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#1 Old 02-14-2006, 08:19 AM
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Uppipe Heatshields

When installing an aftermarket uppipe, does anyone retain the factory heatshields? Are there any models like the Bosal that have heatshields? I am concerned about the amount of heat generated by uppipes without heatshields. Should I be concerned?
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Very good question. And welcome


I had my heatshield removed. Grant it the heat soak is a issue and should be concerned. To be truthful my shield is off my car and I seem to run fine. It may be my best intrest to get an aftermarket heat shield. I would advise to get one, but can not comment on anything else due to the fact that I am guilty without having one.

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Thanks for the help, but I asked about the uppipe heatshields. I modified my downpipe heatshield to fit. I want to replace my stock uppipe, but have only found the Bosal to have heatshields. Do other uppipes reuse the stock heatshields or go without?
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Thanks for the help, but I asked about the uppipe heatshields. I modified my downpipe heatshield to fit. I want to replace my stock uppipe, but have only found the Bosal to have heatshields. Do other uppipes reuse the stock heatshields or go without?

Sorry me just blabbing on. I am not 100% sure of this for I have an 06 and we have no cats so on uppipe so on...so diff world. Sorry man

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Crucial has a high temp coating which eliminates the need for a heatshield. I went with invidia and wrapped it with header wrap. In the end it cost just as much as a crucial. Any Up will work. My personal preference is for a solid up. Just if it does not have heat shield mounts, wrap it.
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My uppipe heatshields are sitting in a box in my garage rusting away..

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My uppipe heatshields are sitting in a box in my garage rusting away..
+1 and my dp sheilds too.

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