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04-30-2011, 01:22 PM
A2W intercooler :) I'm looking for something to shield the bottom of my st205 intercooler but its not easy finding quality stuff for less than $50 what do you guys recommend? Do I need to raise my budget? I have my turbo heat shield off right now but that will go back on today. This didn't bother me too much until now that I retarded my exh cam. Before my exh mani temps would be 7-800 and now they are 900+ degrees all the time

04-30-2011, 02:48 PM
Summit has some decent stuff I believe within your budget. But I traditionally went shielding free.

04-30-2011, 06:27 PM
Adhesive backed mylar (the silvery looking stuff). It's paper thin and it reflects about 98% radiated. Buy it at home depot or similar hardware store, it's also cheap. I cover the entire intake tract with that stuff.

The Captain
05-01-2011, 12:04 AM
I go without protection too.

05-01-2011, 05:12 AM
No protection huh..... :) ill look into the mylar stuff and summit to see what they have. I was at homedepot right before I read this too... damn. Thanks for the suggestions guys

05-01-2011, 05:46 AM
I had an old hood blanket laying around that I cut up to make a little insulator out of. I have no idea if it was effective or not though.

05-01-2011, 06:18 AM
Thanks but ill just spend some money to make this crap fit perfect. I looked around online at home depot.com and didn't see it.

05-01-2011, 09:01 AM

05-01-2011, 01:01 PM
Thank you for the link but its not sold at my local home depot. Bastards. But least I know what to look for :)

05-01-2011, 05:55 PM
ace hardware also has it, i bought in in a 1' by 10' role.

05-02-2011, 01:03 AM
I just put the stock heat shield back on. Man, it was a PITA trimming the shield with a dremel so my 02 sensor and my alt. shield could be taken out with still leaving the turbo shield on. Time to buy a air cut off tool :)