While heat shields are supposed to keep heat in, people often do this incorrectly by trapping heat in the wrong places and ruin the OEM ducting design. Turbos generate a TON of heat, and when shielding your bay you should be keeping that heat away from other objects in the bay, such as plastics and fluids. We designed our shield with some air flow channels and a duct so the OEM airflow design of the sonic, pulling air from the lower grille and routing it upwards above the engine via fans and bay design, remains. Your intake and other components will be protected (as well as your hands when tinkering in the bay) but the turbo and manifold still have plenty of venting to release internal heat as quickly as possible. If you added some sort of venting on your hood this would add even more benefit as it would directly pull heat from the manifold/turbo area via our added duct.
Make your engine bay look better without sacrificing performance or air flow design.
Comes with a pre-assembled 2 part heat shield and all new hardware to mount into your engine bay.
Does NOT fully work on 1.4's with our Z04 turbo kit. It will fit over the turbo and bolt to the engine, but you will not be able to use the third mounting point on the turbo. Designed around OEM turbo specifications, direct fit on OEM turbos and our ZZP V3 turbo.
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Chevrolet Chevy Cruze 1.4t LS, LT, LTZ and Eco
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Chevrolet Chevy Sonic 1.4t LS, LT, LTZ, RS, Premier
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Chevrolet Chevy Trax LS, LT, LTZ
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Buick Encore Base, Preferred, Sport Touring, Preferred II, Essence, and Premium
Vanderhall (have not confirmed)
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