DieselSite 7.3L Powerstroke Turbo Blanket
GTP38 TP38 Garrett 38R Wicked Turbo Blanket
** WILL NOT FIT WITH FACTORY EBV STILL IN PLACE- MUST BE DELETED**
1994-1997 TP38 stock Ford 7.3L Turbo, non-waste gated
Early 1999 GTP38 stock Ford 7.3L Turbo waste gated
1999-2003 GTP38 stock Ford 7.3L Turbo waste gated
Garrett GTP 38R PowerMax all year models
Dieselsite Wicked Turbos- All Models
- 1994-1997 OBS Wicked Turbo 60 and 66mm
- Early 1999 60 and 66mm
- 1999.5-2003 66mm
Why a Turbo Blanket?
Turbocharger insulating has been promoted for years for their benefits.
1. Insulating the exhaust side of the Turbo can Increase Power AND Decrease Turbo Lag.
2. It Decreases under-hood temperatures.
- Keeping the "under the hood" temps down is all around a good idea. Primarily allows the intake charge to stay cooler. Inter-cooler and radiator works more efficiently.
- Less wear and tear from temperatures on plastics and rubbers.
- Less heat transfer to the firewall and cab.
3. Keeping the turbo section hot will help the exhaust gases flow faster. Thus: reduction in spool times.
- How does this
help the turbo to spool faster? In physics, dissipating heat slowly
equates to wasted potential energy. Thermodynamics could explain that the
more heat you retain in the system, the greater the efficiency of the
- Trapping heat in
the turbine is actually a good thing. The expansion of hot gasses will
cause the turbo to spool faster.
4. It looks cool! However, the visibility of the exhaust housing in the turbo in the 7.3L is limited, so we had to move "looks cool" to the bottom of the list.