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Mill 12-05-2012 06:36 PM

Thermal Zero Turbo Blanket?
 
Has anybody used one of these? Just bought one off of ebay since it is cheaper than their main website.

According to their site they are made in USA in Ohio, so I thought I'd give them a chance since I happen to live in Ohio as well.

I guess this will be a review thread once I get it. It is a TD04 blanket and claims to fit other internal wastegate turbos just as PTP claims with their WRX blanket.

Manufacturers Site:
http://www.thermalzero.com/index.php...category_id=35

Link to ebay thread:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Subaru-Turbo...10974460338%26

Will report more upon arrival with pics and thoughts.

Hepy117 12-07-2012 06:11 PM

In for the review. Seems like a good price and I would rather buy something made here in Ohio then over seas.

DOHCstunr 12-07-2012 06:37 PM

We had a group buy on CinciScoobs.com a few weeks ago.
I have one but haven't installed it yet. The quality is nice. Its slightly oversized but its a good fit and the functional quality is top notch.

here's a review from a local member and PFP shop owner.
Quote:

Originally Posted by ericz ( -_-) (Post 24591)
I had a little free time on Saturday so I installed my turbo blanket and topped off the level of Rotella in the sump.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/IMG_2512.jpg


http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/IMG_2518.jpg


Personally, I think the fit is a bit large compared to the PTP Blanket that I installed on KingPest's STi. No complaints really, it seems to work well and I was able to throw the Cobb heatshield back over over top of it. In comparison to the PTP Blanket the Thermal Zero part seems to use a thicker padding of fiberglass material and the stitching around the perimeter of the blanket seems to be a bit sturdier. We'll see how it fares next time it comes off.

For the price you can't beat it.

Mill 12-07-2012 06:42 PM

Great! I've searched and cant find too many reviews on them. I picked mine up for $40 on ebay... they run $65 on their own site (wonder why?). I'm glad someone has some experience with this and PTP's blanket to have some sort of comparison.

I've been running butt naked on the turbo since stage two and its taking its toll. My coolant hoses on the turbo are now leaking and temps under the hood get damn hot. I've been meaning to get a blanket for some time now.

I'm going to replace the coolant lines, check the banjo filter, and install this next weekend once finals are over.

91boostedb20 12-31-2012 06:21 PM

Installed one of these this morning, kinda I pita cause its a tight fit getting the wire wrapped around everything, but works great. Can't beat it for 40 bucks. Also fits with the infamous filtered oil line.

Mill 12-31-2012 09:43 PM

I forgot to order mine (I thought I had finalized it but I didnt) so it took longer to get it. Got it sitting in my garage, I just need to take the time to redo the coolant lines and pop this on.

fahr_side 01-03-2013 01:31 AM

That uppipe blanket is sweet. When you make one for the typical GTSpec / Tomei / Perrin EL header, I'll be all over that.
Have you thought about a blanket to keep radiated heat OFF the oil filter? Lots us have headers which pass very close to the filter, and have no heat-shielding at all...

dwmilton 01-07-2013 08:12 PM

subscribed.

Chris GTO TT 01-07-2013 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fahr_side (Post 4228651)
That uppipe blanket is sweet. When you make one for the typical GTSpec / Tomei / Perrin EL header, I'll be all over that.
Have you thought about a blanket to keep radiated heat OFF the oil filter? Lots us have headers which pass very close to the filter, and have no heat-shielding at all...

That seems like a quick way to a car-b-que

SBT 01-07-2013 10:14 PM

ThermalZero, you have PM.

spc2125 01-08-2013 08:51 AM

Ive read having a turbo blanket decreases the life of your turbo... so i just went with a heatshield

underground000 01-08-2013 09:02 AM

who installed one? got mine in the mail and havent had time yet...


Quote:

Originally Posted by spc2125 (Post 4235869)
Ive read having a turbo blanket decreases the life of your turbo... so i just went with a heatshield

turbo is a wear item, it breaks when it wants to break:p

BAC5.2 01-08-2013 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spc2125 (Post 4235869)
Ive read having a turbo blanket decreases the life of your turbo... so i just went with a heatshield

It doesn't.

spc2125 01-08-2013 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BAC5.2 (Post 4235883)
It doesn't.

Do you have evidence to support this? It just seems logical that all that heat is being wrapped around the turbo and no place to escape, that eventually it would take a toll on it.

fahr_side 01-08-2013 10:22 AM

Ever notice those water pipes in and out of the bearing housing? They aren't there because they're pretty.

Ever noticed that many aftermarket turbo builders offer ceramic coatings on exhaust housings that they claim keep heat in and improve spool? Ask yourself why they'd offer that if it shortened turbo life and exposed them to a higher warranty return rate.


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