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Old 11-18-2012, 06:07 PM   #55
HeroCrank
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2011 WRX 5 door
TP stage 2

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Originally Posted by Syndr78 View Post
OK, I know this seems pitiful, but this is the 1st mod I'll be doing to a strange car to me. (I've had the hood open 3 times--including today).

What is the recommended installation procedure? I can see 6 small bolts holding the heatshield on. Are there more? What about TMIC removal--is that necessary, or even much help?

I must admit that I had expected something a little more substantial in terms of mounting/installation other than a roll of wire and some eyelets. I guess that's really all that's needed, however.

Any pointers?

Use a 1/4" drive wratchet 10mm socket for the heatshield bolts. If I remember right there are 7+/- hold the OEM heatshield in place. The tmic doesn't need go come off, but it would help you out with your installation. If you are unsure of installation you can refer to perrins website and view thiers for the turbo blanket. Don't overthink this, just wrap the blanket over the hotside of the turbo top side, then fish the wire through the bottom after its already attached to one of the rivit sides. Then wrap the wire around the other rivits tightening the blanket in place.
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