The new IPD Thermal Performance Turbo Blankets are specifically designed to increase power and boost response by insulating and containing critical exhaust energy that expedites exhaust flow through turbos. Thermal blankets are designed to contain heat inside the exhaust system where it is most effective without exceeding critical EGT thresholds. Wrapping the turbine hot housings decreases convective heat transfer from underbody air. While this may seem counter intuitive from a durability standpoint it is crucial for performance.
This thermal energy is what drives the turbine wheel through isentropic expansion. Containing the heat more effectively increases it's potential. Elevating exhaust temperatures increases the inlet energy and therefore turbine work. The core principal of a turbocharger is that turbine work equals compressor work, as they are coupled by a shaft. Obviously more compressor energy will provide improved boost pressure and power, and the Otto cycle continues.
A side benefit is the reduction in engine bay temperatures, which helps preserve electronic and organic components further extending vehicle longevity and reliability. This is especially critical with highly modified cars that experience daily street driving. Elaborate and expensive thermal containment systems have been extensively utilized and proven in virtually all top tier levels of motorsports with both forced induction and naturally aspirated applications for decades.
Each IPD Thermal Performance Blanket is manufactured to exacting specs to ensure a tailored fit for each specific turbo hot housing application. As with all IPD products, only the highest grade materials and quality craftsmanship are utilized in our manufacturing processes. Our proprietary multi layered construction combines inconel, ceramic and stainless steel. The internal layers are then wrapped in a carbon fiber style outer protective weave for added good looks and extended durability. All IPD Thermal Blankets are made in the USA and come with a full 1 year manufacturers warranty.
Factory 996 K16/K24 Turbo Blankets | Part #962OETB | Price $495
The 996 Turbo came originally equipped with K16 turbos on all standard models while the 996 Turbo S, X50 and GT2 packages benefited from slightly larger K24 turbos. Please specify either K16's or K24's when placing your turbo thermal blanket order for factory Turbos.
Factory 997.1/.2 VTG Turbo Blankets | Part #972OETB | $495
Porsche once again set the bar in the turbo world by employing Borg Warner's Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) technology utilizing guide vanes in front of the turbine wheel to help modulate inflow angle and speed, minimizing lag and optimizing power and boost levels.
996 Turbo and 997 Turbo Tial GT28 Turbo Blankets | Part #962TLTB-28 or #972TLTB-28 | $495
The GT28 Tial turbos have become the after-market turbo of choice for Porsche enthusiasts looking to achieve 700+ horsepower. These ultra high quality turbos are precision made pieces featuring stainless construction, V-Band connections, A/R options and reduced weight.
Tial GT30 Turbo Blankets (Internal and External Wastegate Configurations) | Part #962TLTB-30 or #972TLTB-30 | $495
The GT30 Tial turbos are the after-market turbos of choice for Porsche enthusiasts looking to achieve 750+ horsepower. Offering the same quality construction and design as the GT28's but with larger housings, turbines and compressor wheels. (Available in both Internal and External Wastegate Configurations)
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