wrapped + an aluminium covered insulation on top so no oil or water can soak into the header wrap for 8+ years and nothing has happened, no rust holes, no cracks, no flames, just good stuff like, faster turbo spool ,faster IC cool-down, less IC heat soak, colder IAT, all adding up making for a faster car...

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Old 02-28-2012, 04:06 PM   #62
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Hopefully sometime next month. I have to talk to some people in Lebanon, PA, Richmond, VA, and Gaithersburg, MD first.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:21 AM   #63
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Wanted to share with everyone that I had found Jegs charges a $10 handling fee...so if you're looking to get the Thermo Tec 15003 and save yourself some cash check out Autozone. Thermo Tec 15003 Turbo Insulating Cover

PS Great write-ups Unabomber, very informative.

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Old 05-10-2012, 11:46 PM   #64
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Awesome writeup again, but got a question, and not necessarily for you UB, open question for anyone who has done this. I looked at the Thermo-Tec website, and the 15003 Kit says Turbo Cover Only, does this include everything I need for this? I just wanted to check before I make plans and then don't have everything I need for it.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:09 PM   #65
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Is this the same material as in the DEI titanium wrap?

Like found here in the other unabomber how to:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...2303664&page=3
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:15 PM   #66
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No. It is an aluminized fiberglass blanket.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:21 PM   #67
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There is a guy on ebay that has awesome turbo blankets. His ebay name is ollyrama. I bought a bunch of them from him and its high quality stuff. They range in price depending on size, anywhere from 50 for small to 80 for the huge turbine housings. You just lay it over the turbine housing and youre done, they work really well. If they can withstand rotary heat for years then its good stuff. Would save some time and hassle. He is the only one on ebay i would buy them from as a lot of those ebay blankets are garbage. My friends is300 caught fire cause of one of those crappy blankets. Actually im not even sure hes still on ebay but its worth a look. Hes in australia.
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There is a guy on ebay that has awesome turbo blankets. His ebay name is ollyrama. I bought a bunch of them from him and its high quality stuff. They range in price depending on size, anywhere from 50 for small to 80 for the huge turbine housings. You just lay it over the turbine housing and youre done, they work really well. If they can withstand rotary heat for years then its good stuff. Would save some time and hassle. He is the only one on ebay i would buy them from as a lot of those ebay blankets are garbage. My friends is300 caught fire cause of one of those crappy blankets. Actually im not even sure hes still on ebay but its worth a look. Hes in australia.
Please....gargle bees and wash them down with a big glass of bleach.
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Please....gargle bees and wash them down with a big glass of bleach.
Holy funny awesomeness. LOLOLOL
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awesome write up
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Please....gargle bees and wash them down with a big glass of bleach.
Really guy? Im trying to help people out and you hit me with this ignorance? Or maybe your slow car doesnt create enough heat to need a blanket? How about you grow up.
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There is a guy on ebay that has awesome turbo blankets. His ebay name is ollyrama. I bought a bunch of them from him and its high quality stuff. They range in price depending on size, anywhere from 50 for small to 80 for the huge turbine housings. You just lay it over the turbine housing and youre done, they work really well. If they can withstand rotary heat for years then its good stuff. Would save some time and hassle. He is the only one on ebay i would buy them from as a lot of those ebay blankets are garbage. My friends is300 caught fire cause of one of those crappy blankets. Actually im not even sure hes still on ebay but its worth a look. Hes in australia.
I bet the poster ^^^ is the owner of the ebay store doing a little sales pitch haha
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I bet the poster ^^^ is the owner of the ebay store doing a little sales pitch haha
Wow you guys are something else. I am not in australia. I was just sharing a good experience i had with a heat blanket from that one seller. So i guess you guys like to stay in your closed little boxes and follow what everyone else does? Im getting attacked for no reason. Bunch of winners here i see.
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Hey. I happen to like my box.
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Wow you guys are something else. I am not in australia. I was just sharing a good experience i had with a heat blanket from that one seller. So i guess you guys like to stay in your closed little boxes and follow what everyone else does? Im getting attacked for no reason. Bunch of winners here i see.
Yes. We are winners here. Some of us, like you, are whiners though.

To each his own. And that was a fatty sales pitch by the way...
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