Heat can be a nuisance in a build, and can be something that will wreak havoc on other parts on the vehicle. Heat can melt wires, hoses, and make the interior warmer in spots where it does not need to be.
The exhaust produces the most heat on a vehicle with the tubes running under the body that heat can transfer to the interior. We spoke with Dan Stark from Design Engineering (DEI) about its Under Carpet Lite line of sound absorbing and insulation.
“This line of products is a thermal barrier and sound absorber. You put it under the carpet and it stops that heat transfer from the exhaust. As for sound absorber it is like putting a couch in an empty apartment, it sucks up some of the noise from anything in the vehicle,” Stark began to explain.
Stark continued by saying, “It is multi-layered of composite material for maximum insulation, is light weight, and insulates up to 85 percent of unwanted heat, while only being 1/2-inch thick.”
Another new product that DEI brought to the PRI Show was the Onyx Series turbo heat shields. “We added a couple of new colors for aesthetic reasons, but they still provide the same performance. The shield doubles as a protective barrier to heat generated from the turbo,” Stark spoke about their new product.
DEI has heat under control with their full line of products. For more information about everything they offer check out its website.