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removing heat shields for turbo cat ?

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removing heat shields for turbo cat ?

Since I will need to remove my DP and install Cat atleast 2 times a year has any one run the car with no shields ?

I'm thinking of putting a turbo blanket on turbo and using a ceramic coated DP.

Now I can also titanium wrap my DP after ceramic coating if that is needed.

I just want to be able to get to stock cat config for emission testing and for warranty work.

I'm not sure if wrapping a ceramic coated DP is needed or even good idea ?

Be nice to reduce under hood temps , I think a turbo blanket and ceramic DP would be enough but ? Not sure.
 
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Do NOT run it without the heat shields in place. We've seen this done before and you end up with a melted valve cover.
 
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Do NOT run it without the heat shields in place. We've seen this done before and you end up with a melted valve cover.

Top and bottom ? I've not ever looked but I think it has upper and lower ?
 
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Do NOT run it without the heat shields in place. We've seen this done before and you end up with a melted valve cover.
Even if I put a turbo blanket on as well or is the heat from the manifold the issue
 
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removing heat shields for turbo cat ?

I have been running ceramic coated 3" catless dp since last August no shields what so ever I auto x and 1/4 plus daily drive my R56 no issues
 
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