DEI Cuts The Heat From Your C5, C6 Or C7’s Transmission Tunnel

We all love being in our Corvettes, but finding yourself snuggled between the sun and your Corvette’s transmission tunnel can be a less-than-cool experience. To make the Corvette ride as low as it does, Chevrolet made use of the space in the center of the car, and wedged the exhaust system into the available space just below the driveshaft. This puts the exhaust system further from the ground, but closer to you, and that’s exactly why you need Design Engineering Inc.’s transmission tunnel plate heat shield kit.

The driveshaft rides above the exhaust, deep within the transmission tunnel, and the heat from the exhaust and catalytic converters is separated from the driveshaft (and the interior of the vehicle) by a plate bolted into the transmission tunnel. While this does a fair job at limiting the extreme, radiating heat from the exhaust, over time, heat soak takes over, and the heat from underneath the car can be felt inside the cabin.

The DEI kit installs without any drilling or cutting and puts a heat-resisting layer between the exhaust and the interior of your Corvette.

To counter this occurrence, Design Engineering Inc. (DEI) has used its knowledge of how to eliminate heat, and designed a transmission tunnel heat-shield kit for fifth, sixth, and seventh-generation Corvettes. The kit uses the factory bolts as well as “an aggressive adhesive backing” to keep all the pieces where you put them. There is no drilling required, and no need to remove the trans tunnel plate.

Now, no matter how much or how fast you like to enjoy your Corvette, with this new transmission tunnel plate heat shield kit, you can be as cool as you look while driving your Corvette!

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Andy Bolig

Andy has been intrigued by mechanical things all of his life and enjoys tinkering with cars of all makes and ages. Finding value in style points, he can appreciate cars of all power and performance levels. Andy is an avid railfan and gets his “high” by flying radio-controlled model airplanes when time permits. He keeps his feet firmly grounded by working on his two street rods and his supercharged C4 Corvette. Whether planes, trains, motorcycles, or automobiles, Andy has immersed himself in a world driven by internal combustion.
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