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Aaarrrgghhh!!!!!! I went to get my roadster inspected and was handed a shock! I only had a few minor 'tweeks' and one BIG tweek. It seems that a few months ago, our powers to be up here changed the ruling on side pipes due to complaints from stupid people putting their skin on hot pipes - like I did last week. (Only 2nd degree but thanks for asking). Now we have to have heat shields on them. I was thinking of getting some next year but not at inspection! Who handles these items?


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Agreed. Drummer Mike makes excellent heat shields. Comes with all the hardware you need, plus he'll even polish them to match your pipes.


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That's what I am hearing. Sent him an email.

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I had DrummerMikes on mine before I switched to UTC exhaust. They were excellent quality, you won’t be disappointed.

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Just for comparison, look at PTP Turboblankets.

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I used perforated shields from Finishline accessories, and 2 inch exhaust wrap to shield the 4 into 1 section. I held the wrap in place with a stainless steel cable tie at each end. Once I had passed inspection I removed the wrap by simply cutting the ties and unwrapping it, no need to remove the exhaust. I left the shield in place as it is effective and I can live with the look. Oddly our inspectors did not seem to care about the exhaust tip being covered. I am guessing it is because the tips of most exhausts are exposed.

Don't leave the wrap in place for more than a week or so otherwise it will discolour the exhaust.

Once our cars have been inspected they are heavily photographed from the exterior, to the engine bay, to the interior. Our local police have access to these photographs so that they can compare the car to the images at a roadside stop or car event. It is pretty quick for me to put the exhaust wrap back on if I need to.

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Here you go: https://www.finishlineaccessories.co...ds-chrome.aspx

I like the look of these over the others being suggested here. I think it matches the look of the era, with the corvette's having something similar. Just my opinion of course...

Good luck with the re-inspection!

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Well if that isn't a letdown..

So that is a new regulation, that I had no idea existed. Could it be some designated inspection shops are aware of this, and some are not?
Maybe some hardware cloth, cut to taper at either end, and a couple large hose clamps, will be enough to get you passed? Just pull them off when you get home.
What were the smaller tweaks? Other new regulations? Do you just have to meet those needs, and your good to go, or do they do a complete inspection again?
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Well if that isn't a letdown..

So that is a new regulation, that I had no idea existed. Could it be some designated inspection shops are aware of this, and some are not?
Maybe some hardware cloth, cut to taper at either end, and a couple large hose clamps, will be enough to get you passed? Just pull them off when you get home.
What were the smaller tweaks? Other new regulations? Do you just have to meet those needs, and your good to go, or do they do a complete inspection again?
Hi Bill,
The ruling is only a few months old, apparently. Not going the cloth route as I was meaning to get shields one day anyway and my latest 'bite' is starting to heal nicely.
The smaller tweeks were incidentals not related to new rulings. I had a spacer that was a bit too small on the panhard bar and a couple of similar stuff. These guys I use are very particular and precise but then, on the other hand, I know the car is fully safe.
Do not need another complete inspection. Once it is ready I take it to them, they check the items that were not correct and they slap on the vin. They figured 1/2 hour.
Got my car weighed yesterday. This Mk 4 weighs in at 1100 Kg and my previous Mk 3.1 was 975 kg. That's a lot of difference. First time on the freeway with it. Nervous? Oh yeah. Still getting to know the car. But it performed beautifully. Couldn't believe the response when travelling at 95Km in 4th and hitting the gas to pass. Wonderful and scary.
One other thing, I have never had a vehicle with such a tight cooling system. I can go for a ride and leave the car for two days and the cooling system is still holding pressure.


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Aaarrrgghhh!!!!!! I went to get my roadster inspected and was handed a shock! I only had a few minor 'tweeks' and one BIG tweek. It seems that a few months ago, our powers to be up here changed the ruling on side pipes due to complaints from stupid people putting their skin on hot pipes - like I did last week. (Only 2nd degree but thanks for asking). Now we have to have heat shields on them. I was thinking of getting some next year but not at inspection! Who handles these items?
REALLY ? In 4 years I've Never had anyone burned by side-pipes
>>>> Change the 'Powers to be ' !
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You're the only one I've ever heard from whereby nobody got burned by sidepipes.
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