Intake and heat shield question
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28

This is a discussion on Intake and heat shield question within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Im planning on getting either an SPT or Cobb intake for my car soon. I'm not looking for any performance ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    20

    Intake and heat shield question

    Im planning on getting either an SPT or Cobb intake for my car soon. I'm not looking for any performance gain, I just want the sound So my question is, should I just go with a turbo heat shield or would an intake shield be better?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Registered User teflon_jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    8000' up in Colorado
    Posts
    6,753
    What does the turbo heat shield have to do with the intake? There needs to be one on the car regardless of what intake or any other parts are being run.

    You also need to run an intake air shield with any intake to prevent it from being a hot air intake.

    You should look into the AEM intake instead of those two, though those two are the other two options on the market that are good. AEM makes the SPT intake fwiw.
    Scott
    Past Subies - '11 STI Limited stage 1+ and '04 STi stage 2+
    '13 Wrangler Rubicon - custom front bumper w/12k lb winch & off-road lights, skid plates, diff guards, etc.
    '04 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2 clone 600 HP/TQ
    '77 F-150 heavily modded for off-roading

  4. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    20
    I meant an aftermarket turbo shield like a cobb or spt. I was looking at those two just because I won't need a tune for them

  5. #4
    Registered User Soobvirgin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    865
    Tune for a turbo heat shield? Eh?

    I have the SPT heat shield. Not convinced it does anything.

  6. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    20
    Quote Originally Posted by Soobvirgin View Post
    Tune for a turbo heat shield? Eh?

    I have the SPT heat shield. Not convinced it does anything.
    Ok, that was also kindo of confusing, I just ment with those two intake systems I wouldnt need a tune....not for the shield

  7. #6
    Registered User Soobvirgin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    865
    Quote Originally Posted by dragon wagon View Post
    Ok, that was also kindo of confusing, I just ment with those two intake systems I wouldnt need a tune....not for the shield
    Ohhh... gotcha

  8. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    20
    Quote Originally Posted by Soobvirgin View Post
    Ohhh... gotcha
    I not taht nooob

  9. #8
    and the Funky Bunch Calvinball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Philly Area
    Posts
    5,975
    Quote Originally Posted by dragon wagon View Post
    Ok, that was also kindo of confusing, I just ment with those two intake systems I wouldnt need a tune....not for the shield
    What year is your car?
    - Will
    First Mods: What to do and what not to do
    Current Car: 2014 Golf TDI
    Previous Cars:2012 WRB WRX Hatch, 2004 RSX-S, 1998 Grand Prix GTP
    "Isn't it amazing how smart you feel when you just aren't being stupid?"

  10. #9
    Registered User teflon_jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    8000' up in Colorado
    Posts
    6,753
    Quote Originally Posted by Soobvirgin View Post
    Tune for a turbo heat shield? Eh?

    I have the SPT heat shield. Not convinced it does anything.
    A turbo heat shield is a critical part of maintaining optimal turbo performance. You won't notice it ever doing anything, nor will you notice any difference if you don't have one unless you ran extensive dyno tests. But they are absolutely necessary.
    Scott
    Past Subies - '11 STI Limited stage 1+ and '04 STi stage 2+
    '13 Wrangler Rubicon - custom front bumper w/12k lb winch & off-road lights, skid plates, diff guards, etc.
    '04 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2 clone 600 HP/TQ
    '77 F-150 heavily modded for off-roading

  11. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    20
    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    What year is your car?

    Its an 04 right now all stock minus a CBE which is why I was looking to stay away from getting a tune untill i can go UP, DP and an Accessport

  12. #11
    Subaru Newb MainFrame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Texas, United States
    Posts
    8,162
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    A turbo heat shield is a critical part of maintaining optimal turbo performance. You won't notice it ever doing anything, nor will you notice any difference if you don't have one unless you ran extensive dyno tests. But they are absolutely necessary.


    Not to mention it's vital safety equipment.. you would never know it's doing its job, until your car doesn't catch on fire.

  13. #12
    Registered User Soobvirgin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    865
    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    A turbo heat shield is a critical part of maintaining optimal turbo performance. You won't notice it ever doing anything, nor will you notice any difference if you don't have one unless you ran extensive dyno tests. But they are absolutely necessary.
    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Not to mention it's vital safety equipment.. you would never know it's doing its job, until your car doesn't catch on fire.

    I wasn't saying that a turbo heat shield isn't necessary. But the SPT heat shield gets installed over the stock shield, it doesn't replace it. My point was that I'm not convinced adding the second shield has any benefit.

  14. #13
    and the Funky Bunch Calvinball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Philly Area
    Posts
    5,975
    Quote Originally Posted by dragon wagon View Post
    Its an 04 right now all stock minus a CBE which is why I was looking to stay away from getting a tune untill i can go UP, DP and an Accessport
    If you get an intake, you will need to tune for that.
    - Will
    First Mods: What to do and what not to do
    Current Car: 2014 Golf TDI
    Previous Cars:2012 WRB WRX Hatch, 2004 RSX-S, 1998 Grand Prix GTP
    "Isn't it amazing how smart you feel when you just aren't being stupid?"

  15. #14
    Registered User teflon_jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    8000' up in Colorado
    Posts
    6,753
    Quote Originally Posted by Soobvirgin View Post
    I wasn't saying that a turbo heat shield isn't necessary. But the SPT heat shield gets installed over the stock shield, it doesn't replace it. My point was that I'm not convinced adding the second shield has any benefit.
    Are you sure about that? I believe it replaces the stock shield. If it does go over the stock heat shield, it will definitely have a significant benefit. It's like doubling the insulation on your house. It will not only keep more heat in the turbo, but prevent that much more heat soak into the intercooler.
    Scott
    Past Subies - '11 STI Limited stage 1+ and '04 STi stage 2+
    '13 Wrangler Rubicon - custom front bumper w/12k lb winch & off-road lights, skid plates, diff guards, etc.
    '04 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2 clone 600 HP/TQ
    '77 F-150 heavily modded for off-roading

  16. #15
    Gold Member lokey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Crofton, MD
    Posts
    2,177
    I Support ClubWRX
    This is much better than any heat shield. - PTP Turbo Blankets

    Even better, use this in conjunction with a heat shield.

    As for the intake, I'd go with the Cobb SRI (w/ the air box of course).
    * * PART-OUT IN PROGRESS. SEE FIRST POST. EMAIL REASONABLE OFFERS TO GREG.LOKEY@GMAIL * *

    Greg

    Build Thread
    ProTuned Stage 3ish '11 WRX Ltd HB (SWP) ~ 354 awhp 404 ft-lb tq on E85
    Friends don't let friends drive Mitsubishis.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •