(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com, and this is my quick review and breakdown of the T3 Carbon Fiber Turbo Blanket fitting the 1979 through current Mustang. So in this video I'm gonna talk about who this is going to appeal to, the materials used with this cover. And then lastly we're gonna hit the installation which, right off the bat, I'm going to be giving this a very easy one out of three wrenches in the Difficulty Meter, and you should have this on your car in about five to ten minutes flat. So if you're the owner of an S550 EcoBoost or even a turbo charged two, three, or four valve Mustang and you're looking to add a little bit of extra flair under the hood of your car or, more importantly, keep your under-hood temperatures down, I would definitely suggest checking out this part. So with this Turbo Blanket not only are you going to be protecting the underside of your hood as well as your strut tower area, or any type of painted surface as well as silicone hoses or anything you have going on, you're actually going to be improving your turbo spool time as well as decreasing the turbo lag. So taking a look at the construction here, it's evident right out of the bat and right out of the box that this is definitely carbon fiber. Now, you can rest easy knowing that you're not gonna have to pay an arm and a leg for this, which I'll hit on later, as carbon fiber parts can typically be very costly. So this is gonna be coming with stainless steel hooks on either side right here, as well as the supplied springs, which are gonna help pull this around your turbo. This is gonna be great for not only the ease of installation but in the event that you have to take this off to inspect your turbo, you can do so on the fly.All right, guys, so getting down to brass tacks here, we're gonna see that this blanket's gonna be able to accommodate up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit as well as intermittent bursts of up to 2,800 degrees. So you can rest easy knowing that this is going to be able to withstand the very high temperatures that your turbo is going to be putting out. All right, so I do want to add that this turbo blanket is going to be able to accommodate a very wide variety of turbo sizes, but definitely check out the website just to make sure that you're gonna have the size there for your turbo that's on your car. All right, so taking a look at the pricing here, you should expect to be spending right around $130 which, in my opinion, is definitely where you're gonna see most, if not all, turbo blankets fall in line. Again, for that cost, you're gonna be getting real carbon fiber parts here that's going to protect your engine bay. So just to hit this home again here, for the money, you're gonna be getting real carbon fiber parts and something that's going to be improving your turbo spool, decreasing turbo lag, as well as protecting the underside of your hood, as well as any type of silicone hoses.All right, so taking a look at the installation here, just like I had said in the beginning of the video, this is going to be a very easy one out of three wrenches on the Difficulty Meter and you should have this wrapped around your turbo in about five to ten minutes flat. Now, this is definitely a huge selling point for me, as this is essentially going to wrap right around your turbo or your aftermarket turbo if you're running a two, three, or four valve, and it's going to secure with these supplied springs. Now, one thing I would add is that it's definitely a good idea to make sure that your car is cold, just to ensure you're not gonna be burning yourself getting this on.All right, guys, just to wrap things up here, a couple thoughts. I definitely like this option not only because you're gonna be adding a little bit of extra flair but for the fact that for your S550 EcoBoost, you're going to be decreasing your turbo lag, improving your spool, as well as keeping your under-hood temperatures down. So that's my review and breakdown for the T3 Carbon Fiber Turbo Blanket fitting the 1979 through current Mustang, available right here at americanmuscle.com.
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March 15, 2018
Actually works pretty good. . .
I was leary of buying this because of some of the reviews. But I bought it anyway. Looked good, sturdy/heavy duty. My review is that it has lowered my under hood temps so that my air intake temp is at ambient air temps while driving, and maintains it to 12-17degrees above ambient while at idle. The turbo does spool up faster, how much I don't know, but I'm telling you I can tell that the turbo lag is a less now. This does nothing for me off the line, but, in any gear at or above 1.4k RPMs, while on the go, there is virtually no lag, it feels like a supercharger now. Also, I would say that the "increase" in "power-feel," is comparable to adding a KandN filter to a stock engine, roughly a 10 hp "feel" -Was it worth the money and trouble to install? In my case, yes, I think it was worth it. I was more concerned with increasing the longevity of the turbo and engine, and wasn't really looking for "power" but got a nice surprise when I could "feel" more juice when I press the go pedal. INSTALLATION: I recommend wearing long sleeves, latex gloves (cause you'll need the dexterity over mech gloves), and a rated 95 face-mask. So, here is how I installed it: I removed the factory heat shield and then I attached 2 heavy gauge wires to the 2 hooks on the side that I would be pulling through from the bottom up of the turbo. I threaded the wires through first, then I attached them to the turbo-blanket. I then pulled and stuffed the turbo blanket from the bottom, through the space between the turbo and the block, then up around the back of the turbo, and finally over the top, as far as it would reach. Next so the turbo-blanket won't hit the waste gate shaft when you attach the springs to it, I cut the bottom 25 (I eyeballed it) off of the Factory heat shield, but made it so I could still use the factory provided bolt hole at the bottom of the factory heat shield and then I simply held the turbo blanket down, and then "shoe-horned" the factory heat shield into place, re-installed the bottom bolt, and then the top 2 bolts for the factory heat shield/exhaust manifold. To install the 2 springs, I used my fly fishing needle nosed hemostat clamp, and installed the 2 springs for the turbo blanket so the springs were on the outside of the factory heat shield, not touching any part of the waste gate. All in all, it took me 2 hours to install. Not 5 stars, but a solid 4. It's a UNIVERSAL FIT aftermarket item, and as such, you have to make it work for you, use common sense to install it, and buy it, go ahead, you'll be happy you did. My baby is a 2017 ecoboost 6 spd manual w/ Perf. Pack.Helpful (17)
August 19, 2017
great product if it fit right
Product is awesome but there is not enough wiggle room to get it installed 100 correct.Helpful (15)
August 02, 2017
Great Product weakly made
In terms of what the product is for it's a great blanket it retails heat well keeps the engine bag cooler. It looks nice and is easy somewhat to install. The only knock I have on it. Is that it rips rather too easy. I would have preferred double stitching on it.Helpful (16)
April 23, 2017
Will not fit OEM Ecoboost Turbo.
Will not fit over the OEM Ecoboost Turbo. Wasted $$$ and time to try to install this turbo blanket.Helpful (22)
May 04, 2016
Outstanding. Fits Perfectly. Underhood Temps Dropped By 20 Degrees.Helpful (18)
I tried to install a much more expensive titanium blanket . It would not begin to fit. There are oil lines and even a small canister in the way on my 2015. I had to return it. Here one guys it was an easy fit another ,like me. says it won't fit. Which is it ? I would to use a blanket but I don't see how it will fit without taking everything off the turbo and making holes in the blanket.
The SR Performance T3 Carbon Fiber Turbo Blanket is a universal fit cover for T3 Turbos. If the turbo is not a T3 Turbo, such as common turbo styles like a T4 Turbo, or OEM turbos like those found on an ecoboost modifications or a different turbo blanket would be required.
(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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