Dear Dave,You'll only get heat soak if you cover the whole of the exhaust tunnel up....as one forum member discovered after making up a whole length cover..
If you really are risk adverse...just get the short lip which I mention which is for the AWD....as it helps direct/guide the air flow at the front of the exhaust tunnel...
according to you, you didn't recommend using the metal one as its not a 100% fit , so I opted for the short version, as I have both: GPF and AWD.
I'll report back in a few weeks, see what difference the mods made, as I do appreciate the effort you put into putting the information together, I'll try and remember to check fuel consumption.
prices incl. 19% VAT
Short Cover 5Q0 825 230 J - (x1) 23,49 €
N 038 549 4 - (x2) 0,58 €
N909 747 01 (x2) 1,60 €
Air Blade 5WA 407 118 (x1) 3,71 €
Air Blade 5WA 407 117 (x1) 3,71 €
8E0 825 267 (x4) 1,04 €