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I saw that Madness Autoworks is offering up a turbo blanket for the 124...what do you guys think about the use of one???...they have been around forever...I have never used one...looking for opinions...;)
I feel like if you have the stock air box, or EC V4 intake there would be no benefit to the blanket. I kind of understand how engine bay heat could effect your intercooler, but where is the 124 intercooler?
 

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Ideally, the blanket would be installed up against the turbine. The PTP blanket I had for my Dart (same motor and turbo) had no smoking/burning issues. I prefer the materials used by PTP for their blankets, and I wish they had one for the 124.

Here's a pic of the PTP blanket on my Dart

I actually called PTP on Friday to inquire about a blanket and the lady on the phone, pretty sure her name was Ashley, said that they are developing a blanket, but have trouble finding a car, a turbo, or even a heat shield to work with. She even went as far as to say that they intended the product to be at market already but they are trying everything to get a car. If you're in the Austin area, I would give them a call and see if you can help out. ;)
 

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Installed the PTP today. Pretty easy, bottom bolt was a little cranky though. Super careful when I replaced it not to drop it. Easy project goes south fast when you have to lift the car and remove the belly pan to retrieve a part. Not that I have done that ;)

Didn't notice and smell or smoke.

Looking at images the PTP does seem to provide more coverage that other blankets I have seen.
I for sure dropped that bottom bolt twice, LUCKLY they dropped straight through and I picked them off the floor, cleaned the dust off and tried again.

I also had no smoke or smell.
 

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Looking at the website for PTP there is no specific 124 blanket. Did you order the 500 blanket?
I did not. There is a 124 spider specific blanket, maybe you missed it. Here's a direct link. I know the URL says Fiat 500 all over it, but on the page you will see at the top it is for the 124 spider. And it is a completely different blanket then the 500 or Dodge Dart. Part # FPRO35-103-01

https://www.ptpturboblankets.com/co...-fiat-500-abarth-500t-500l-turbo-blanket-lava
 
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