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Old 02-03-2006, 10:24 PM   #1
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SVT Exhaust heat shield removable??

After spending hours looking through the SVT photo gallery, I noticed that some people had removed their heat shield around their headers to show them off. Is this safe?? I do like the look, but don't want to have a heat problem or cause a fire. If so, how does the shield come off other than the bolts I can see on top??..thanks....SVTF ROCKS!!!


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Old 02-03-2006, 10:55 PM   #2
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I believe that it is there for a reason, mostly because it gets about as hot as the surface of the sun under there, and there are several cables and important parts centimeters away from the sweltering heat...

A safer solution would be to header wrap the exposed areas after removing the shield...looks freaking sweet, and serves the same purpose as the shield. Of course, you could always Jet-Hot Coat as well.
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:57 AM   #3
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youll be fine without the shield, plenty of guys are running aftermarket headers on thier zx3s, and they dont have the same underhood shielding as the svt does, and once youre moving, the increased underhood heat is negligable, particulary with the design of where our intakes pull air from

the heat shield will come off, but not without a fight. mine was rattling so i took it off, there are screws on the top and one on the front of the mani about half the way down. the shield also wraps under the header. i got mine off using some gardening shears(big guys, lots of leverage) to cut the shield in two.

took about half an hour, lots of struggle, and some severly cut up knuckles.

its really not worth it unless youre planning to show yours off, or youre shield is rattling
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Old 02-05-2006, 05:12 PM   #4
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before i switched to a turbo i had my header shield off for a while and never had any problems you should be fine
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is there another way to remove the header shield without cutting it up. the only way i see is to either remove the pulley that is right there, or remove the fans. which would be easier. i am planning on just painting the shield high temp black.
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^i'd like to do that too but paint mine orange. mine hasn't been rattling yet, but the one under the cabin and over the cat are rattling like a son-of-a-bitch. only problems i've heard of was paint on the hood started to crack or whatever underneath.
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i have little bubbles under the hood and that was with the big cloth liner there! i removed that and it looks mucho better! but now i want to remove that ugly friggin heat shield and not rip it up in the process. i guess i will be removing the fans. the bolts also had to be coaxed out with the help of PB Blaster and a easy-out on 3/6 of them. btw. it is a 8mm socket to remove them. i unfortantly starting using a 5/16 and that is the reason for the easy-outs.
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Old 06-24-2006, 02:16 AM   #8
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mine was rattling like and mf'er took forever to get off. no problems with high temps as of yet. so glad that sound is gone for good...
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i yanked mine off the other day took about an hour as i only had a small set of tin snips, after i cut my finger i just got P.O. and pulles so hard it shot at me.
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darnit, i want to save it. has ne1 pulled this thing off and saved it?
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