Driveshaft Heat Shield

With the single piece driveshaft and 3.5″ single exhaust I was finding that the heat shield between the exhaust and driveshaft was in contact with the exhaust, the space is tight between those two main components.

Audi B5 S4 single piece driveshaft and 034 single 3.5" exhaust pipe

I took a hammer and started strategically creating flat spots so that the driveshaft and the exhaust pipe each had some space with clearance to sit within.  I still need to do a test drive to ensure the driveshaft doesn’t rub anything. When I pressed on the heat shield I was getting movement of the heat shield where if it were too close to the driveshaft I’d have expected that there wouldn’t be any movement.  Hopefully that’s a good sign that the clearance is sufficient.

Audi B5 S4 driveshaft heat shield