The simple modification of installing exhaust wraps to your vehicle's exhaust system can greatly benefit you by:
- Reducing overall air temperature in the engine compartment, which increases engine efficiency
- Protecting your electrical components from intense heat
- Increasing exhaust speed by providing the insulation needed to keep the exhaust gases at a high temperature.
- Increasing engine life by reducing the amount of heat that goes back to the engine.
Types of exhaust wraps
- Basic wraps - These are the most common exhaust wraps. They are made from fiberglass and can withstand temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. They can be a bit difficult to install and are not as durable as the other types. We recommend applying silicone spray coating to make them last longer.
- Premium wraps - These are capable of withstanding even higher temperatures with a limit of around 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. You will notice that instead of being white, they have a darker tan or brown coloring due to the treating process. These are also made of fiberglass and could also benefit from silicone coating.
- Titanium wrap - These are the toughest ones out there. Instead of fiberglass, they are made from volcanic rock. Since they are not made of fiberglass, you won't need to wear gloves when handling them and they don't need to be coated with silicone spray either. They are more expensive, but are definitely the most durablecapable of handling 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit with little trouble.
- Although exhaust wraps are easy to install, it is often worth the extra cost to buy exhaust wrap kits. These make installation even easier by providing tools like stainless steel locking ties and silicone coatings. They also provide you with an instruction manual.
- Famous brands include DEI, Thermotech, and Heat Shield.