New Vehicle-Specific Truck Insulation Kits from DEI

AVON LAKE, OH (12.01.2021) – Design Engineering, Inc. is leading the way in vehicle-specific heat and sound control with new custom-cut damping and insulation kits for late-1960s to late-’90s General Motors pickup models.

CNC-cut for a precise fit, the kits offer superior thermal insulating properties, thanks to a blend of high-tech composite materials. Install the damping kit first to reduce noise and vibration, then finish with the insulation kit for total in-cabin comfort.

“Using a combination of our proven Boom Mat Under Carpet Lite and 2mm damping material, we offer an effective and affordable solution to unwanted heat and noise in easy-to-install, pre-cut, vehicle-specific kits,” says Mike Buca of DEI. “Each kit includes the correct material to cover specific interior areas including floors, firewalls, headliners, trunks and more.”

Packaged using the right amount of material to control vibrations and eliminate undesirable sounds such as tire, road and engine noise, the kits also block heat from the engine bay and hot exhausts.

The economical insulation solutions are lightweight for performance applications, with vehicle-specific kits available for:

1967-’72 Chevrolet/GMC Regular-Cab Pickups
(#50025 Interior Kit#50024 Interior Damping Kit)
1973-’87 Chevrolet/GMC Regular-Cab Pickups
(#50026 Interior Kit#50027 Interior Damping Kit)
1988-’98 Chevrolet/GMC Extended-Cab Pickups
(#50023 Interior Kit#50022 Damping Kit

For more information about Vehicle-Specific GM Truck Insulation Kits and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit

DEI Releases 2022 Full Line Catalog

AVON LAKE, OH (11.10.2021) – Design Engineering Inc. has introduced its new 2022 Full Line Catalog, containing complete information on its entire line of innovative heat and sound control solutions for any automotive project. Request your digital or print copy today.

From vehicle-specific to universal application solutions, powersports kits to exhaust wraps and heat protective sleevings, DEI thermal and noise control products are the choice for professional builders and DIY mechanics looking to keep their rides cool and comfortable.

“Technology has allowed us to create the most innovative, high-quality solutions to heat and sound control problems, and we’re excited to share all of the updates in our new 2022 Full Line Catalog,” says Mike Buca of DEI. “3D scanning and CNC machining mean the fit and finish of DEI components are second to none, and we invite builders to explore all that we can provide.”

The 60-page catalog features nearly 30 new products and more than 80 new part numbers for race and street performance. Featured products include vehicle-specific insulation kits, high quality heat reflective tapes and sprays, headliner insulator, engine and interior heat barriers, sensor covers, and a growing collection of motorcycle and powersports components and side-by-side heat barrier kits.

These new products join DEI’s long list of proven heat and sound control solutions, including its popular exhaust wraps, turbo heat shields, plug boot and wire protectors, extreme heat barriers and wide range of interior components, plus information on the company’s tools and accessories, safety products, and even marketing materials for retailers.

“For over 25 years now, Design Engineering has been known for producing exceptional-quality heat and sound control products,” Buca says. “Request our new catalog and see all of the ways we can work together on your next project.”

DEI’s 2022 Full Line Catalog can be downloaded from the company’s website at

For a printed copy, call (800) 264-9472 or email

New Double-Sided Adhesive Transfer Tape from Design Engineering

AVON LAKE, OH (10.20.2021) – Bring your heat and sound barrier projects together with Adhesive Transfer Tape from Design Engineering, Inc.

DEI’s Adhesive Transfer Tape is a very aggressive, pressure-sensitive, double-sided tape designed to bond substrates while maintaining a high-tack level. Use it to attach heat and sound barrier materials without the need for a spray adhesive.

“Adhesive Transfer Tape is a clean option for installing materials without the mess,” says Mike Buca, Product Manager at DEI. “Accurate placement of the adhesive allows for a clean, professional install.”

Available in single (#50205)- or dual-roll packs (#50207), the tape measures 3″ wide and comes in 32-foot lengths. Providing a high-strength, long-term bond, it can be used for scrim reinforcement, as it resists water, condensation, and aging. It is temperature-resistant from -22 to 248 degrees F.

DEI’s Adhesive Transfer Tape creates a quick and reliable seal for use in many other industries requiring the need for bonding, holding, and joining materials together. The tape can be applied to irregular surfaces.

For more information about Adhesive Transfer Tape and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit

Design Engineering Releases VW Beetle Firewall Insulation Kit

AVON LAKE, OH (09.23.2021) – Don’t let heat Bug you! Keep your VW Beetle nice and cool with a customized Firewall Heat Protection Kit from Design Engineering, Inc.

