AVON LAKE, Ohio (Feb. 2, 2016) — Design Engineering Inc. (DEI) has rolled out its Speed Sleeves, designed to cover and protect primary exhaust header pipes and serve as both an insulator and radiant heat barrier.
According to DEI, excessive under-the-hood heat generated by exhaust pipes and headers can rob horsepower, reduce overall vehicle performance and put electrical components at risk for damage. The firm's new Speed Sleeves are designed to offer a time-saving alternative to completely wrapping headers and can also be used for spot heat protection on any pipe or manifold up to 2.5 inches in diameter.
Also sold as a kit, Speed Sleeves offer everything needed for a quick and simple install, DEI said, including an 8-inch wide exhaust wrap, locking fasteners and stainless steel locking ties. It is available for purchase in two color options — tan and black — and wrap sizes of 12 inches (four- or six-cylinder engine) or 16 inches (eight-cylinder engine).