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Old 04-28-2013, 03:12 AM   #1
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Default Exhaust wrap under heat shields? Overkill?

Hey everyone.

Going with OEM headers, STi up pipe, and a catted downpipe.

Here's the plan
-Cut the OEM heat shields off the STi up pipe + wrap it
-Wrap the OEM manifold and put the heat shields back on
-Turbo blanket
-Wrap most of the down pipe

Am I going crazy with this heat insulation? Reasonable?
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:42 AM   #2
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Not at all. In fact wrap really does little in the way of thermal insulation, but it is better than nothing.

If you want the best thermal insulation you need to cut off the heat shields and wrap the pipes in 3/4 thick high temp insulation then put the shields back on to protect from fluids.

I got my shields zinc plated to freshen them up and protect from corrosion while I was at it.

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Old 04-28-2013, 04:44 AM   #3
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You know what's overkill?! Making two of the exact same threads, asking the exact same question less than 20 minutes apart.

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