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Heat shielding needed?

Hi, I am getting ready to re install things for the rear panel eliminator and I completely removed my heat shield, I was wondering if I should re install it or does it not matter? I would imagine it was there for a reason, some hot ass exhaust, but wasn't sure if it was really necessary. If it is I guess I can just cut it to fit with the rear panel eliminator kit? Thanks guys
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I kept the sides, top and front... I only cut off the back wall of it... It still gets pretty warm in the trunk with that reduced size heat shield.
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I kept the sides, top and front... I only cut off the back wall of it... It still gets pretty warm in the trunk with that reduced size heat shield.
sounds good man, guess I will re install mine and cut around it
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This was discussed a while back here: Exhaust heat shield removal Mine's been off since 2013 and my trunk hasn't burned or melted.
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Mine was removed by the PO and it melted my license plate light housing and almost caught my trunk carpet on fire (it got melty in there.) I'd say put it back if you can. If not then do something else to help the heat back there as it gets really hot.
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I removed mine 4 years ago when I installed the panel eliminator from sector111... i also removed my CAT when I had an exhaust built... both of these help a great deal when it comes to releasing heat from the exhaust area

I've never had issues with melting or too high of temps around the rear clam since... I know not everyone like the open rear panel look but on a functionality standpoint it dispenses heat very nicely from the rear
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Mine was removed from my previous Elise for over a year with no issue.
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I removed mine 4 years ago when I installed the panel eliminator from sector111... i also removed my CAT when I had an exhaust built... both of these help a great deal when it comes to releasing heat from the exhaust area

I've never had issues with melting or too high of temps around the rear clam since... I know not everyone like the open rear panel look but on a functionality standpoint it dispenses heat very nicely from the rear
I ordered the one from Sector 111, great customer service there!
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I did a lot to feel comfortable without the oem heatshield around the header.

I don't know if I would have been comfortable leaving it off if I just forgot to put it back on?

I went with aftermarket header as well so re using the heatshield was not an option.
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I kept the sides, top and front... I only cut off the back wall of it... It still gets pretty warm in the trunk with that reduced size heat shield.
I did this as well and have been running this setup for quite some time with no issues. I run a larini decat pipe and the clubsport exhaust...no heat problems to report. Have even done 4hr trips in 100 degree weather across eastern WA.
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I did this as well and have been running this setup for quite some time with no issues. I run a larini decat pipe and the clubsport exhaust...no heat problems to report. Have even done 4hr trips in 100 degree weather across eastern WA.
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