Just a question, do you think with the turbo and downpipe being so close to the intake tube before the throttle body, it will get quite hot? The coatings will help, but you might want some extra heat shielding in that area.
Yeah, it's been done before. I saw one guy using a lawnmower muffler on his dumptube, and it made quite a difference in the sound. It also wasn't so restrictive that it would cause boost creep either. A bike muffler would probably work too if youe had enough room for one.
Looks good. What MAF are you using? I assume its located in the fender well.
Thanks, I'm going to be using a C&L 76mm for now, but I plan on getting a PMAS 3" MAF when the funds are available. Some guys have good luck with the C&L's using them as a blowthru but some don't......for the $ it's worth giving it a try and yes, it's located in the fenderwell.