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#1 Old 10-19-2013, 10:24 AM
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Favorite heat shield

What is everyones favorite aftermarket heat shield and why?

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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.

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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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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.
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I liked my Cobb once john gave me the bracket I was missing
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The Speed Monkee Chimney Heatshield.
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.

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

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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.

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

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

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/how-inst...-mouth-dp.html
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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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I got the perfect vinyl to put on top of my shield too

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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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^Love that sticker!

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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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