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Old 07-25-2018, 07:37 PM   #1
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Insulating exhaust pipe

I have been thinking about insulating my exhaust pipe to limit how much heat comes up through the floor. I have insulated my walls and roof so everything is great when I drive. When I am sitting the back heats up because I only have some thick rubber mat on the floor. I havent decided what I want for flooring yet.

I figure I could get a couple rolls of the fiberglass they use on motorcycle exhausts.

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Old 07-25-2018, 08:48 PM   #2
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Quite a few folks have wrapped the downpipe. One of the better mods IMO. These are the definitive threads for heat management:

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Old 07-25-2018, 08:52 PM   #3
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I like the idea. The temps in the back of my van seem to go up 10deg's or so when I stop, and I have a rubber mat with carpet padding and carpet on top. Even then, the heat soaks through. I assume most of the heat comes from the exhaust, with the majority from the converter and then the muffler. I wonder if you can wrap the converter and muffler too?
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Old 07-26-2018, 12:23 AM   #4
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There was a guy on the diesel forum that wrapped his entire exhaust including a turbo blanket and noticed lower cabin temps, lower cabin noise and quicker throttle response.
He has/had a full stainless 4 inch steel turbo back system.
(I haven't seen any post from him in a long time...)
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:59 AM   #5
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I wraped mine down till to the first (and only) muffler. I did not feel noticable change in response or noise. But for shure less temperatur at the dog house.
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Old 07-30-2018, 01:03 AM   #6
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I wrapped to the cat.
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Old 08-01-2018, 02:00 AM   #8
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I have the 6.0 Diesel. It used to get hot at the dog house in the cab. I wrapped everything I could. Also insulated the oil cooler lines next to the exhaust (seems logical not to heat the oil).

Itís morecomfortable in the drivers seatnow.
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