I plan on going stage 2 in the future. And can't decide which of these routes I wanna go.
I'm cautious about the wraps since they can fatigue the metal and shorten the life of the downpipe.
I'm more interested in the blankets offered by Perrin. But will they have the same effect as the wraps and be too effective and fatigue the steel as well? I know they have a little air gap inside. Would the blanket on the turbo negatively affect it as well and possibly shorten the life? I know I can get one for the uppipe as well and install the blanket with it already installed. I just don't want to have the same effect as the wraps.
Finally, would I be best with a turbo heat shield? I know this would be the least effective at protecting from heat soak, but it wouldn't have the negative effects of the wraps.
I just don't want to go stage 2 and not protect the TMIC and engine bay from the extra heat. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!