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    Turbo Heat shield

    Just ordered the 11 wrx. Is the heat shield worth the cost? Thanks

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    The only reason you would need a heat shield is if you replaced the downpipe and the stock heat shield will not fit over it. Even then you could always just cut the stock heat shield to fit.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguellaka
    Just ordered the 11 wrx. Is the heat shield worth the cost? Thanks
    Turbo heat shield? You have one stock.

    In previous years, the SPT turbo heat shield could be purchased at an extra cost. It was a form > function thing, however. It was used in conjunction with the OE heat shield to provide a cleaner look to the engine bay.
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    Nice pictures and nice cutting! I just took a hack saw went all the way around instead of stopping where you did, looks and probably works better than mine.
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    The SPT heatshield is merely meant to be an aesthetic piece.

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    Are you replacing the downpipe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yamaha_rider619 View Post
    Nice pictures and nice cutting! I just took a hack saw went all the way around instead of stopping where you did, looks and probably works better than mine.
    I cut mine in a very similar way to those pics but cut off a little less and added a curve to the horizontal cut. I then cut my finger on it, so I made sure my cuts were de-burred, etc...
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    Nice cut! I hacked the crap out my OEM shield and to pay for a Cobb shield.
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    My Cobb one...worth the 50 bucks to me.

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    OK...Will probably cancel that portion of the order. Did not realize it was just for show. Thanks. Save $117.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stlgrndskeeper View Post
    Nice cut! I hacked the crap out my OEM shield and to pay for a Cobb shield.
    A Dremel with a "heavy duty" cutting wheel made quick work of mine, quick, straight cuts.
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