Headers install, heat shield removal
did a search and just foudn that it's 'OK' to remove heat shield while installing long tubes/midlengths. But couldn't find more in depth explanations giving us more of a peace of mind on how removing heat shield would really 'not harm' the car part the shield was meant to protect from the start.
Please elaborate guys! Because right now one side of my headers are touching/grazing the heat shield and I am given two options by my tech, a) remove the heat shield or b) bend the header pipe a few degrees to avoid the heat shield.
I searched and learned that option A is 'OK' but would be great if i can find a more in depth explanation on how its ok to run car without heat shield!
2010 C63 (W204) w/ P31 Performance Package Plus
Akrapovic Evolution System
iPE Headers w/ 200 cell HJS cats
KW V3 Coilovers
Carlsson-Style Front Spoiler
Revozport CF Front Grill
Revozport Rear CF Diffuser
Revozport CF Seatbacks
Boca Design full interior trim
HRE P40S in Textured Satin Black Finish
F: 19" x 8.5" ET35 // R: 19" x 9.5" ET50
Michelin Pilot Super Sport F: 235/35/19 R: 255/30/19
Valentine 1 Radar