Custom cut for a direct fit, the three-piece kit is made from DEI’s Black Floor and Tunnel material and replaces the Beetle’s heavy, fragile factory tar boards. The kit installs easily for superior heat and sound protection.

“Don’t let excess temperatures keep you from enjoying your Bug in all weather conditions,” says Mike Buca of DEI. “Our VW Beetle Firewall Insulation Kit (#10046) reduces thermal intrusion from the engine compartment and lowers excessive noise levels for total driver and passenger comfort.”

The precision CNC-cut pieces feature high-temperature black polymer and a resin powder-coated textured aluminum skin with glass fiber matting for complete protection. They fit easily in place of the factory tar boards with a self-adhesive backing.

The kit works well with DEI’s pre-cut VW Beetle Floor Insulation Kit (# 51420)that reduces road noise for a quiet ride usually found only in big cars. Featuring DEI’s premium D-Mat™ insulation paired with Boom Mat sound-damping material, the kits are CNC-cut for a perfect fit and ease of installation.

For more information about the VW Beetle Firewall Insulation Kit, the VW Beetle Floor Insulation Kit and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit

DEI’s Black Seaming Tape Provides Several Solutions

AVON LAKE, OH (09.01.2021) – When it’s time to stick together, look for high-adhesive Black Seaming Tape (#10039) from Design Engineering, Inc.

Ideal for use with DEI’s popular Black Floor & Tunnel Shield kits, the durable tape also works great as a universal solution on wood, steel, aluminum, plastic and fiberglass. Use it to wrap and protect wires, cables, hoses, fuel lines, seams and more, providing protection from direct heat up to 400°F.

“Made with a glass fiber scrim and high-temperature adhesive, this durable black tape hides seams and edges on our Black Floor & Tunnel Shield or can be used by itself to add a quality, professional finish on interior heat and sound-control projects,” says Mike Buca, DEI Product Manager.

Offering excellent abrasion and solvent resistance, DEI’s Black Seaming Tape has a low profile at just 0.007″ thick, comes in 1.5″-by-15-foot lengths and is made in the USA.

By the numbers, the tape delivers:

Tensile strength: 175 lbs/in
Dielectric strength: 2500V
Adhesion to steel: 50oz/in
Adhesive: good to 311°F

For more information about Black Seaming Tape (# 10039) and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit

DEI Improves its High-Temp Spray Adhesive Formula

AVON LAKE, OH (07.21.2021) – When you need help in a sticky situation, turn to improved professional-grade Spray Adhesive from Design Engineering, Inc.

Now with even greater holding strength, DEI’s high-temperature Spray Adhesive is perfect for installing the company’s line of heat and sound control solutions, as well as other materials including foam, fabric, metal and wood, in automotive interior and related projects.

“Our improved formula makes for a very aggressive, high-build, pressure-sensitive adhesive designed to bond most substrates while maintaining a high level of tack,” notes Mike Buca of DEI. “The improved nozzle provides a web pattern spray for excellent coverage on all materials with a tack time of only two to four minutes and heat resistance up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.”

Featuring no ODS (ozone-depleting substances), the aggressive Spray Adhesive dries quickly and clear, is California compliant, and is made in the USA. It creates a strong heat- and water-resistant bond when installing thermal shielding, headliners, sound control materials, carpet and more.

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For more information about Spray Adhesive and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit

DEI Sponsors Drifter Adam LZ

AVON LAKE, OH (06.15.2021) – Design Engineering, Inc. has announced a new partnership with social media star and Formula DRIFT racer Adam LZ.

The talented driver and social media giant has nearly 3.2 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, more than 950,000 followers on Facebook and more than 1.2 million followers on Instagram.

“Partnering with racers like Adam LZ is what the DEI sponsorship program is all about,” said Will F. of Design Engineering, Inc. “Our relationship started with him using our heat and sound control products and has grown to where we are now working together to promote our brands and win races.”

DEI will offer products, tech support and service to LZ and his No. 5 LZMFG 2JZ powered Nissan Silvia S15 throughout the 2021 Formula DRIFT season.

“It’s been awesome getting to work with a company that I’ve already been using for so long,” LZ said. “We’ve found out about some pretty cool products I didn’t know existed—like their tranny tunnel shield—and have been coming up with new uses and purposes that are helping both us and our viewers.”

LZ’s YouTube channel documents his many adventures and has recently been welcoming viewers to a new Florida facility known as the LZ Compound, which he calls a “30-Acre Automotive Dream.” It includes more than 65,000 square feet of buildings that haven’t been used in more than five years.

