That looks like the lower turbo heatshield. I just removed mine because it was rubbing on my new downpipe. The upper heatshield won't fit over aftermarket downpipes either. You can do like FFWRX said and get an aftermarket one, you can cut the stock one to fit (there are threads about how to do this around here somewhere), or you can just leave it off.
i took off my heatshield from my turbo about a week ago and ive noticed that my cooling fan doesnt come on as much, and it seems to work a little bit better. got my advice from a buddy who has had his off for most of the year!
me too, i guess the air scoop on the hood is good for 3 things... IC, cooling the turbo, and venting heat after use!!
and for people who havent look in the scoop, on the left side there is a slot for air to the turbo too
The stock upper heatshield works just the same as on the stock turbo. (I dremeled mine to fit back when I did my downpipe. I think that you should have a shield over the turbo.) I couldn't figure out a way to get the lower heatshield back on, because my Helix uppipe doesn't have the necessary holes.
I’ve been trying to figure out which of the cold air intakes I am going to purchase and I’m very new to the car modification scene and I’m wondering which is the best route to go with, AEM, Perrin, K&N, or other brands. If you are leaving a suggestion can you give me some more info on them. If...
So I am thinking about buying the Cobb turboback exhaust and running the stage 2 tune from my accessport on my 2017 wrx. Since the exhaust is under the car I don't really care about appearance so is there really any reason why I shouldn't buy it used? This is what I was looking at 2015+ WRX COBB...
New to the forum an Subies, hope you can help me out.
I bought a 2002 WRX that ended up being totally scrap (frame gone).
I bought a 2004 WRX with no drive train but good body.
I want to take the drive train and ECU from the 2002 and put in the 2004.
Looks like the 2004 ECU...
I bought my 13 wrx new, I intended to keep it stock and sell it after awhile but between higher mileage and honestly I’m in love and I’ve admitted to myself I never want to be without it, I’ve been looking into mods. Basic Cobb stages and so on. With 75k miles, how deep should I go?