Why Trucks Need Exhaust Heat Wraps Under Their Hoods

Truck engines generate a significant amount of heat while running. While generating heat is a necessary byproduct of an engine’s operation, it can be detrimental to the overall performance of your truck. Exhaust heat wraps can address problems and improve the overall performance of your vehicle. Davlyn Manufacturing Co. proudly develops customized exhaust wrap solutions for major truck original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

How Exhaust Heat Wraps Help Truck Exhaust Systems

Exhaust heat wraps are made out of flexible heat resistant material. When properly installed, they essentially insulate the heat generated by the truck’s engine and contain it in the exhaust system. As a result, the overall heat under the truck’s hood is reduced, protecting other parts of the vehicle and allowing it to run more efficiently.  Below are some of the reasons why exhaust heat wraps should be installed in every truck:

  • Reduces Heat Under the Hood

It’s true that heat is necessary to make a truck run, but too much heat can be a problem. When the temperature gets too high under the hood, a cascade of additional dilemmas can follow. Containing heat to the exhaust system of the vehicle can prevent overheating under the hood, and maintain radiant heat at a safe level. Various reports have shown that heat wraps reduced the temperature under the hood up to 50%, thereby safeguarding the vehicle from excessive radiant heat.

  • Protects Other Components of the Vehicle

This benefit goes hand-in-hand with reduced hood temperature. While the exhaust system of a vehicle can withstand extreme temperatures, not all components of a truck can. Delicate parts, such as wires, cables, and other electrical components, need to be protected from heat, or they are at risk of being damaged. Reduction of hood temperature ensures that these systems operate in cooler temperature, thus prolonging their life and improving their efficiency.

  • Increases Efficiency of the Engine and Exhaust System

Many drivers argue that the truck engine is the most valuable component of the vehicle. While it’s true that the engine is built to endure extreme temperatures, it does not necessarily mean that all aspects of the engine are capable of withstanding that heat. Engine parts that are more vulnerable to high temperatures, such as valve covers, benefit greatly from the protection offered by exhaust heat wraps. By shielding other aspects of the engine from high temperature, the quality and integrity of the truck’s engine will last significantly longer.

Additionally, heat wraps retain heat within the exhaust system, which means that they also consequently increase the temperature of the exhaust gas. This effectively improves the flow of these gases as they navigate through the exhaust system. As a result, this promotes ideal exhaust scavenging effects and improves fuel efficiency.

  • Overall Performance Benefits

The addition of exhaust heat wraps to a truck will provide all-around performance benefits and boost consistency in the vehicle. Most notably, heat wraps can generate more horsepower by preventing heat dissipation and increasing the flow of exhaust gasses. As the temperature of exhaust gases rise, the less dense they become. This allows the gases to travel through the exhaust system at higher rates of speed. The higher velocity in which exhaust gases travel through the exhaust system, the more power is generated by the vehicle.  Furthermore, the improved scavenging effect also helps lower intake temperatures because it cools the temperature surrounding the engine and consequently increases the engine’s overall power.

Improve Your Truck’s Performance with Davlyn’s Exhaust Heat Wraps

Exhaust heat wraps do wonders for regulating your truck’s internal temperature and improving the performance of your vehicle. They not only promote the efficiency and power capacity of a truck’s engine and exhaust system, but they also guard other components of the vehicle from heat-related damage. For these reasons, exhaust heat wraps are an essential accessory to any truck to ensure it runs smoothly and effectively for years.

Contact us today to learn more about our exhaust heat wraps and sleeves.