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Thread: Make sure your air filter can handle the turbo/supercharger

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    Make sure your air filter can handle the turbo/supercharger

    customer of ours sent us this picture

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    What filter was that ?? and what exactly happened here??

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    looks like a filter collapsed structurally and got sucked in. vtec must have kicked in
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    I assume it wasnt moving enough CFM for the turbo and was pulled in?
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    Is that a billet wheel? Any idea of the filter used Ryan?
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    I was planning on using a screen mesh
    well I guess the camaro is staying good project for my kid.

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    i'm waiting for an email reply on what filter he was using. it was a cast wheel. i'm guessing it was a knock off filter and undersized and couldn't handle the vacuum

    also vibrants normal filters can be used with turbos but their filters with filtered end caps (pictured below) are not approved for turbos

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    Thats a hell of a hard way to learn that I guess.
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    I have been looking at air filters to buy for my turbo setup. From what i have read quite a few people are running the cheap spectre filters from autozone on high horse cars. That... scares me... lol

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    I'm rocking them on my twins!

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