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Old 03-01-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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Do i need my exhaust heatshield ?

my exhaust heat shield is toast , its been repaired once and is now hanging again, i belive its to beat up to be hooked back up right, i plan on getting a cat back exhuast pretty soon and im jw if i can just rip it off , or will things start to melt ? thanks


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Old 03-01-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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I took mine off when I put on my Cossie header. Just make sure there aren't any wires or anything dangling back there. (No reason there should be, anyway)
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:43 PM   #3
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I would get another one and hook it up. It does a very good job at keeping under the hood temps down. Especially if you have an SRI. I think it is a good thing to have there. Just don't want to take any chances of things melting.
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i took mine off last year and now am finding that sone of the wire loom is melting off.
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He probably means the exhaust heat shields under the car, not under the hood. If it was under the hood he probably would have said header heat shield sillies!

Anyways. If you're talking about the header heat shield then yes you should leave it installed and refasten it somehow.

I have the same question about my exhaust heat shield under the car. If it's under the car i doubt it will make much of a difference but i could very well be wrong. Someone pipe in here
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Has anyone ever touched the end of their tailpipe after normal driving? Hot hot hot. That heatshield under the car is helping keep your floorboard from heating up. It might actually be nice in the winter - but come summer, you do NOT want your floor heated. I say you very much want it. Assuming you're talking about the heatshield UNDER the car, like ehancock says.
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sweet baby jesus! looks like i'll be getting mine hooked back up soon!
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i guess ill have to find a new factory one becuase mine is trashed. anyone think some reflective tape or header wrap or something will work on the exhaust tubing ? and yes im talking about the underneath of the car , there was a never a heat shield over the exhuast manifold.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:23 PM   #10
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header heat shield
no , the one that runs underneath the car , i dont even have one on my exhaust manifold.
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