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Old 01-14-2005, 10:37 AM   #21
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Yes, I know. But my point was if the header can see around 1500 deg F, that the heat shield could easily see temps over 600 deg F up into the 1000's.
nawww I think paint would be ok...its insulated on the back...I know this cause when I threw mine in the trash can I seen that
jet hot header is the only way 4 me
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:41 PM   #22
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So whats the deal with this heat shield? Does it really do any good in keeping temperatures down? Or is it more of a visual blob that so many car manufacturers insist on putting on to cover up the motor? If it was removed, would there be any appreciable loss of performance?
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:24 PM   #23
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Does it really do any good in keeping temperatures down?
Yes, it really does.

Along with higher under hood temps (performance loss),
you run the risk of damaging the fans (melting) if you take it off.

That's why all the talk about getting the headers Jet Hot coated.
With that, you can then safely eliminate having to use the heat shield.
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Old 01-19-2005, 01:10 PM   #24
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Roger that. On she stays
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