The 25-year-old originally made a name for himself in BMX, which he used to fund his first drift car in 2015. He also enjoys Time Attack and off-road racing.

“For now, I’m pouring as many resources as I can into Formula DRIFT,” he noted. “It’s extremely fun, very challenging and very rewarding.”

For more information about DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit

Design Engineering Releases Honda Pioneer 700 & 700-4 Heat Shield Kit

AVON LAKE, OH (06.04.2021) – Tired of excessive heat radiating up through the seats of your Honda Pioneer 700 & 700-4? Design Engineering, Inc has the solution with a new Heat Control Kit.

Designed specifically for 2014-’21 Pioneer 700 & 700-4 (# 902110) models, the CNC-cut kit snugly fits Honda’s right-sized side-by-side and is easily removable if vehicle service is ever required. Installation is straightforward with CNC-cut pieces and no vehicle modifications required, and the pieces can be removed without damage, if needed.

“Our Honda Pioneer 700 & 700-4 Heat Shield Kit provides a much more comfortable ride by blocking excessive heat from the engine bay and lowering temperatures on the seats,” says Mike Buca of DEI.

Featuring DEI’s Extreme Heat Barrier material, the kits are constructed of 10-mil aluminum bonded to a finely woven layer of high-temperature-resistant glass fiber and an aggressive self-adhesive backing. Measuring just 3/16″ thick, the material can withstand radiant temperatures up to 1,750 degrees.

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For more information about the Honda Pioneer 700 & 700-4 Heat Shield Kit and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products for powersports applications, visit

Design Engineering Boom Mat Tape Adds Finishing Touch

AVON LAKE, OH (05.12.2021) – Add a finishing touch to any noise-blocking or sound-damping project with versatile Boom Mat Tape from Design Engineering, Inc.

Offering the same qualities as DEI’s Boom Mat damping material, multipurpose Boom Mat Tape helps reduce vehicle road-noise, sound system vibrations, rattles, dashboard plastic-to-plastic chafing and more. Use it to cover seams, fix leaks and to secure and protect cables, wires and lines.

“Boom Mat tape is for those hard-to-reach areas, as well as for covering wire and cable harnesses running on or along the sides of floorboards,” stated Mike Buca of DEI. “Cover seams and gaps on doors, floor pans, deck lids and trunk areas, to name just a few, or stick it anywhere spot coverage for vibration is needed.”

In fact, possibilities extend far beyond just vehicles, with plenty of in-home applications, such as applying Boom Mat Tape to the bottom of metal sinks to eliminate ringing, or on sump pump pipes to keep them from vibrating.

Simple to use, Boom Mat Tape requires no special tools for installation. The easy-to-cut material comfortably conforms to a variety of shapes and adheres to any metal, aluminum, fiberglass or plastic material, as well as many types of foam padding and fabrics.

Made from 2.5mm-thick butyl rubber with aluminum facing, Boom Mat Tape is offered in 2″-wide-by-20-foot black rolls (# 50215) as well as 1.5”-wide-by-20-foot silver rolls (# 50449). Simple peel-and-stick application is aided by an easy-to-remove clear release liner.

For more information about Boom Mat Tape and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit

DEI a Sponsor of 2021 One Lap of America

AVON LAKE, OH (04.30.2021) – Design Engineering, Inc. is supporting the 2021 Tire Rack One Lap of America presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, a unique weeklong drive-and-race event that covers 3,400 miles.

Piloting some of the world’s most advanced street cars, One Lap participants begin and end the event in South Bend, Indiana, following a circuitous route in between that takes them to facilities as far south as Avondale, Louisiana and then as far east as Summit Point, West Virginia.

Over the eight days of competition, drivers will test their overall skills in a variety of challenges including skid pad, autocross, drag strip, racetrack and highway transit. Teams are self-managed, have no support crews, and must start and finish on the same set of tires.

“We are excited to be a part of this annual historic event,” said Will Farkas, Social Media and Sponsorship Coordinator at DEI. “It really is a true test of endurance and vehicle preparation, and we’ll be offering a discount on our products for all 2021 One Lap of America race teams.”

Participating facilities include Tire Rack, Memphis International Raceway, Eagles Canyon Raceway, Grissom Air Reserve Base, NOLA Motorsports Park, Atlanta Motorsports Park, Lanier Raceplex, Summit Point Motorsports Park and GingerMan Raceway.

The event begins April 30 with driver registration and concludes May 8. Enthusiasts can follow along on Facebook and/or through available livestreams.

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