This could be the answer I was looking to hear. Would love to not need to take it all out.If you mount the heater all the way to the left you don't have to drop the shield, mine is on left side and I didn't drop it.
Did the exhaust have to drop down as well when you take the heat shield off? I was expecting it to be a "standalone" thing but how mine appears bolted in it is also holding up the exhaust.We took the heat shield off. I had the advantage of being at my friends garage where he has a lift. Putting it back on was a bitch.
With what you, @phil, and @DETstru said I might just make sure I run it all the way to the left of the passenger seat (left toward driver side that is if I'm reading this right) and not worry about the heat shield.
I got one of the bigger mounting brackets for it, versus the flimsy one that comes with it, and I'm using riv nuts to attach to the floor so it should be easy to pre-attach everything to the mounting plate before I drop it into the floor. I'm hoping y'all may have just saved me some headache with this heat shield business!
If youre still reading this - any pointers on where to run the exhaust out from there? Trying to figure out safe mounting locations since it's right by the gas tank there and want to make sure i run it all at a downward angle without bends as much as possible.
Thank you, Great Promaster hivemind!