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Old 02 Feb 2011, 02:29 pm
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Default Heat shields or none?

I like the way it looks without them plus they are a pain in the rear to work around and to get on and off.

Thinking about keeping them off.

What do you think? Do you have yours on or off?

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Old 02 Feb 2011, 09:45 pm
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What heat damage are you willing to accept?
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 11:56 pm
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Default Re: Heat shields or none?

Which heat shields are you talking about???
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 03:21 am
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Why do you think they designed it that way? What are you willing to melt?
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 07:24 am
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The plastic overflow bottle will probably be the first to go.
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 10:28 am
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Default Re: Heat shields or none?

The shields around the exhaust manifold.

It seems like letting more air up thru/around it would help or even escape out the bottom.


Is there anything besides a plastic overflow?

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Old 03 Feb 2011, 01:23 pm
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The shields around the exhaust manifold.

It seems like letting more air up thru/around it would help or even escape out the bottom.


Is there anything besides a plastic overflow?
Do you actually have any idea how hot the exhaust manifold gets? Drive the car at night, pop the hood and see how hot the turbo is. It glows red. The exhaust manifold glows red. That's hot. People have melted the plastic piece that covers the wipers. Other plastic parts/wires in the area melt. Chrysler does not consider the heat shields to be optional and believe me if they could delete them and save money they would. You will not improve the design. You'll kill the car.
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 03:20 pm
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Well if the turbo gets that hot then why don't the air hoses and plastic stuff melt around it?
I have never seen it glow red when hot.
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 07:56 pm
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If you feel that way..leave them off; Come back later and tell us what you had to replace and how much it costs....then we will all know
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 08:22 pm
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It's amazing that several of us have said it would be a mistake and you still want to do it. Chrysler made a mistake in designing and installing them, too. Well, you probably need a learning experiece so pull them off.
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