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Old 08-11-2003, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default what is the purpose of?

the heat shields around the stock exhaust midpipe (after the catalytic converter)

i installed a stromung catback yesterday - but couldnt transfer the heat shields over


well?
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Old 08-12-2003, 01:42 AM   #2
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To my best knowlege, they supposed to keep the heat away, so it doesnt damage the floor inside. Like melting the carpet.
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Old 08-12-2003, 05:34 AM   #3
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You dont need them, mine has been off for a year now no problems. Most people just take them off when they get a catback.
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Old 08-12-2003, 07:36 AM   #4
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To my best knowlege, they supposed to keep the heat away, so it doesnt damage the floor inside. Like melting the carpet.
doesnt make sense...the heat shields were on the bottom (closes to the ground) of the original midpipe...as if they were protecting the ground from heat! maybe a safety device to keep fires from starting if you park on leaves?
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Someone in a similar thread suggested that they are designed to keep heat in. The catalytic converter is most effective at high temperatures.
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actually they are to keep from setting the tall grass in certain areas on fire. catalysts "light off" at 1200 degrees. their case temperatures can get to that level making somesort of heatshield necessary.

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Someone in a similar thread suggested that they are designed to keep heat in. The catalytic converter is most effective at high temperatures.
that may have been me; i know catalytic converters require >500f (this is the # i remember) to function...but there are no cats in the midpipe...just two differently shaped resonators
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