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Old 10-16-2012, 10:13 PM   #151
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Quick question: can you benefit from a heatshield/turbo blanket without needing a retune?
yes, no retune is needed, just a quick installation and enjoy the benefits.
Unabomber has a good blanket FAQ in his DIY section too.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:49 PM   #152
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Am I the only that didn't notice much of a difference? No way in hell I'd be able to touch the blanket, or heatshield with my bare hands after a run. Surface temps were 350 degrees on the blanket and 180 on the heatshield.

Did I do something wrong?!
i bought the kit unabomber recommended, and i can touch the blanket for a second, thats about it. do you have the ptp blanket?
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:29 AM   #153
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i bought the kit unabomber recommended, and i can touch the blanket for a second, thats about it. do you have the ptp blanket?
Yes I have the PTP blanket.
This is the only picture I have of it installed. It's currently buried under my heatshield and intercooler

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Old 10-17-2012, 12:32 PM   #154
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Bump.. Anyone have some input?
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:03 PM   #155
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Yes I have the PTP blanket.
This is the only picture I have of it installed. It's currently buried under my heatshield and intercooler

looks like its installed correctly, but the wastegate arm could have shifted it a bit. the surface temperature should be 105F on a stock vf52 at idle. if its moved a bit your going to have 350-500F exposed, check it out again.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #156
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I tried wrapping the flange aswell. I'm trying to figure out a solution to insulate the turbine housing, flanges, and at least 2.5 feet (until it exits the engine bay) of downpipe as good as a blanket. All I care about is reducing underwood temps, nothing else.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:37 PM   #157
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I tried wrapping the flange aswell. I'm trying to figure out a solution to insulate the turbine housing, flanges, and at least 2.5 feet (until it exits the engine bay) of downpipe as good as a blanket. All I care about is reducing underwood temps, nothing else.
do some heat wrap and do the downpipe blanket as well, that would be your best bang for your buck. probably only have like 90F going up towards the TMIC
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #158
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Have the downpipe wrapped, so I can just put a downpipe blanket over it. And I have a ppt blanket for the turbo already aswell.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #159
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Have the downpipe wrapped, so I can just put a downpipe blanket over it. And I have a ppt blanket for the turbo already aswell.
try it out man, that would be my plan. check out the DEI infrared thread too. I removed over 100F at idle and 75F after being driven from the 09+ WRX engine bay with 3 of their products.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2416797
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:38 PM   #160
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i bought the kit unabomber recommended, and i can touch the blanket for a second, thats about it. do you have the ptp blanket?
I would be interested in testing the DIY blanket kit that some of you guys are making. Anyone willing to send one?
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:29 PM   #161
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Bump.. Anyone have some input?
did you ever recheck your blanket position?
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:02 PM   #162
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I did not see any mention in the thread, but does anyone around you have any exhaust parts w/ Swain Tech ceramic coating you could test?
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:10 PM   #163
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I did not see any mention in the thread, but does anyone around you have any exhaust parts w/ Swain Tech ceramic coating you could test?
Im sorry to say that I do not. Where are you from? Know anyone up here in maine?
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I am in south eastern PA (Philly area, generally).
don't know anyone in Maine that I can think of.
I am guessing you mean w/ coated parts.
so that's a more definite "no"

I'm going to be getting the hot side of a turbo coated "soon".
my projects run forever, so even after the work is done, it will be a while before it is actually on my car.
I have a friend in MA that I visit infrequently.
where are you in Maine?
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:14 PM   #165
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about one hour north of portland. maybe sometime we could arrange meeting up and we can infrared your car, if your up for that?
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:15 PM   #166
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did you ever recheck your blanket position?
Yeah. It seems to be seated correctly. The weather down here in Miami has been fluctuating alot lately so I can't really compare IAT'S yet. But it seems while my intercooler IS cooler to the touch, my IAT'S are +30 degrees over ambient. Usually they are +10 at cruise.

