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#1 Old 06-09-2013, 08:36 PM
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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 is this recommendation because the OEM turbo up-pipe has shields that can't be reused with the Invidia item?

Also, do I really need to wrap AND coat the turbo up-pipe, or is wrapping sufficient for a daily driver with occasional track use?
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Wrapping should be fine. The stock shields aren't the greatest, it can't hurt to wrap it while you have the opportunity.
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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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