The new IPD Thermal Performance Header Blankets are specifically designed to increase power and boost response by insulating and containing critical exhaust energy that expedites exhaust flow through turbos and headers. Thermal Header / Manifold blankets are designed to contain heat inside the exhaust system where it is most effective without exceeding critical EGT thresholds. Wrapping the primaries (headers) decreases convective heat transfer from underbody air. While this may seem counter intuitive from a durability standpoint it is crucial for performance.
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.
For long lasting performance, IPD recommends high quality 321 Stainless Steel headers or better. Low quality aftermarket headers of poor metallurgy and inferior build quality can be susceptible to cracking with the increased heat. 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. All 997 RSR header manifolds come with a very similar heat containment wrap.
Each IPD Thermal Performance Blanket is manufactured to exacting specs to ensure a tailored fit for each specific header 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.
Thermal Header Blankets for Factory OE Turbo Headers
997.1 Turbo | Part #9721OEHB | $895 pair
996 Turbo | Part #962OEHB | $895 pair
Thermal Header Blankets for BBI Headers
997.2 Turbo | Part #9722BBHB | $895 pair
997.1 Turbo | Part #9721BBHB | $895 pair
996 Turbo | Part #962BBHB | $895 pair
Thermal Header Blankets for EVOMS Club Sport Headers
997.1 Turbo | Part #9721EVHB | $895 pair
996 Turbo | Part #962EVHB | $895 pair
Thermal Header Blankets for Fabspeed Headers
997.1 Turbo | Part #9721FSHB | $895 pair
996 Turbo | Part #962FSHB | $895 pair
Thermal Header Blankets for S-Car-Go Headers
997.1 Turbo | Part #9721SGHB | $895 pair
996 Turbo | Part #962SGHB | $895 pair
Thermal Header Blankets for AWE Headers
997.1 Turbo | Part #9721AWHB | $895 pair
996 Turbo | Part #962AWHB | $895 pair
997 GT3 Thermal Header Blankets
997.1 GT3 and 997.2 GT3 Factory OE | Part #97GT3HB | $995 pair
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Please contact IPD to discuss the specs of your specific exhaust and turbo system so we can confirm the appropriate Thermal Performance Blanket applications. Each Thermal Blanket is designed to deliver performance when the blankets fit tight and snug around each turbo and header. The better the fit the better the performance.
Call us to place an order (714) 842-5000