GrimmSpeed® (15-21) WRX Heat Shield for V2 GESI J-Pipe

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    Compatible: (2.0L)

    2015 - 2021 Subaru WRX




    The factory FA20 J-Pipe has heat shielding built onto the pipe to keep exhaust heat away from nearby critical components like the water pump, lower radiator hose and serpentine belt. A lot of exhaust heat is retained by the catalytic converter in order to make it function properly, which is why having a heat shield over the top of the cat is so important. On our Version 1 J-Pipe, the cat was located at the rear end of the unit, so heat management wasn’t a big concern, however with the updated OE location towards the turbo and the large GESI Catalyst included in our Version 2 J-Pipe, we knew it was critical to do everything possible to minimize heat bleeding off the exhaust and into other temperature-sensitive systems of the engine.

    That is where the GrimmSpeed V2 J-Pipe Heat Shield comes to the rescue. We’ve found that having the larger GESI Catalytic Converter right under the engine can raise the ambient temperatures at the front of the engine bay, but adding our heat shield can help keep the excessive heat in check. The GrimmSpeed J-Pipe Heat Shield is made from a single sheet of durable, lightweight aluminum deliberately chosen for its thermal efficiency. The shield is bent to fit tightly around the cat and mounted with oversized worm clamps to allow for easy installation, even if the J-Pipe is already installed in the car! 

    Quick Specs:

    • Direct fit for [ONLY] The GrimmSpeed Version 2 GESI J-Pipe
    • Shields the Water Pump, Radiator Hose and Belt from Excess Exhaust Heat
    • Durable Aluminum Construction 
    • CNC Cut and Bent for a Perfect Fit
    • Designed, Manufactured, and Assembled in the USA

    GrimmSpeed was founded in 2006 to provide customers with innovative and highly engineered aftermarket products. On a more personal level, we are a group of car enthusiasts in the lovely city of Minneapolis, Minnesota who are absolutely passionate about what we do. Our bread and butter started out anything Subaru. However, after growing our team and engineering expertise, we started developing products for Mitsubishi, Ford, MazdaSpeed, and Hyundai markets. We are a true garage start-up (single stall townhouse garage in Maplewood, MN) and we've been lucky enough over the years to be able to turn it into exactly the business we had dreamed of....actually, much more. We have a wide breadth of product offerings including: intercoolers, exhausts, intakes, gaskets, engine pulleys, phenolic spacers, boost controllers, and many more.

    Most of our decisions at GrimmSpeed are based on 3 basic principles:



    1. Innovation

    Our team knows that if they propose a project there has to be at least one new innovative feature. It may be a completely new idea or an innovation to a current product on the market. We truly love creating products that really work and make an impact on the enthusiast community.



    2. Keeping Jobs in Minnesota

    Lets face it, manufacturing in the US has been lost for a long time. It's sad because manufacturing is what this great country was founded on. Our goal is to do our part in bringing it back to the US. Lets show the rest of the world that we do still 'have it'. Almost all of our partners are right here in Minnesota, most of which are within an hour drive of us.  Its not always about the $$ and we are here to prove that.



    3. Customer Service You Deserve

    What flies for customer service these days just continues to astonish us. We don't have to tell you guys, I'm sure you are all well aware of some of the terrible customer service that goes on these days, especially in our industry. Our goals are to be honest with you, if something is going to be delayed, we aren't going to give you some made up date when it will be ready....we will tell you exactly the most current info we have. If you need help installing our products we will be there on the phone or email ready to help until you have figured out the issue. Last but not least, we will keep our word. If we say we are going to call you back, we actually will. 

    -Justin Grimm