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    Question about the heat shield on the exhaust

    Does the heat shield need to be put back on after a aftermarket exhaust gets put on?

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    what heat shield are you talking about? If you are talking about the downpipe then no it well not go back on anyway.

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    yeah thats what i meant sorry

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    If you're talking about the one under the mid pipe (under the car, not the turbo heat shield), you can remove that one, too.
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    yeah to everything... the less stuff i have to put back on the better

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    One reason the one under the midpipe is there is to "prevent some heat transfer into the cabin floor." But primarily, it seems to be there just to block access, rub on your CBE, and carve skin off the back of your hands during installs. :-)
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    Do you need to put it back on? No

    Will you experience i/c heat soak without a turbo heat shield? Yes

    It's kind of all up to you if you want one of not. Are you willing to possibly experience heat soak? You can cut your stock one to fit aftermarket down pipes (pretty easy to do), or you could buy an aftermarket one. Cobb and Grimmspeed both make one. Either way, it's all up to you, but once again, you do not need one.

    Edit: My post is only referring to the turbo heat shield...if you're talking about the midpipe one, don't even worry about it.
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