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oh boy. it looks like i got one of the v4's with the arrow and label pointed the wrong way. i've been running with the tip of the cone closest to the turbo, following the arrow sticker on the outside as orientation for the airflow. for.... years....

Nope. It was correct. Confusion about the tip. It's the tip of the orange internal plastic cone that should point to airflow entry. Which means narrow side of the filter cone is by turbo
I looked at this when I received my V4 and I made an executive decision to use it “backwards.” I don’t believe you would see a flow difference either way, but there is clearly a possibility of sucking in dust through the gaps in the carbon fiber housing…which would bypass the filter. Installing it with the filter piece attached to the turbo side, there is no way for particles to bypass the filter…

if others have better information/experience, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

just my $0.04 (used to be $0.02…but inflation!)
 

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INSTALLED!!|
Yes...I may have over done it on the clamps...it's peace of mind.
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I do have a question...what is the small black tube for?
It was in the video, but the guy never used it...
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Thanks!!
Tizz
 

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INSTALLED!!|
Yes...I may have over done it on the clamps...it's peace of mind.
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I do have a question...what is the small black tube for?
It was in the video, but the guy never used it...
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Thanks!!
Tizz
I believe that is supposed to slip over the top of the battery bracket to prevent the intake from rubbing against it directly. At least that is how my V2 is set up.
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