Is it necessary to have the heat shield? Mine is rusted and is rattling all the time and it sounds horrible so I want to take it off. Any suggestions?
I have a feeling they are not replaceable. The original ones probably don't even "bolt on" but instead are a permanent part of the cat. Just curious, why do you even want a heat shield on it? If you want to prolong the life of the current one just get a clothes hanger or some sort of similar wire and wrap it around it tight to stop it from rattling.Did anyone actually replace their shield and is it easy to replace (ie: bolt-on) without removing the cat/exhaust?