So, is the entire weight of the intake manifold/AWIC supported by the runners/ intake flange? Or are you counting on the turbo to throttle pipe doing some support as well? The welds are beautiful and I'm sure very strong at the moment but aluminum does fatigue out with vibration. Especially with the added weight of the AWIC, it seems like there needs to be some more support for that part of it.
Silicone a 1/2 an inch from the turbo hot side = bad idea.. heat sheild might not be enough.
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