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Is it bad to run a screen around the turbo or can I get away with taking the intake pipe and filter off? I want to make it look cleaner but I don't want to risk sucking in a big ass load of water into my turbo either. Didn't know what you guys thoughts about on this...
 

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tons of guys run just a screen...

i run a filter mainly because i live in the desert and there is a shitload of sand everywhere. i dont feel like dusting my motor because of being too lazy to rig up a real intake system
 

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tons of guys run just a screen...

i run a filter mainly because i live in the desert and there is a shitload of sand everywhere. i dont feel like dusting my motor because of being too lazy to rig up a real intake system
BUT, you can get a fine mesh and double layer it...... just as a suggestion
 

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yeah make turn you put a screen cause i had a friend that took off his filter and didn't put on a screen. even after we told him and he sucked in a vacum line. the turbo was brand new just put on and took it to the track. lucky the turbo has a 1 time return/repair warrenty no question ask. oh and by the way he was a DSM and didn't want to listen to a honda kid. lol.
 

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i've been running just screen for a year and a half daily driven...
 

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A screen is usually fine, but I'm running a filter for the extra peace of mind.

I'd say use a screen and then if you find a good deal on a intake/filter for the turbo pick that up.
 

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I'd try to rig up some type of intake with an actuall filter. Worth the piece of mind. Here's mine... Got the elbow at ATP turbo.

 

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tons of guys run just a screen...

i run a filter mainly because i live in the desert and there is a shitload of sand everywhere. i dont feel like dusting my motor because of being too lazy to rig up a real intake system
yeah me too it's really windy and there's alot of sand and it gets in everywhere
 

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i ran just a screen on my 14b with the new turbonetics may end up running a filter just to be safe?
you can actually get a small increase (not much -5+) by taking the filter off on a dyno pull
 

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tons of guys run just a screen...

Tons of guys do stupid things too. Just think about how dirty your basic exposed cone filter gets after about 10,000 miles of driving, now imagine 95% of that dirt that a screen won't stop getting into your intercooler making it less efficient and the rest going into you motor. Just use as big as you can fit of a good quality filter like K&N and you'll be fine.

I run a screen at the race track but for daily driving its not work it not to use a filter.
 

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I saw a post on H-T where a guy sucked up his screen. Could be because it wasnt a hard screen, so if you dont have a filter just make sure and use a hard screen with a tightass clamp
 

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Yea that would be it haha. My b. Sucks for him, so maybe he learned somethin today...kinda like I did...need ot read all of the post...its been a long ass day.:oops:
 

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I think you kinda backwards with the post you just quoted...hes saying then people have gained hp with filters not screens. Now spooling might be diff. but he was talkin about hp.
 

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I think you kinda backwards with the post you just quoted...hes saying then people have gained hp with filters not screens. Now spooling might be diff. but he was talkin about hp.
I know, I change it up a lot of the time. I like the quicker spool and the turbo sucking noise in the summer LOL...
 

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i would only run a screen if there is NO WAY to run a filter... and if i ran a screen it would be a hard screen with some panty-hose, etc. over it with a tight clamp.... the HMT guys come up w/ some interesting screens...
 
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