|08-24-2002, 09:08 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Puyallup, Wa.Vehicle:
2000 Impreza 2.5RS
2008 Legacy GT Limited
Removing Heat Shields?
Are there any negative effects from removing the heat shields around the exhaust?
Why are they there anyway?
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|08-24-2002, 11:06 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 1999
1970 FF-1 & '70 Van
02 WRX/01 RS
rip em off... and the heat from the exhaust pipe "may"
wreak havoc w/your interior...
heating things up a bit can = melted carpet and/or worse
not saying it "will" happen... but that's what they do.
each shield has a "liner" in it as well... to help keep heat
from dissapating into the car.... the bottom shields are
just to protect the piping from rocks, damage, etc.
if ya wanna remove em... you can give it a try...
|08-25-2002, 06:00 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Lake Tapps, WAVehicle:
2009 WRX Hatch
mine are rattling like hell at 3K decel... They will be coming off this weekend. I'm not going to remove the big sheild that is on the bottom of the car though. just the one that is supposed to "protect from rocks" yet always manages to fill up with them.
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