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Arqray SS single tip. Von Hep panel delete bracket. How much heat shielding is safe to remove and still look good?
 

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You need to remove it ALL in order for it to look good, in my opinion!
That is what I did. At first I had left the heat shield over the elbow
pipe and it looked like crap. So I got some header wrap, removed
the rest of the heat shield, and wraped that pipe (bc it is so close
to the clam). I have had no issues thus far with the entire heat
shield removed and have read an endless amount of threads here
with the same results. Removing the heat shield from the elbow
pipe was very time consuming for me using tin snipes and cutting
off a little at a time. Maybe some one else can chime in with an
easier way.

Anyways here is my final results.

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Agreed. Take it all off.

I didn't have to cut anything when I took mine. Maybe you missed a bolt somewhere?
 

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It does look very clean with all the shielding off. Don't you have heat problems inside your trunk?
 

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No, no issues. After removing the heat shielding, you will see that there is a secondary heat shielding/insulation on the underside of the wall between the exhaust and the trunk. I would leave that in.

While I don't hang out in the trunk to see how hot it gets, the milk stays cold on the ride home.
 

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Same here no heat problems in the trunk. Car runs a couple degrees cooler also.
 

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You guys inspired me. Ripped that darn heat sheild completely out. Did leave the U tube cover for now.

Thanks for the advise.
 

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umm... I cut mine so that I left the top piece so whatever i had in the trunk would not cook. I took off that ugly U tube cover and wrapped it.



As you can see my wrap is fading already, you should go with a high performance wrap, unlike i did.
 

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+1, Looks like I have some wrapping to do, the black header wrap looks great.
I bet it weighs less than the Al heat shield;)

No, no issues. After removing the heat shielding, you will see that there is a secondary heat shielding/insulation on the underside of the wall between the exhaust and the trunk. I would leave that in.

While I don't hang out in the trunk to see how hot it gets, the milk stays cold on the ride home.
 

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You are going to eventually remove the rest of it. Trust me I know!

You guys inspired me. Ripped that darn heat sheild completely out. Did leave the U tube cover for now.

Thanks for the advise.
 

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umm... I cut mine so that I left the top piece so whatever i had in the trunk would not cook. I took off that ugly U tube cover and wrapped it.



As you can see my wrap is fading already, you should go with a high performance wrap, unlike i did.
Mine is also wrapped. Be advised that you should re-wrap at least once a year as the wrap disintegrates over time due to the heat.
 

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can someone inventory all the bolts that will need to come out to get the heat shield off? does the exhaust need to be off also? I may do this.....but want to be able to return to stock
 

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Six or seven black 8mm bolts. Need to take out the exhaust and rear panel. I was able to get the complete, un-cut shield out without removing the cat. Also want to return to stock if needed. U-tube cover requires removal of sensor or cutting.
 

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awesome thanks for the quick response. are they all under the car or are some inside the trunk?
 

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all heat sheild bolts are under the car. top mounting bolts for the rear panel are in the trunk
 

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great thanks a lot man........we're getting naked!:nanner:
 

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BTW: I was worried about not having any heatshielding, but as others on this thread have noted, no problem.

Took the car to track day Friday with no heating problems. Coolant temp as measured by the dash indicator is about 5 degrees cooler than before removal. Makes sense I guess because there is now air flow possible through that area. Completely enclosed before.
 

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I cut mine just above the bend on the main sheild so that the trunk was still protected. So far I have been fine. I wrapped my u joint and even with the wrap the side of the clam gets quite hot (not enough for me to be concerned) after a good drive or track day. But I am also s/c.
 
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