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Old 03-19-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default Remove heat shield?

So i put a 3" exhaust on my 04 wrx sedan and the heat shield above my midpipe hits the new pipe and creates a periodic rattle. What have some of you done to solve this problem? remover heat shield? chop it down? ... let me know... thanks.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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Take tin snips or a dremel to the shield and remove the bit of metal where it rubs. You shouldn't remove the heatshield if you have a TMIC, and even if you have a FMIC it still helps with underhood temperatures.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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Im talking about the heat shield under the car where the midpipe is. just in front of the rear wheels...
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:00 PM   #4
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same deal, get some tin snips and trim the heatshield.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:09 PM   #5
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Tin snip. Make sure you don't have a shot ram uncovered because the heat from the turbo doesn't match with intake.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:54 AM   #6
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Tin snip. Make sure you don't have a shot ram uncovered because the heat from the turbo doesn't match with intake.
what??

i used a rubber mallet and tapped the shield up a little bit on the edges and that solved it for me. though ive also seen people snip it.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:11 PM   #7
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Longer exhaust hangers or just put some insulation between the two.
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:39 PM   #8
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My exhaust was rattling on that under-body heat shield somewhere towards the rear of the car, I remember just bending it and that resolved the rattle. Don't remove it.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:50 AM   #9
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WOW REALLY EVERYONE????

hes talking about the heat-shield on the MIDPIPE!!!!! For those of you that didnt realize, there are more heat-shields than that over the turbo.....

man you can remove the heat-shield or just bang it up until it doesn't it anymore.

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Old 03-22-2009, 03:18 PM   #10
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if your aftermarket mid pipe came with bracket for tranny
cross member, adjust the alignment to eliminate rattle.

factory heat shield are there for a reason.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:25 PM   #11
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take it off
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