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post #1 of 6 Old 08-05-2012, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Turbo Blankets?

Are there any advantages to these things on a 6.0

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Wondering same thing. Have one sitting on shef along with wrap for manifolds and y pipe. Older threads claimed helped with lag. Newer tuning has helped that out on my truck. Just updated to newest ford ecm flash and that helped with stock tune.

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Helping to keep the heat/BTU's in the pipe/exhaust will aid with spool up. I have my Y-pipe wrapped with header wrap.

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I would think a turbo blanket would help with spool up. It keeps the heat in for sure. However though I just dont know about it on a daily driven application with a vehicle is working hard all the time towing. I would think it could possibly hold the extra heat in too long so that the bearings would get baked but I dont know this for sure. Just my thoughts. Also if it gets wet from winter/rainy environments, it will hold moisture and cause a more rapid corrosion rate than not having one.

I'm researching some other alternatives like ceramic coating the entire exhaust system on the motor (manifolds, up/y-pipes, and turbine housing but not the down pipe or exhaust piping), as that would hold the heat in better for spooling, allow the turbo to cool faster after being worked harder, and provide corrosion resistance; but I am not for sure yet. I would like to hear more people's thoughts/experiences with this as well.

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I had my manifolds, y pipes, and turbine housing and down pipe on my truck cerakoated and it helped with lag, egts, and it looks cool lol. I recommend it to anyone. Problem is it cost me $570 to do it

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For cooler underhood temperatures ceramic coating is better then the insulation blankets but like already stated you pay through the nose for it. When guys doubt this I remind them of that famous NASA picture of a guy holding a glowing red space shuttle ceramic tile in his hand.

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