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anyone else have an annoying rattle at like 3000 rpms? has anyone just ripped the downpipe heat shield off? if so does it cause any problems?
 

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same when i had my jetta. It was the cat heatshield. jut get it tack welded and its as good as new
 

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It is the DP heatshield on his car. The bolts get rusted and break, when you try to take off the good one you can't turn because of the rust.I'll beat the crap out of it and try to bend it up tonighth Derek
 

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i had the same problem mine was annoying as hell so one sunny day i got this brite idea and RIPPED it off of there now it as quite as a mouse cept for my roaoring exhaust. so to give you an idea jus rip it off unless you other guys know some negative affect it has by taking it off if so tell me so i can maybe buy a new one but so far i havent had ne problems!!!
 

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so you have had no problems at all since taking it off? well then consider mine gone haha
 

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anyone ever see a how-to post on this? any help would be appreciated, id love to get rid of that annoyin sound
 

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yea i guess things dont always need to be ripped off they can always be fixed haha
 

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i have had my fill of heat sheilds on my car and to tell u the truth i ripped all of them off basically....doesnt cause any harm...good luck derek
 

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alrite.. yea ive talked to a few people and everyone just says theres no problems with doing it, just car heats up alot quicker
 
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