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Old 11-12-2015, 08:47 PM   #1
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Heat shield on headers

Has anyone tried fitting oem heat shield on aftermarket headers? Or are there aftermarket headers with heat shields that look close to stock?


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Old 11-12-2015, 09:54 PM   #2
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You trying to hide it from the dealer?
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Trying to hide the heat from the coil packs?
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Why does everyone always want to hide headers & stuff like that from the dealer?

Is it because of warranty stuff?
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:31 PM   #5
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Has anyone tried fitting oem heat shield on aftermarket headers? Or are there aftermarket headers with heat shields that look close to stock?


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Ceramic coat is your best bet
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:34 PM   #6
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If anything an aftermatket header is probably putting less heat into the engine bay since the cat is gone (usually).

That said, I had mine ceramic coated so that there would be even less heat in the bay.
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I half assed tried with the FT86SF header, as far as I could tell it wasn't even close to fitting. Seeing as he is in Cali, I'm guessing carb legal motivated.
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Probably same thing I'm worried about, warranty/smog(although wont have to get checked for a while)
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I half assed tried with the FT86SF header, as far as I could tell it wasn't even close to fitting. Seeing as he is in Cali, I'm guessing carb legal motivated.

Yes sir, I've recently had a run in with the lovely authorities and unfortunately was found guilty for having a catless set up... My car just dosent feel the same anymore.


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Yes sir, I've recently had a run in with the lovely authorities and unfortunately was found guilty for having a catless set up... My car just dosent feel the same anymore.


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I feel for ya, I'm moving to Cali in 2 months and already planning to remove all my aftermarket parts.
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replace the stock header. Even if you manage to retrofit the stock shield. I dont think you'll be fooling anybody, never mind the authorities that look at these type of cases everyday.
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There's still no aftermarket header with a heat shield or an aftermarket header where the stock heat shield would fit?
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Gut stock header or gut+weld in straight pipe. It works.
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