PTP Downpipe Blanket Reviews

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If anyone has the new PTP downpipe elbow blanket please post some thoughts on it. I'm also wondering if you can retain the factory heatshield with this blanket. I think that using this blanket along with reflective heat tape on the intake tubing and heatshield would really help keep the IAT down without the use of a turbo blanket which can lead to hotter coolant temps and possibly oil overheating in the turbo.
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I wish this was out when I had did the turbo blanket.
Not sure if this will fit under the heat shield though ..
All I could find was this PTP pic so far
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I wish this was out when I had did the turbo blanket.
Not sure if this will fit under the heat shield though ..
All I could find was this PTP pic so far
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Wow, that is the first picture I've seen of one installed. I've only ever seen the full downpipe blanket made for the PRL downpipe. You can tell this one is just the elbow blanket if you look close and also the PTP badge is in a different spot. Looks to be an aftermarket downpipe. It apparently works with stock downpipes. I've read that wrapping/installing a blanket on a cat is a bad idea and can lead to it overheating. I'm interested in installing just this on a stock downpipe to keep temps down.
 

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Wow, that is the first picture I've seen of one installed. I've only ever seen the full downpipe blanket made for the PRL downpipe. You can tell this one is just the elbow blanket if you look close and also the PTP badge is in a different spot. Looks to be an aftermarket downpipe. It apparently works with stock downpipes. I've read that wrapping/installing a blanket on a cat is a bad idea and can lead to it overheating. I'm interested in installing just this on a stock downpipe to keep temps down.
You'd probably want to wrap the FP as well otherwise the heat will radiate from there and possibly soak into the oil pan.
 

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You'd probably want to wrap the FP as well otherwise the heat will radiate from there and possibly soak into the oil pan.
Yeah, I've contacted DEI and Heatshield Products to see what they'd recommend for sticking onto the oil pan. DEI said to use their Floor and Tunnel shield on the oil pan itself. Heatshield Products says the area doesn't have enough clearance/air gap to use their Heatshield Barrier, so they recommended using their Heatshield Armor on the front pipe itself. Definitely something I'd like to do if already working on the downpipe.
 

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Yeah, I've contacted DEI and Heatshield Products to see what they'd recommend for sticking onto the oil pan. DEI said to use their Floor and Tunnel shield on the oil pan itself. Heatshield Products says the area doesn't have enough clearance/air gap to use their Heatshield Barrier, so they recommended using their Heatshield Armor on the front pipe itself. Definitely something I'd like to do if already working on the downpipe.
DEI told me the same and I have some on order. Do you have a link to what Heatshield recommends? I need something that will go over the FP flex joint.
 

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DEI told me the same and I have some on order. Do you have a link to what Heatshield recommends? I need something that will go over the FP flex joint.
Nice - every little bit helps and might as well do both while there. Here is the Heatshield Products stuff: https://www.heatshieldproducts.com/heatshield-armor

They did mention to wrap the flex joint with a separate piece of the stuff. They have an installation video in that link that seems pretty helpful.
 

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I don't care for wraps in areas that can get high moisture - once wrapped my downpipe on my Subaru and when I finally took it off years later it had created a ton of rust that wouldn't otherwise have been there.
 
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I wish this was out when I had did the turbo blanket.
Not sure if this will fit under the heat shield though ..
All I could find was this PTP pic so far
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This isn't the elbow
I wish this was out when I had did the turbo blanket.
Not sure if this will fit under the heat shield though ..
All I could find was this PTP pic so far
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These are two completely different elbow blankets.
 

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I tried getting the heatshield on top. It was annoying to get it how I wanted even with the shield that's down by the radiator. So I didn't bother with the top shield. Maybe someone's gotten it on, but it seems like a huge pita
 

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I tried getting the heatshield on top. It was annoying to get it how I wanted even with the shield that's down by the radiator. So I didn't bother with the top shield. Maybe someone's gotten it on, but it seems like a huge pita
With the PRL piping, shield and PTP blanket - did you notice a drop of temps? Are you running an intercooler as well?
 

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I noticed better spool but temperatures I didn't get enough time to properly test as I was still experimenting with heat barriers and reflective tape in the engine bay. I put a barrier under my inlet and intake hose, in completely wrapped my aluminum charge pipe and some of its hose. I can say at the last that temps didn't increase
 

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Idk why do already hot parts need a blanket? blankets are supposed to keep you warm lol
 

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Idk why do already hot parts need a blanket? blankets are supposed to keep you warm lol
Keeps the heat from radiating throughout the engine bay and heating up other parts. Plus hotter exhaust tends to flow more easily.
 
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