Innovation and progress are two concepts that we devote a lot of effort to here at Fabspeed, which is why you will often see products being updated constantly after the original version is released. By integrating new technologies and practices as they become available, we are able to ensure that our products are constantly at the cutting edge of performance and durability.
Such is the case with our line of McLaren downpipes – including our Catbypass Pipes and our world-famous Sport Catalytic Converters. We are proud to announce that all of our McLaren downpipes now come equipped with refractory ceramic heat blankets to insulate the heat from the exhaust components as well as ease the installation procedure.
If you already have a set of Fabspeed downpipes, fret not! Our previous iteration was designed to utilize the factory OEM heat shields, so you’re still protected! The biggest difference is that our new heat blankets not only outperform the factory heat shields, but that installation now becomes a breeze. In order to utilize the factory OEM heat shields, you had to carefully remove them from the engine bay and then remount them on the Fabspeed downpipes, which added time to the install. It was also quite a feat to get them back in the engine bay once the shields were installed.
Our new-low profile heat blankets come pre-installed, and the entire piece slips easily into position in the engine bay, requiring only the lower clamshell around the catalytic converters to be re-used from the factory heat shield.
Fabspeed’s heat blankets consist of a 13mm thick ceramic fiber refractory matt interior rated to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. A stainless steel mesh over-liner covers the ceramic insulation that makes direct contact with exhaust pipes. The basalt fabric exterior cover is sewn with stainless steel mesh covering all of the edges. The blankets are installed and held in place using high quality stainless steel spring fasteners.
Fabspeed’s McLaren exhaust products are hand-fabricated at our facility in Fort Washington, PA, by dedicated and talented craftsmen, and are backed by the Fabspeed Limited Lifetime Warranty. Premium quality HJS catalytic converter cores provide maximum performance and emissions scrubbing while offering hassle-free reliability.
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding fitment, expected power gains, lead times, etc. I’m here to make sure that you get the perfect setup to meet all of your performance and excitement goals, so let’s chat!