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Old 02-19-2012, 08:22 PM
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Lightbulb ZZP Heat Shield ...

Anyone ever try one of these on an L36?

ZZPerformance - Throttle Body Heat Shield #
 
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:43 PM
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That looks pretty simple to make. 30 bucks for a piece of sheet metal seems a bit much.
 
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:53 PM
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Waste of money.
 
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:23 PM
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Waste of $$$ as a product only, or waste of $$$ as an "idea" in general?
 
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:03 AM
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It looks pretty flimsy :p and like Lou said.. Pretty simple to make lol
 
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:38 AM
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I made one out of some pretty cheap tin and coated the crap out of it in heat resistant paint. I also dry-wrapped the crossover pipe and put in a throttle body spacer. Pretty hard to say if it helps at all. But its something to talk about with others when we're gawking...

These were the best pics I could find on the computer - the car is away in storage. They are older shots (no billet DB's or stainless hoses yet)


 

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:42 AM
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Waste of $$$ as a product only, or waste of $$$ as an "idea" in general?
The concept makes good sense - keeping heat away from the TB, but I don't know whether or not that shield would be of any benefit. A ceramic coating on the crossover pipe or wrapping it might offer better results.
 
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:18 AM
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Not worth it.
 
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 03SSLE View Post
The concept makes good sense - keeping heat away from the TB, but I don't know whether or not that shield would be of any benefit. A ceramic coating on the crossover pipe or wrapping it might offer better results.
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Even though there may be a shield inbetween the t\b and the crossover, there's still a lot of heat in the engine bay. Imo, you would be better off blocking the coolant port in the t\b if you weren't going to do the whole ceramic coating thing.

Spend your money on parts that give you real gains.
 
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:10 PM
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Wrapping the pipe works really well. I can tell cause that shield is cool to the touch and when it running warm. The wrap works well enough that even the pipe is cool enough to touch (although warm). Some say wrap the crossover will trap moisture and rot the pipe. I can't see moisture being a problem considering its placement under the hood. And who cares if it rots? Another pipe is readily available from a wreckers for next to nothing and takes minutes to change (unless you break a rear stud, which I did - d'oh!). I leave my shield on there cause its on there now, it doesn't look bad and I can't see it doing any harm. If you whipping one up at home for free, why not? Don't spend any money on one
 

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