So I bet you thought I went to all those lengths to reuse the factory heat shields but my new wastegate dump pipe would be exposed. Never! This fine piece of heat shielding is from, you guessed it… Vibrant. It’s called SheetHot Performed Pipe Shield and is made with six layers of dimpled aluminum capable to withstand 1,100 degrees F!
It’s held in place with some metal zipties and I’ll soon find out how well they work.
Finally, with some finessing the stock heatshield slide into place and the new turbo upgrade was complete!
What I really love about the new setup is how stealth it looks. Minus the wastegate all the stock components appear to be in place but looks aside, I’m even more eager to see how it performs.
There are still a few upgrades to be made (valvetrain and exhaust) before this car sees a dyno but you can be sure to read all about the results right here!
Garrett Turbo: turbobygarrett.com
Vibrant Performance: vibrantperformance.com
Centerline Motorsports: centerlinemotorsports.com
Miller Welds: millerwelds.com
ARP Bolts: arp-bolts.com