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#1 Old 04-29-2007, 04:35 PM
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SPT Turbo Heat Shield

Hey Guys I was wondering if anyone has purchased the SPT Turbo Heat Shield?? I know it helps keep the temp from the turbo to the IC low. And, if you have how easy was it to install? It sits left of the IC, right? I'm thinking about getting it. Thanks for any info!
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#2 Old 04-30-2007, 09:20 AM
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I didnt buy the SPT heat hsield, but I do have the cobb heat shield, and it looks like their installed the same way. It was easy. You just use the OEM heat shield bolts.
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Getting the stocky out is easy, so the install of the SPT will be easy as well. Are you going for bling factor ? If not, a slightly better option may be to simply keep the stock heat shield which is very functional and add a snail blanket.
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The SPT shield fits better than the COBB one does. Either way, they are super easy to install. Just make sure you don't skimp on the bolts, a couple of them are a bit tough to get to, because that sucker will rattle your ears off if you leave any of the bolts out.

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The install for an SPT turbo heat shield is a piece of cake...only 1 bolt to deal with...no vibrations either.



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If anyone has measurements, or can point me in the direction of them could you please PM the site or the measurements for both the turbo and the air-intake heat shields? I work with metal and parts fabrication all the time for helicopters. Im going to Iraq and would like to start making a few of these for myself and others local to me. All help is greatly appreciate thanks.
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Installing the SPT Turbo Heat shield is a piece of cake. I actually installed the SPT turbo heat shield and the SPT radiator shroud in my 07 WRX LTD in like 15 mins. Like stated before all you have to do is remove the intercooler's one mounting bolt and then lift up slightly on the intercooler to slide the heat shield into place. Then just feed the bolt through the hole on top of the heat shield tighten it down and voila you are done. By the way, peolpe are stating that you have to remove your OEM turbo heat shield. That is not the case with the SPT one. It actually bolts onto the intercooler mounting bracket which I stated before and it basically sits maybe 3/4 of an inch or more overtop of the OEM heat shield. Thus now you have two heat shield and seeing as the SPT one is made of stainless steel it does a good job at reducing the heat put of by the turbo and the OEM heat shield, thus resulting in a lot less heat to the intercooler.
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Hey Guys does anyone know if the SPT Turbo heat shield fits over the Invidia V4 DP? or does the COBB fit better? Thanks!
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it will fit, the spt one mount to the IC bracket and the cobb mounts to the stock heat shield bracket on the DP, here is a picture of the one that I made out of 1/8 inch 6061 aluminum, it mounts like the SPT one
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I went with the cobb shield.
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I have a question about these. It seems like some of you may have put the SPT heat shield on your 02-05 WRX's.

The Subaru parts website said they only fit 04-07 STI's and 06-07 WRX's. Can anyone verify this?
https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...oducts_id=1167

P.S. Cobb no longer sells their heat shield. Does anyone know why this is?
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I found out that you can use the SPT heat shield on 02-05 WRX's. You just have to get a new bolt that looks like the intercooler bolt and attach the shield to the empty hole on the intercooler mounting bracket.

Bolt Specifications:
M10x1.25 with a 12mm head and a shoulder.

Also, I was told by Cobb that they stopped making the heat shield b/c of the economic downturn. So I bought the SPT.
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Really? They can't cut and bend a piece of metal and sell it for 50 bucks? I would think that would help them out. I can't imagine they're taking a loss on that product. I thought people were buying it. Stupid economy.

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My thoughts exactly. If you've already got the machines to make it, why not keep making it.

Here is the list of discontinued Items:

-211315 Cobb 98-01 RS / 02-07 WRX (w/ factory short throw kit) Short Shifter
-211317 Cobb 04-05 FXT Short Shifter
-211320 Cobb Subaru 5 speed Bushings
-211325 Cobb Subaru Rear Shifter Bushing
-211350 Cobb Subaru 02-09 WRX & RS 5 speed Shift Knob
-212315 Cobb 02-07 WRX / 02-07 RS (w/o factory short throw kit) Short Shifter
-213315 Cobb 04-07 built up through Feb 2007 STi Short Shifter
-213320 Cobb Subaru 04-09 STi 6 speed Bushings
-213350 Cobb Subaru 04-09 STi 6 speed Shift Knob
-215315 Cobb Late 07 (March 2007-2009) STi Short Shifter
-224315 Cobb 05+ LGT / 06+ FXT / 08 WRX Short Shifter
-224316 Cobb LGT Spec B 6 spd Short Shifter
-252315 Cobb Evo X Double Adjustable Short Shifter
-271300 Cobb 07-08 Mazdaspeed3 Shifter Weight
-271316 Cobb 07-08 Mazdaspeed3 Double Adjustable Short Shifter
-512500 Cobb 02-07 WRX / 08-09 STi Heat Sheild
-513500 Cobb 04-07 STi Heat Sheild
-524500 Cobb 05-08 LGT / 08 WRX Heat Sheild
-533100 Cobb 04-08 FXT Catback
-533301 Cobb 04-08 FXT Turboback Exhaust w/ Cat
-551100 Cobb 03-06 Evo 8/9 Catback Exhaust
-551300 Cobb 03-06 Evo 8/9 Turboback Exhaust w/o Cat
-551301 Cobb 03-06 Evo 8/9 Turboback Exhaust w/ Cat
-552200 Cobb 08+ Evo X Downpipe
-552202 Cobb 08+ Evo X Catted Test Pipe
-571100 Cobb Mazdaspeed 3 Catback Exhaust
-712150 Cobb 02-07 WRX/STi Intake Air Box
-724150 Cobb 05-07 LGT Intake Air Box
- 524100 Cobb LGT Catback Exhaust
- 524111 Cobb LGT Mid & Y Kit
- 524301 Cobb LGT Turbo-Back M/T
- 524311 Cobb LGT Turbo-Back A/T
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