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Old 09-26-2013, 10:33 PM   #126
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I want to thank Unabomber for saving me money and helping me out, again, mod my subie. This literally took me less than an hour when I pulled off my stock downpipe, anyone can do this for cheap when they're bored at home. I did have help wrapping the turbo, but only when it came to twisting the metal wires so the blanket stayed perfectly in the spot I wanted. Also wrapped/sealed my DP and painted the CBE for kicks. I had to cut the stock heat shield a lot because the DP I bought had a small heat shield on it that I kept and just wrapped over it, still got a tight wrap on it though.









Sorry the images are small, but you get the point. Still smells after 3 days but it has stopped smoking. Now to Church automotive for a tune
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:17 AM   #127
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How is it that this has not been stickied yet?

Ron, you did a phenomenal job on this write-up. Great way to do a very worthwhile mod without breaking the bank.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:58 PM   #128
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Is it recommended to use the OEM turbo heat shield along with an aftermarket turbo blanket? or is that not necessary?
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:09 PM   #129
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Is it recommended to use the OEM turbo heat shield along with an aftermarket turbo blanket? or is that not necessary?
Use it.
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:11 PM   #130
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Use it. There is no such thing as too much protection. Feel free to go full Xzibit with turbo heat protection.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:31 PM   #131
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Is it recommended to use the OEM turbo heat shield along with an aftermarket turbo blanket? or is that not necessary?
i used it, but you may need to modify it to fit over the blanket. I cut the bottom part off because my DP was to large then shaved off part of the section I used so it didn't rub on the wrapping on the DP.

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Old 09-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #132
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I would like to ask everyone on here only because I was told by a friend who has a built sti, that u only need a turbo blanket if u have stage 2+. It seems to me that even on a stock tune that it would help not only our cars but any car with a turbo with a tmic. Or this is what it seems based on thus thread just wanted opinions since thus was not a specific question answered that I saw. I am currently running stage 1 and do a lot of stop and to driving around town. Any input would be appreciated!
Any help against heat soak would benefit u. Especially with a tmic since the turbo is so close..
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:42 PM   #133
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i used it, but you may need to modify it to fit over the blanket. I cut the bottom part off because my DP was to large then shaved off part of the section I used so it didn't rub on the wrapping on the DP.
Thanks for the replies guys. This is exactly what I was wondering about. I will cut down my stock heat shield to try to make it fit.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:50 PM   #134
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I had no plan on doing this until just now.. thanks for spending my money. I just ordered the kit from Amazon (prime eligible!)
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:02 PM   #135
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Finished my install. Took awhile because in had to remove the heat shield , IC and left the downpipe on. Actually installing a new DP tomorrow but I didn't want to do this then because in have limited time. It was a bit of a pain feeding the wires through but I just twisted them onto a stiffer wire and pushed them through the other side of the turbo. Overall I think it looked like a good install. It was smoking like crazy after taking it for a spin. Only thing I might try to do tomorrow is tighten down the wires a little better.

Thanks again for giving us DIY'ers something to work off of. Saved me money and gave me the experience of doing it myself.

I can tell people my turbo has a heat maxipad now.
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