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Old 01-16-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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Exhaust Heat Shield

Greetings all, got all my engine covers off doing the "GTMAT" heat shield application, oh what fun thats been. Ha! Not to bad though... Thru observation, it's no wonder the damn cup holder will boil your beer while wrapped in a coozie! It's right above the rear cylinder exhaust head pipe! I found this product looking for something besides header wrap to help with the heat. Just wondering if anyone has ever used this product? Would there be any draw backs to covering just the rear head pipe and not the front? Thanks for any info.

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:01 AM   #2
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The rear pipe has got a pretty good curve in it so I don't know if that shield will work. I took off my pipes and wrapped them though and also did the GT mat. I wont really know the improvement till summer time though. By the way the pipes come off easy (you have to take clutch cover off but good time for inspection/cleaning any way) and its a good time to get to know your buggy so when a problem arises you have an idea of what has to happen to get it apart.
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[QUOTE=bottlerocket;126401]The rear pipe has got a pretty good curve in it so I don't know if that shield will work.

Yea, the little curve may effect it, but it is a flexable piece. I header wrapped the muzzy exhaust on my old Teryx and it wasn't bad at all (pipes were new and did it before I installed them). Just lookin for something different and maybe easyer to install. I've got the Commander all apart, covers including clutch cover (belt inspection & cleaning), skids etc... doing a complete service of all fluids (diff. plugs are a PITA) Ha!. May just go ahead and pull the pipes while I'm there. Thanks!
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That back pipe can be taken off in 30 minutes of less if you did it before. Removing seats and plastic is easy to do. Wrap will take 5 minutes with pipe off. Front pipe requires taking clutch cover off but is still very easy and will make wrapping a cake walk.
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Anybody ever try making a shield like they use on off road motorcycle exhausts?
I was thinking of making some out of sheet metal. Making it rolled 1/2 of the pipe and clamped on top of it
with about 1" clearance.
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That more for the touch then to contain ing the heat under the panels Polcat.
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Yea I thought about that kind of heat shield also. My Muzzy's had that exact style shield where the front head pipe passed along a plastic engine cover on the Teryx.
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Muzzy's Heat Shield Kit. Clamp on stile on top. I think this type would work also. anything would help.
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Greetings all, got all my engine covers off doing the "GTMAT" heat shield application, oh what fun thats been. Ha! Not to bad though... Thru observation, it's no wonder the damn cup holder will boil your beer while wrapped in a coozie! It's right above the rear cylinder exhaust head pipe! I found this product looking for something besides header wrap to help with the heat. Just wondering if anyone has ever used this product? Would there be any draw backs to covering just the rear head pipe and not the front? Thanks for any info.

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I like the way this clamp on stuff works and installs in seconds, Cold Beer At last!!!!
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That's what I'm talkin about, easy quick install or uninstall. X2 on the cold beer! Looks like I'll have to order one of these and give it a try.
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