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Turbo Heat Shielding - Blanket or Shield

Just replaced my turbo up-pipe with a cat-less item, and the WRX seems to rev easier and the power curve flattened out. It was a turbo reliability step primarily, but I'm happy with the improvement. Photo of the wrapped pipe is below, prior to installation.

We trashed the OEM heat shield opening it up though, as the fasteners had rusted after 9 years of heat cycling. So I'm seeking other turbo heat shielding options (see photos of blanket and shields below).

Are you guys running turbo blankets or heat shields and if so, what type and how do you like them?
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The blanket is the most effective one shown.

Of heatshields, stocks are by far the best ones. For example, both the Cobb and SPT are decorative shields more so than functional. The SPT one even instructs you to install it over the stock piece.
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I run a blanket myself. And brfatal pretty much summed the explination up of why. I def wouldn't spend the $80+ for the metal options.


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I currently run a modded stock heat shield, only because I haven't bought a blanket. You could also Cool Wrap the intercooler and heat wrap the down pipe as well...

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I run heatwrap painted with sealer on my downpipe, modified oem heat shield on my turbo, and thermal coating on my uppipe. kinda wish I had wrapped my uppipe and dumptube along with the thermal coating.

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Prosport turbo blanket for me. Works great.

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I have the grimme speed on mine was easy to install and haven't had any problems with it


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