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Fidrat 10-19-2013 10:24 AM

Favorite heat shield
 
What is everyones favorite aftermarket heat shield and why?

boo-key bear 10-19-2013 11:02 AM

Stock modified to fit a dp or turbo blanket. I think the aftrmarket ones are more bling than function. Not saying they are useless, just not as functional as the above mentioned.

the RIOT act 10-19-2013 01:50 PM

Too funny, I just pulled my OE one out of the basement last night. Planned on modding it to work tonight. Prob install it tomorrow. I've only had a blanket on mine until now. Just too busy all the time to mod it.

The OE one fits best OP and actually covers the turbo. All the aftermarket ones are pretty useless. With VERY minimal mods the OE will bolt right back on.


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brfatal 10-19-2013 02:51 PM

A blanket is best. Then the stock shield. The SPT is ornamental and supposed to be installed on top of the factory shield. The Cusco, Cobb, and GS heat shield all have less coverage than the stock one. There was an old one that worked very well but it's no longer made and only worked with the stock GD WRX TMICs. The Speed Monkee Chimney Heatshield.

BLAZE2099 10-19-2013 07:47 PM

I liked my Cobb once john gave me the bracket I was missing;)

psinuse 10-19-2013 08:57 PM

[quote=brfatal;376922] The Speed Monkee Chimney Heatshield.[/quote]

Those still pop up on Ebay once in a while...$170 or so

Modified stock one is my personal fav...yes it will fit a 20g, just needs some help.:beatentod

arewmors 10-19-2013 09:08 PM

I trimmed my stock shield when I installed my Cobb dp. It was pretty simple to do.

man show 10-20-2013 12:21 PM

Two of my biggest regrets were buying Cobb's turbo heat shield and GrimmSpeed's turbo heat shield. Although they both looked really good, they didn't perform nearly as well as a modified stock heat shield would have. I ended up recycling my stock heat shield because it had some surface rust and the Cobb heat shield because I scratched it pretty bad at my local scrap yard for a few cents and I sold my GrimmSpeed heat shield. I currently have a Prosport turbo blanket and I'm pretty happy with that.

Nathan21 10-20-2013 02:30 PM

What r you guys meaning by "modifying" your stock one?

arewmors 10-20-2013 02:56 PM

Check this out man. It's a DIY how to modify the heat shield. I used this myself when I modded my stock one.

[url]http://www.iwsti.com/forums/how-install/165892-how-cut-you-stock-turbo-heat-shield-fit-bell-mouth-dp.html[/url]

the RIOT act 10-20-2013 05:29 PM

That's the exact one I used last night for reference. Def a good write up. I'm in the process of painting mine black now. Should have it back on this week sometime.

And by the looks of the OP's avatar I'm guessing the fab work needed may be a little different than ours. I'm sure there's a how to for bug eyes too.


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the RIOT act 10-20-2013 05:43 PM

I got the perfect vinyl to put on top of my shield too :D

[edit] WTF the pic didn't attach...





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the RIOT act 10-20-2013 05:46 PM

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We need to be able to go into one of our comments and still add pics/video like we originally can. It would prevent this post...just sayin!

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arewmors 10-20-2013 05:48 PM

^Love that sticker!

the RIOT act 10-20-2013 05:55 PM

It'll be perfectly placed ontop of the shield. I'm cool with vinyls...as long as it's in the bay area only.


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