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im searching and researching but no one can give me a straight answer, im planning on putting on a aem intake onto my 02 is300 5spd do i need a heat sheild for the filter if idont what will happen anyone can give me a definate answer???
 

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you dont need one for the filter. but you should definetly have one for the headers. the worst thing is that you lose a bit of power from the intake heating up from the header.
 

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i dont have a aem intake but some say a CEL or some say lag in power, a heat shield doesnt' hurt to have anyways, worth to buy one.
 

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Yes it is a good idea to get one as a lot of members have had problems without it when the fan kicks in. And most of the aftermarket intakes come with a heat shield because of this, I don't know why AEM holds out on us.
 

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I never had an issue with my AEM intake in the year or so I ran without a heat shield, but I have heard of others who have. Heat shields are cheap so I'd just go ahead and get one.
 
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