What's the big deal? Put heat shield over new pipe, draw lines with marker to know where to cut. Put on eye protection, turn on dremel. Patiently cut along line. Be careful not to cut yourself on the metal. (I wear work gloves, since I'm a pansy)In a perfect world I hacked and hacked at mine intell I bought a Cobb heat sheild
+1-1. wrap + heat shield > wrap > heat shield
It just makes sense.
link to wrapping the turbo please...+1
I was referring to my car with the wrap when I said a heat shield would not make a difference. If your turbo and dp are not wrapped then a heat shield would be necessary. All I'm saying is wrapping is far more effective and cheaper than a heat shield.
i hate to hijack, but i just can't see how its possible to get the wrap on the turbo.No. Just search for a deal. You can buy kits specific to the wrx that are kind of expensive or you can just use exhaust wrap for the dp and hot side of the turbo, which is what I did. I found some exhaust wrap for cheap on ebay.
+1 thats what I did.After looking at turbo and trying to figure out how to wrap it without a blanket I said F'it and glued header wrap to the underside and top side of the heat shield, and made up another one for the extra hole on TMIC bracket...Huge difference in temps out of IC...