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Will the aftermarket turbo heat shield, such as the one from COBB, work better than the modified stock one, when upgrading the DP?
 

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It probably won't work better, but you won't have to trim your stock one to fit. That said, I trimmed mine and saved the $.
 

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I have a cusco one and it works great. I ran without a heatshield for a while and the temp difference at the IC was VERY noticable.
 

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If the aftermarket ones don't work better, I guess modifying the stock is the way to go...
 

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F1 Rox said:
If the aftermarket ones don't work better, I guess modifying the stock is the way to go...

I bought the COBB (fair at best fit)......regret not just putting cash toward something else and cutting the stocker.
 

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Yea, it's all about the same. If you have the tools to cut the stock one then do it. It may look stealthier too.

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If the aftermarket ones don't work better, I guess modifying the stock is the way to go...
 

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Peaty,

I have already marked your DP install page as my home page two weeks ago.

Thanks for the instructions.
 

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-1 For the Cobb. Fitment was almost non-existant on my 05. Two of the three bolts lined up and the 3rd either needs a metal braket to extend it or as in my case a zip tie to secure it from flopping around.
 

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Gruppe-S doesn't fit our cars. It's WRX specific. I commented on it in their Vendor thread. I got one with my Helix DP.

I made my own out of some ducting from ACE using rivets, a drill, and bending it with my vice. It doesn't look to bad, but then again, nobodies looking under my hood. Their best view of my car is usually from behind. :)

Frank
 

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I invested the 15 or 20 bucks on a nice pair of aviation snips. Worked like a charm, and now there is one more tool for the collection...
 
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