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Old 11-16-2013, 07:51 PM
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Is the heat shield located by the exhaust manifold needed or would I be safe running oem headers without it? I definitely don't want to risk an engine bay fire, but it is a PITA to get to/secure that last bolt and the engine bay looks much better without it. Also I regularly autocross my S if that is of any importance.
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I wouldn't risk it in my opinion. Although I do agree a clean engine bay does look nice, it wouldn't be worth it to take a risk. At most, I would invest into a PWD JDM Carbon Fibre heat shield to be in the best of both worlds
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I've been running without the black part for some time now, maybe 10k miles. No issues thus far and I religiously checked the components for about the first week after doing it after my commute to work. The header still has another heat shield on it and I think the black plate is more to help keep heat away from the AC lines which run right next to it, which I don't have any more.
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