My M813 gets a turbo!

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-An update on the suppressor paint that I used on the hot parts:

When I got the truck out of outdoor winter hibernation I noticed some surface rust on the turbo compressor scroll and on the exhaust port flanges. Most of the rust on the turbo was due to the coolant filter dripping some rusty coolant as I went down the road and this brushed off with a brass bristle brush. The rust on the exhaust port flanges looked like a result of the paint being too thin and having no primer. A thicker application of paint would help here.

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After brushing off the rust I dabbed on some more paint with a cotton ball. So far the paint has held up to 900°F temps and held its color in the sun. I think I just needed some heavier coats in a few places.
 

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Recently I've noticed that as the rpms get to around 1800 the red indicator of the filter minder starts to float up as the turbo is screaming for more air. The gauge does not max out and the filter is clean. I didn't see this behavior with the stock tires but with the 16.00s it's definitely a thing although I'm not sure if the two are related.

This is what I'm running into and was expecting:
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The air cleaner is only good for 550 cfm and the BHT3B can flow 1100 cfm so I'm told.

I guess I have two options; I could modify the canister and use a free flowing filter or I could put a stiffer spring in my filter minder to keep that red indicator happy....lol.
 

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I could see a man of your skill set lenthening that filter housing and putting in a longer element. Or something along those lines... I temporarily have a big K&N on my turbo but long term, I'll probably end up running two housings tee'd together. I'll enjoy watching what you come up with.
 
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