Racecars get hot, and lots of times they transfer that heat to the driver, which can lead to discomfort and fatigue. Most often, it is exhaust tubing that transfers that heat to the cabin.
The new Stainless Steel Pipe Heat Shields from Design Engineering are designed to prevent burns while protecting the driver from uncomfortable heat. These he lightweight shields can be used for a wide variety of applications, including turbo down pipes, headers or any component of the exhaust system.
“Stainless Steel Pipe Heat Shields feature two layers of 304 stainless that encapsulate a high-temperature insulation material for the ultimate in heat control,” says Mike Buca of DEI. “Preformed with a curved shape to fit most any size pipe, they block heat and protect components better than factory shields.”
Offering up to a 2000 degrees Fahrenheit direct-temperature rating, the shields include half-inch standoffs with clamps that provide an air gap to the pipe and two stainless steel mounting clamps.
Available in two sizes, 4.5″x 8″and 6″x 12” the shields feature a stainless steel heat barrier material on the outside surfaces and an insulating inner layer, plus welded seams for strength and durability. $115 to $156.