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Old 10-18-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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I just ordered the SPT intake for my wrx and wanted to fabricate a custom head shield for the intake. Mainly for a fun project. Has anyone done this before if so can you post pictures?
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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Can't you just buy the optional heat shield that they already make for it?
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:18 PM   #3
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To make a DIY heat shield you'll need: aluminum sheetmetal from Home Depot, a good metal drill bit, a power drill, tin shears, something to bend and crease over (angle iron, 4x4 wood post on a saw horse, etc.), and plenty of washers.


I think Koji made one before. You'll have to search in the Interior & Exterior section.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:57 PM   #4
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I have made my own out of some sheet metal I found sitting around the house. Here are some pics. You can just bolt the shield up to the airbox bracket holes.



As said before, all you need is sheet metal, metal shears, and a cabinet edge or something 90 degrees to bend it on. Measure and drill out the holes, then bolt it up.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:06 PM   #5
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Shouldnt the shield be the other way, keeping the hot air away from the filter?

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I have made my own out of some sheet metal I found sitting around the house. Here are some pics. You can just bolt the shield up to the airbox bracket holes.



As said before, all you need is sheet metal, metal shears, and a cabinet edge or something 90 degrees to bend it on. Measure and drill out the holes, then bolt it up.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:13 PM   #6
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Shouldnt the shield be the other way, keeping the hot air away from the filter?
It is the right way, what do you think I'm slow in the head? Here is a better shot WITH the filter on.

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Old 10-18-2010, 10:16 PM   #7
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Ah the other picture made it look like it was on the other side of the filter. I want to make something similar but I have ABS crap in the way...
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:19 PM   #8
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Ah the other picture made it look like it was on the other side of the filter. I want to make something similar but I have ABS crap in the way...
Yes no ABS on my whip. I prefer it that way, I had ABS in my other Subaru and I hated it, I think it is stupid and makes you stop slower. I'll just pump my brakes and keep from locking the steering myself.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:27 PM   #9
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Here are a few of my first prototype.




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Old 10-19-2010, 12:55 AM   #10
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Can't you just buy the optional heat shield that they already make for it?
Yea I could. But it comes down to... Spend 70 bucks plush shipping or spend 0 and have a little fun fabricating a heat shield.

Btw those DIY heatshields look clean! What was the total time put into fabricating those?
One more question... this maybe a stupid question but how do some metals have that purplish/blueish discolor look to them?
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:08 AM   #11
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I cant recall how long I spent on mine, but I'd guess in the order of 10 hours or so over several days with many beer and lunch breaks.

That design gave way to the next version posted here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2058032

As far as the discoloration, steel and titanium can have the burnt look with anodizing or perhaps with heat. I don't believe you can heat discolor aluminum as it just melts with out changing color- perhaps a special type of anodizing?
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:13 PM   #12
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I spent about 1.5 hours on mine. Making measurements, cutting, sanding out the corners, painting, and bolting it on. Ofcourse mine is not nearly as well put together and as elaborate as ZeroDrift's heatshield is.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:56 PM   #13
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I think I am going to make something similar to yours for now, maybe I will just box the abs stuff in with the filter...


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I spent about 1.5 hours on mine. Making measurements, cutting, sanding out the corners, painting, and bolting it on. Ofcourse mine is not nearly as well put together and as elaborate as ZeroDrift's heatshield is.
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