The armor is presumably made of metal, and helps Dread to absorb Max Steel's T.U.R.B.O. Energy through his chest. Depending the quantity of T.U.R.B.O. Energy that Miles Dread absorbed, he can turn into one different mode, know as Makino Mode, the upgraded version of Miles Dread T.U.R.B.O. Energy Mode. Also, when Miles Dread absorb enough energy, his armor will start to expand, and his body mass will increase considerably.