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Old 08-16-2017, 02:53 PM
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The best way to replace the muffler heat shield

My muffler heat shield needs replacement on an 09 wrangler 2 door. How hard is it to replace?

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Dealer told me it wasn't worth replacing and simply removed it when mine rotted out.

So far no issues.

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I sure wouldn't bother putting on another unless I upgraded to some aluminum at least as thick as a beer can.
The original is a cheep imitation of an afterthought.
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Mine rotted out, but with a long screw driver was able to secure the 2 forward screws using fender washers. I'll only get a single 'clank' of the shield hitting the muffler if I hit a really big bump as the 2 holes directly over the muffler are unsecure. The rattle is gone. If it rots out past the fender washers it is coming off.
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Dealer told me it wasn't worth replacing and simply removed it when mine rotted out.

So far no issues.
Any problems with heat on dd? I want mine off but I have subwoofer in the storage space above it. Vibration drive me nuts
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Mine rotted off. I thought about replacing it with one of these:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000CNN1...=2SUT3BQXCTM4P

I am going on 3 months (summer) with no issues, so I don't see the need to replace it.
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I was preparing to replace mine 2 years ago because the squeak and rattle was so annoying. Thankfully it fixed itself by falling off first. Don't notice any issue with the floor temps in the rear without it
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Replaced mine when it fell off with one from Quadratec that cost $17. Used some ubolt clamps from Lowes because the nuts were still rusted on. Took all of 30 minutes to replace. And yes it get hot on the floor in back without it.

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