Can I just remove it? All it's made of is aluminum foil....?
I don't see how a new shield is going to help, one stone and it will be rubbing the exhaust again..... I drive fast down gravel roads.
ok, i think i know the one you are talking about...located near the spare tire right? if so i think that one should be fine to just remove as most of the parts that surround it are all metal with the exception of the fuel tank and the rubber bushings for the coil spring. i would check and see if there is any room to tighten the hangars near the muffler though cause it may just be that the muffler is hanging to low causing the rest of the piping to rub against the heat shielding in that area.The heat shield is right before the rear muffler held on by two 10mm nuts.