That $h!ts hot! We continuously get requests for a heat shield designed for our twin circuit long tube down pipe for the WRX & STi, and we a few designed and made early on. But as always, our obsession with improvement and we came up with a down pipe heat shield that is tailored toward our down pipe (while remaining useful on other down pipes that are on the market) and bringing design changes and improvements to market vs. the competition. So we invested some extra effort and came up with a two layer down pipe heat shield that features an upper anodized aluminum layer with an air gap between it and the lower T304 Stainless heat shield. Above and beyond that air gap design feature, we offer a ultra high temp matte black ceramic coating (two layers, baked independently onto the stainless lower heat shield) to maximize heat resistance. This also allows you to choose an anodizing color for the visible upper portion of the heat shield, either Red, Blue, or Black
The advantages of running an aftermarket heat shield are improving the heat transfer between the hot turbocharger/down pipe combo and the top mount intercooler situated above it. There are also some other advantages to reducing engine bay heat, but they all go back to reducing the thermal transfer of this excess heat into the components in the engine bay that carry charge air and induction air.
This heat shield retains all of the factory brackets and utilizes factory mount points. It is compatible with most down pipes but is specifically designed to provide clearance around divorced waste gate designs.
All prices are in USD