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Old 12-31-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
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I got the basic speedmonkey heatshield for my 04 wrx, to go with my PDE catless downpipe.

Its 1 bolt, and is stable. Had to swivel a little bit so it wouldnt rattle when on the throttle.

Dont forget to remove the white cover

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Old 03-05-2005, 05:27 PM   #2
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What pics?
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Old 03-05-2005, 07:15 PM   #3
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ive had nothing but bad experiences with my SM heatshield. Even though you can tighten it down so it wont rattle, it will loosen up over time, I even bent it a little so it wouldnt rub but it still rattled. It also rubbed a slit into my wastegate acutator (which has happened to a lot of other people as well). I finally gave up and bought a cusco heatshield, which in my opinion looks better, works better, fits better and doesnt rattle at all.
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Old 03-06-2005, 10:07 AM   #4
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Hmmm... good feedback here. I guess I'll use a little threadlock when I attach my Speedmonkee.
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Old 03-07-2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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ImprezaJDM/ Anyone else with fitment issues regarding our shield:

Wish you had contacted me to try to resolve your issue. We like our customers to be happy with our products! Sorry you had a bad experience with it - we try to help people that run into installation issues. Usually, people that have issues hitting lines aren't installing it properly. It has to be straight and mounted above the TMIC bracket (through the mount hole) and the OEM bracket itself has to be straight too! We've found people that have had rubbing issues were either #1 using non standard parts (ie - non IHI/Mitsubishi type turbos (with slightly
offset WG actuators)) or #2 they had bent their TMIC bracket (without knowing it) and were attempting to mount it an angle for which it was not designed. Its not a one size fits all design - as we are finding out in some rare cases - but for the majority of the cars(99%+) it works as designed.

Seriously, if you have issues - any of you guys, feel free to contact me - that's what I am here for. If I can't figure it out, I'll refund your money(provided you bought it from me directly) and thank you for trying it out. We don't want people who are unhappy with our products.

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Old 03-10-2005, 08:27 PM   #6
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My standard heatshield has been great and Jeremy's service was great too. Got rid of that annoying rattle from my hacked up stocker.

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Old 06-21-2005, 10:01 PM   #7
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I had nothing but problems with it and contacted you to no avail I was told I would be gotten back to and ( NOTHING ) so I designed my own version and have been wholesaleing them to other vendors and dealerships and have had nothing but rave reviews of it ( see what you get when you piss off the wrong guy
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:12 PM   #8
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eatus.

Good luck with your endeavour. Sorry didn't work out for you and that you feel so "pissed off". Perhaps you can PM me with the details of why you did not have a good fit for your car. I honestly don't remember you contacting me - specifically. Anyway, there is room for competition in this market - though not much. Great to hear you have great reviews with your product for now. I am sure you will soon learn that you cannot possibly please everyone all the time. There will always be people who disagree. Nature of the biz. Take it from me - a good lesson learned.

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Old 06-22-2005, 12:04 AM   #9
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I bought my speedmonkee heat shield second hand and it does help take the heat away from the IC. Simple piece that seems to get overlooked by many.
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Old 06-22-2005, 01:08 AM   #10
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Just recently installed my standard Speed Monkee heat shield. No fit problems. Easy Install. No rattling. Looks good.
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Old 06-22-2005, 01:24 AM   #11
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It also rubbed a slit into my wastegate acutator (which has happened to a lot of other people as well).
+1 here. stock turbo and i guess it doesn't take much to bend that bracket. as soon as i noticed it, i removed it, dremeled it out for clearance. reinstalled, done. i just kinda wished i had found out about it sooner than later. other than that, i'm happy with it. it does what it's supposed to.
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Old 06-22-2005, 03:51 AM   #12
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The problem is that the shield depends on the factory bracket and surrounding pieces(TMIC, actuator, surrounding supports/lines) to be consistent in dimensions/locations/tolerances.
We tried our best to accomodate with enough room on our test cars (2003 WRX wagon and 2004 + WRX sedan) when designing these things. There are natural variances from car to car during the production runs (this is a fact). It is difficult to build a piece that exactly fits all cars without exception. It is difficult to know what each and every car's variances are until you actually try to install the part. (we've found this to be true on some earlier rev uppipes/ exhausts from major mfgs)

We are also finding on occasion that even the bracket that we bolt our shield to can become bent from the factory (out of original specs) very easily if a TMIC is overtorqued when installed. Also the bracket itself - although a sturdy piece does have some variances from different manufacturing dates.

Hope everyone understands - that modding your car is not an exact science and that there are certainly room for improvements in our products - something we will carefully consider in future releases. Feedback is good. It can be constructive and we can make improvements. Not everyone can get it done right the first time (we strive for it, but it can't always be done). Like I said in a previous thread - if it doesn't work out for you and you bought it directly from me and it is a SMP product - I will refund your money. Now I will add...we will try to work with you to improve the product to make it function on your specific car.

enough BS - I'll get off the soapbox and let you guys discuss.

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Old 06-25-2005, 10:32 PM   #13
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my initial response to buying a 70 dollar 'heatshield' would be...

its a piece of sheet metal you can fabricate on your own with some shears and some sort of brick or wall corner to bend the metal around.

o and a drill to make a hole.

guys...stop throwing your money away on stuff you can fabricate yourself.
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Old 06-25-2005, 11:24 PM   #14
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my initial response to buying a 70 dollar 'heatshield' would be...

its a piece of sheet metal you can fabricate on your own with some shears and some sort of brick or wall corner to bend the metal around.

o and a drill to make a hole.

guys...stop throwing your money away on stuff you can fabricate yourself.
Some people are lazy, and I can't blame them.

Luckily my hacked heatshield works, otherwise, I'd have a Speedmonkee or Cusco. Yes, because I'm lazy.
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