Turbo Up-Pipe Thermal Shields
Getting my Invidia [cat-less] turbo up-pipe installed on my '04 WRX on Jun 25, and it was suggested I wrap and coat the pipe as part of the installation.
I believe the concept for heat shielding is to reduce thermal losses prior to the turbo to optimize it's function, but [B]is this recommendation because the OEM turbo up-pipe has shields that can't be reused with the Invidia item?[/B]
Also, do I really need to wrap AND coat the turbo up-pipe, or [B]is wrapping sufficient for a daily driver with occasional track use?[/B]
Wrapping should be fine. The stock shields aren't the greatest, it can't hurt to wrap it while you have the opportunity.
After wrapping you should give it a good heavy coat of sealer. It is made specially for exhaust wrap and comes in black or titanium colors.
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