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Is wrapping the intercooler lines worth it? Has any one seen a difference that it makes?
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not really, rubber doesnt absorb heat to easily, however, protecting the rubber from hot exhaust piping and oil lines could be worht it
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i ment the aluminum piping
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I recommend wrapping your exhaust manifold and DP with DEI or some such product.

When I wrapped my cold side plumbing it caused an increase in IATs. It seems the air inside the pipes is still hotter, even after the I/C, than the underhood ambient. (at least it was in my case with my manifold and DP wrapped) The cold side pipes could no longer radiate their heat to the surrounding air and my IATs went up. The coldest IAT combination I found was with no wrap on the intake plumbing and full wrap on the exhaust.

Just my $0.02.

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agh still need to get around to doing the manifold, I keep telling myself "just do it with the new turbo"
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Originally Posted by David in Tallahassee
I recommend wrapping your exhaust manifold and DP with DEI or some such product.

When I wrapped my cold side plumbing it caused an increase in IATs. It seems the air inside the pipes is still hotter, even after the I/C, than the underhood ambient. (at least it was in my case with my manifold and DP wrapped) The cold side pipes could no longer radiate their heat to the surrounding air and my IATs went up. The coldest IAT combination I found was with no wrap on the intake plumbing and full wrap on the exhaust.

Just my $0.02.

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I agree. By wrapping or ceramic coating the hot side (DP, exhaust manifold and turbine housing) you will reduce the temp's under your hood (while also improving the efficiency of your turbo) and make life easier for your intercooler.
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