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Old 01-12-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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Windstar intake manifold

Has anyone done this? Is it worth the money? I read up on the website and it sounds prety good what do you guys think?http://www.vapauto.com/windstar.htm
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i was reading up in that on that website the other night. it looks really nice under the hood, and IMO its well worth the money for the kit
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Re: Windstar intake manifold

<<< This guy has one


Yes, buy it.

Cleans up the engine bay, looks awesome.
Nice low end gains. Comes w/ a CAI so you wont need to waste time/money on one.
Will need to buy a filter though.

Read over the instruction to, some "custom" fabbing you must do to make it fit/work.

material holds less heat

weighs much less

flows much better !!!!

Expensive, but what isn't for a good quiality mod.
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Do you know what the boost capacity is? It is plastic.. Haha, I don't have a turbo or anything, but I am considering one down the road.
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lol I dont think anyone has blown one up w/ FI yet

Lots of people run them on nitrous and FI, it doesn't have that 90* bend in it so it flows MUCH better.

Plus the gains are mostly made by the runners being longer so the low end is much improved.

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And just to make a good point to everyone:

CAI you can spend 75$-300$ on. A 65mm TB from BBK is like 200+

Those costs could get you most of the price of a windstar kit if not buy the whole kit.
And you can upgrade to a 65mm TB for pretty cheap. And get gains that are worth it. CAI and 65mm TB by itself isn't worth it due to the restriction of the intake system. P&P the heads/intake, and get a windstar and you'll notice a HUGE increase in power !!!
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a windstar will also make give you a better MPG right ?
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a windstar will also make give you a better MPG right ?
More air needs more fuel. Thats all im gonna say
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Re: Windstar intake manifold

I posted elsewhere, my Windstar increased my city mpg by 4, and my hwy mpg by 2.

Just a heads up -
If you keep your EGR valve you will have to cut the line and insert a high-temp silicone hose that is included in the kit. Mine lasted a few hundred miles and blew out. I fixed it using copper plumbing hardware and sealed it with high temp (3,000 degree) fireplace sealant. It cured hard as a rock and has not cracked or leaked.

The Windstar was the best $400 I've spent so far...
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F egr ...
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and how difficult is it to instal this kit ? im not a mechanic or anything but im game to learn anything that involves my car
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and how difficult is it to instal this kit ? im not a mechanic or anything but im game to learn anything that involves my car
You pull yours off, you slightly bend your fuel rail, you cut some of the thread off your bleeder pipe and bend it over slightly, you clean the gasket surface of your lower intake. You put the windstar on and bolt it down, run vacum lines, bolt on the bracket for coil, bolt on the spacer and TB, attach cables, peice together CAI piping, attach IAC n stuff thats relocated, attach MAF to CAI tubing, attach a air filter. Start the damn thing.
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Do you know what the boost capacity is? It is plastic.. Haha, I don't have a turbo or anything, but I am considering one down the road.
I've heard the limit is about 18psi... You should be fine.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:28 PM   #13
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I've heard the limit is about 18psi... You should be fine.
yeah im not 100%, just haven't heard it myself yet personally. So who knows.

But your engine wont handle what it will.

But at that point Id switch the the F150 intake that is metal and shapped the same as the windstar, cut n weld port it and waa laa !
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Alrite cool, thanks guys, think I'm gonna pick that up when some money comes around.

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Might be a stupid question but I know nothing about tunes, but this wont need one right?
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Alrite cool, thanks guys, think I'm gonna pick that up when some money comes around.

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Might be a stupid question but I know nothing about tunes, but this wont need one right?
nope. shouldn't atleast.
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Re: Windstar intake manifold

When I installed my Windstar I called AM and asked about a tune, the guy I talked to said it wasn't necessary. He said he had one on his car a few years ago, and asked if I had purchased mine from Steven. He didn't say VAP, he said Steven, so I figure he knew what he was talking about....
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When I installed my Windstar I called AM and asked about a tune, the guy I talked to said it wasn't necessary. He said he had one on his car a few years ago, and asked if I had purchased mine from Steven. He didn't say VAP, he said Steven, so I figure he knew what he was talking about....
he did lol

I believe thats the name of the owner of VAP.
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he did lol

I believe thats the name of the owner of VAP.
It is! I've emailed him before about this and his response was, "it should work work great without a tune, but that would help it make more power." or something along those lines.
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It is! I've emailed him before about this and his response was, "it should work work great without a tune, but that would help it make more power." or something along those lines.

Exactly
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Found the email! This is copied directly from it. "There is no need to tune your car after the install. Although a tuner is a great mod and has excellent gains on its own."
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Found the email! This is copied directly from it. "There is no need to tune your car after the install. Although a tuner is a great mod and has excellent gains on its own."
coudln't agree more
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So what do the tuners usually run?
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Would you buy it from vap or am?
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Vap, am, craigslist, lol wherever I could find a cheap one
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VAp sells the windstar, not a tuner.

Handheld tuners which I would recommend if you buy one will run your 375$ +/- where you buy it and how many coupons you cut.

Used tuners are usually a bad idea, they can only be used on one vehicle if its used and they didn't unlock it from their vehicle they'll sell it to you and its useless to you unless you send it to manufacture and have it re programmed, costs alot then you gotta buy a new tune.

AM sells one w/ free tunes for life. great for basic bolt ons and such. Heavy mods like P&P, Cam, FI, Ntirous no. They wont tune specificaly on these cars. (take that with a grain of salt, that was my xp w/ them). VMP tunning or Trick tuners are other options for tunning. Both know their V6 work.
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What would be a better buy? Windstar or a tuner?
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I love my tuner helps with the check engine, have some gain from using 93 gas. But a Windstar has more gain and looks cool,less weight. Both are great its up to you. I would go tuner also you need a tuner if u want bigger rims or change the gears.
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he did lol

I believe thats the name of the owner of VAP.
That was my point... Steven lives 115 miles from me. The guy at AM knows his stuff...

As for economy goes, I specifically asked Bama to tune my car for maximum MPG, even at the expense of performance. I have no idea if they took that into consideration when they wrote my tune, or if they just mailed me a generic tune written for stock cars... I do however get awesome gas mileage !

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What would be a better buy? Windstar or a tuner?
Tuner first, Windstar second... just my 2 cents
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That was my point... Steven lives 115 miles from me. The guy at AM knows his stuff...

As for economy goes, I specifically asked Bama to tune my car for maximum MPG, even at the expense of performance. I have no idea if they took that into consideration when they wrote my tune, or if they just mailed me a generic tune written for stock cars... I do however get awesome gas mileage !

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Tuner first, Windstar second... just my 2 cents
That's what I'm thinking but, the thing is I am replacing my head gasket so my whole engine is dissembled, might be better to go windstar first just because I'm able to do it easy. But idk that's just what I'm thinking.
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That's what I'm thinking but, the thing is I am replacing my head gasket so my whole engine is dissembled, might be better to go windstar first just because I'm able to do it easy. But idk that's just what I'm thinking.
Work at one thing at a time. Fixing the engine is your main thing. You try to add one thing and another and a mess happens trust me work on one thing. After you fix it then think about it. But for now work on making it run
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Work at one thing at a time. Fixing the engine is your main thing. You try to add one thing and another and a mess happens trust me work on one thing. After you fix it then think about it. But for now work on making it run
Yea ok, very good point! This engine is a big enough job already, lot of stuff to it.
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