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Any one try this in an effort to lower temperatures ? Suncoast offers this and was wondering if anyone had a first hand review. They state that they we’re getting heat soak and found a benefit in removing the shield all together.
 

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did you notice any difference with this and removal of the sound material?
 

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Perhaps I should have added more detail. Referring to oil temperature and turbo saturation. On track I’m tipping 242 degrees. Thats only about 20 above normal street driving however my water temperature never climbs above street driving temps when on track. Thinking in hopes that this engine tray could be a benefit. I’m asking if anyone has tried this with any amount of measurable success.
 

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Perhaps I should have added more detail. Referring to oil temperature and turbo saturation. On track I’m tipping 242 degrees. Thats only about 20 above normal street driving however my water temperature never climbs above street driving temps when on track. Thinking in hopes that this engine tray could be a benefit. I’m asking if anyone has tried this with any amount of measurable success.
Interesting temps. With very spirited street driving in sport mode, I don’t recall seeking f much above 200 oil temp. In normal it will go to around 210. Obviously 20 min track session will add heat but I’m surprised you’re seeing 220 on the street. I’m in NE Ohio.
 

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Perhaps I should have added more detail. Referring to oil temperature and turbo saturation. On track I’m tipping 242 degrees. Thats only about 20 above normal street driving however my water temperature never climbs above street driving temps when on track. Thinking in hopes that this engine tray could be a benefit. I’m asking if anyone has tried this with any amount of measurable success.
Wait, the pic posted is for the front of the vehicles underside and includes some additional ducts. I posted a pic of the engine belly pan because I thought that was what OP was asking about. Then I removed the engine belly pan pic because it is not in relation to the picture OP asked about.

Now it seems we’re talking about the one at the engine?

I did see suncoast completely removed the engine belly pan with no I’ll effects.

FYI - my oil temps with a tune stay under 200 (in sport or sport plus) unless I’m flogging the car. It will reach 210’ish. Cools down quickly though.
 

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Yes , you are right. It seems this is a front pan to direct air under the tub to engine. I can see a benefit for more air flow across the surface of all the mechanicals. At first glance at product description, I assumed it was for rear location. Reading about your confusion in all this , it got me questioning on what Suncoast was offering. After rereading product description I now see it in a different light. Thank you H-Daddy.
 

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I did see suncoast completely removed the engine belly pan with no I’ll effects.
I would think removing the belly pan entirely would induce more drag, especially at track speeds. I thought that is what they are designed for in the first place and maybe to offer a little protection?
 

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Agree. But if you have to have less of something that could be a detriment, I’d have to go with temperature. I suspect that the removal of engine pan was an engineering exercise for the development of this discussion.
 

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I wonder if anyone has experimented with NACA Ducts. You might be able to install one and strategically port air directly to the part of the turbo that overheats.

Does anyone have a picture of what the part looks like that causes the limp mode problem? I wonder if a custom made heat sink of sorts might help as well if its something that could be fitted.
 

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Perhaps I should have added more detail...I’m asking if anyone has tried this with any amount of measurable success.
Yes.

With respect to reducing observed oil temperatures encountered during sporty operation? Yes.
 
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