96 accord: Sorry, I didn't mean to compare wastegate flutter to my rattle. I honestly don't really know what wastegate flutter sounds like. Shortly after I upgraded to Stage 2, I noticed the sound and did a little reading on these forums and one of the most common answers I got was, "The sound you're hearing is most likely wastegate flutter," so I just assumed that's what it was. The rattle that I was hearing before is definitely gone, but I'm sure there's still a little bit of wastegate flutter - I still don't know exactly what that sounds like. The thing my heatshield was rubbing against very well could be my wastegate arm - I don't know. And I believe your heat shield is different than mine. I just ordered my part from the cheapest place I could find it and assumed it would work. But shit happens and parts get mixed up, so I don't blame the company who made it or the place I ordered it from. Other than that one obvious point of contact, it seems to fit fine now.
SuBeast: Yep, I paid $50.00 for it from Boostbuddy.com Home Page
and I think I had free shipping, but I can't remember. And yes, you can make your own turbo heat shield for less money, but I took the lazy way out because I preferred to have some bling under my hood - and it matches my downpipe, so that's my excuse. You can actually modify (cut) your stock turbo heat shield, but that thing is fugly in my opinion and I decided to keep mine in tact in case I ever wanted to put my car back to stock to sell it. I very well could have been sent an older version of the turbo heat shield, but I have no way of knowing. In a way, it was my own fault for not thoroughly checking clearances when I installed it. I'm sure I would have noticed how close it was to the metal tube, but I was just happy to have everything back together at the time.
zmanoside: Yeah, I wish mine had that notch taken out. It would have saved me a little trouble, but I think everything's good now. I'm glad you looked at yours though, because if your turbo heat shield was rubbing a notch in your metal line, I bet you'd be pretty happy you read this and I'd feel good for helping a fellow Subie out