Not sure what to say about that because my knowledge of radiating heat only goes so far.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:21 PM   #167
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Yeah. It seems to be seated correctly. The weather down here in Miami has been fluctuating alot lately so I can't really compare IAT'S yet. But it seems while my intercooler IS cooler to the touch, my IAT'S are +30 degrees over ambient. Usually they are +10 at cruise.

Not sure what to say about that because my knowledge of radiating heat only goes so far.
what are your mods?
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what are your mods?
Downpipe (wrapped) , spearco top mount(covered in reflect a gold) , hks intake(covered in reflect a gold) with carbon fiber factory style box with an opening toward the fender. Oh and I have a Perrin heatshield also covered in reflect a gold.
I have a 2011 wrx btw
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about one hour north of portland. maybe sometime we could arrange meeting up and we can infrared your car, if your up for that?
well, my buddy lives in Westford MA, so it's not impossible.
I will keep you posted on when I get up there, but remember -
I don't even have the turbo that's going to get coated yet.
(but it's supposed to be on it's way to get PnP.).

if you want to see some testing sooner than (much) later, you should post in the nesic section & see if there are any "locals" who are already set up that might be game.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:32 PM   #170
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Downpipe (wrapped) , spearco top mount(covered in reflect a gold) , hks intake(covered in reflect a gold) with carbon fiber factory style box with an opening toward the fender. Oh and I have a Perrin heatshield also covered in reflect a gold.
I have a 2011 wrx btw
Have you compared your intake air temps with the OEM airbox to your aftermarket setup? I'd be curious to see that, you may find that the factory setup may perform better iat wise. Give that a shot, I'd compare iats with you but our climates are very different.

I like your setup though, nice use of the thermal products. How do you like your tmic?
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:02 AM   #171
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Have you compared your intake air temps with the OEM airbox to your aftermarket setup? I'd be curious to see that, you may find that the factory setup may perform better iat wise. Give that a shot, I'd compare iats with you but our climates are very different.

I like your setup though, nice use of the thermal products. How do you like your tmic?
Well it definitely has higher iat's then stock at a light. But usually it is around the same after cruising for a while. I have yet to see it drop below 105* which is about 20 degrees over ambient. I have logs from june that show it at 99 degrees when my ambient was between 90 and 93 degrees.

I removed some rubber edge trim that i was using to seal the the box completely from the engine bay last night. It may have not enough air circulation to get the warmer out of the box. Ill be taking some logs tomorrow.
Although my intercooler IS cooler i would like my intake temps at the maf to be as well.
Here's a picture
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:15 AM   #172
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Any intake that takes its input from an unmodified fenderwell on a GR/GV will have terrible IATs, certainly worse than OEM.

Here is something to think about: http://www.iwsti.com/forums/2-5-lite...nt-gr-cai.html
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:31 AM   #173
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about one hour north of portland. maybe sometime we could arrange meeting up and we can infrared your car, if your up for that?
Without casting asparagus on your efforts whatsoever, try making a difference in the same vehicle in Miami FL or much of the southern US.

I've had my own look into the subject. When ambient is frying egs on the pavement the game changes.

All that work is absolutely appreciated, as any objective research is. And there is nothing here that wouldn't be applicable anywhere, whatever the temps. It's just that all the distances between the temp of one thing and another soon shrinks to insignificant and the thermal imaging becomes moot, when ambient is scorching.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:37 AM   #174
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Yea I'm aware of that, as far of the intake design.. But it's just so damn pretty lol. I'm at least trying to have a cake and eat at least one slice of it too
The experimenting shall continue!
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:29 PM   #175
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Yea I'm aware of that, as far of the intake design.. But it's just so damn pretty lol. I'm at least trying to have a cake and eat at least one slice of it too
The experimenting shall continue!
Keep us informed about what you're doing and if there are better results with OEM equipment.
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