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    Re: Is This Setup Good?

    I'm glad the car's ok after your CEL issues!

    Definitely pick up even a cheap-o OBDII scanner, its worth it to be able to read even generic codes sometimes!

    As for heat, as Alin said, some wrap or a headshield, wrap, turbo blanket will help, but since you've got an FMIC now, i dont think it's as big an issue as with the TMIC. You can install a "radiator shroud" to help direct all the air through the FMIC/radiator. Other than that, engines just get hot...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinder34 View Post
    I'm glad the car's ok after your CEL issues!

    Definitely pick up even a cheap-o OBDII scanner, its worth it to be able to read even generic codes sometimes!

    As for heat, as Alin said, some wrap or a headshield, wrap, turbo blanket will help, but since you've got an FMIC now, i dont think it's as big an issue as with the TMIC. You can install a "radiator shroud" to help direct all the air through the FMIC/radiator. Other than that, engines just get hot...
    Are radiator shrouds worth their price, and are they effective enough to warrant as a "must buy?"

    Full disclosure: my car came with a Cusco shroud and it's been on ever since, and I never questioned or looked into the matter.


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    Definitely wrap your header, up pipe and (if desired) the first ~20" of your downpipe from the turbo on down. A turbo blanket isn't really necessary, but can help substantially. Do you have the turbo heat shield in place? Lots of people find that the heat shield doesn't fit anymore after installing an aftermarket downpipe. But instead of tossing it aside, trim it with an angle grinder and it will fit again. I've been able to fit the factory shield--trimmed--back on across 2 different aftermarket downpipes and 2 different aftermarket turbos. So it's pretty easily done.

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