Everything looks good. I'm anal retentive for symmetry. lol.The front mount itself already had mounts so I cant take credit for that part being centered. ETS did a fine job with that haha. I was however extremely picky with two visible pipes being even, I'm happy where they ended up now.
As for pressure testing, it didn't really cross my mind so I haven't thought about how I would get that accomplished.
For the turbo manifold and downpipe, I was going to send it out to the same place Brian and the other current stroker thread did but I'm anxious to get this going and don't want to deal with the turn around. I found this and decided to try this out first.
This exhaust heat shield material reduces exhaust system heat up to 70 percent with Heatshield Armor thermal barrier material.www.heatshieldproducts.com
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I know with welding, pin hole leaks are pretty common. That's the only reason I really bring it up.
Yeah I hear you there. Not being a sales man for ATP, but they were super fast. They had my shielding done in 5 business day. This was about 6 months ago. So not sure it was because everything was getting the COVID lock down treatment or if that was their normal speed. So if you have the funds, sounds like it's the way to go. But then again, I haven't tested mine out fully yet. lol
I actually used the same heat shield product before, on my front TD05 header. I made a shield out of aluminum diamond plating and then riveted that product to the back of it. Unbeknownst to me, when I pulled the shielding off last year, the insulation was mostly gone and all that was left was the aluminum top sheet. lol. So it wasn't doing much heat insulating there. However, since it wasn't tied around the header with clamps or anything, I think the road wind just blew it all off. So you'll probably have better luck with it, since your setup looks easier to wrap and clamp.