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Old 07-07-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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Intake Manifold vs Intake Man-child

Got my a/c compressor replaced today by the good ol' boys at JJSPEC Racing in Macon, Georgia today. Unfortunately, I got a crack in my intake manifold on the way there. If it's not one thing it's another, am I right?

Anyway, time to upgrade. Suggestions for a good replacement from all you badass freaks of Mustang nature??
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Got my a/c compressor replaced today by the good ol' boys at JJSPEC Racing in Macon, Georgia today. Unfortunately, I got a crack in my intake manifold on the way there. If it's not one thing it's another, am I right?

Anyway, time to upgrade. Suggestions for a good replacement from all you badass freaks of Mustang nature??
What year is your mustang and what do you already have done to it?
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:13 PM   #3
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If you have a 96-98 get a pi intake.
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2003 GT, no mods relevent to intake... basically bone stock as far as intake/plenum is involved. Although that will change now....
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Ford Racing has a replacement for $169 on AmericanMuscle.com.... everything else is at least 2x that.
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Get the ford racing one. Do not get a dorman. Some make a nice peice for high horsepower but for a stock car it would be a waste of money and then you might have to worry about different fuel rails alt brackets ect
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:28 PM   #7
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My intake cracked on me so I went a got a professional products polished aluminum intake. It was a little pricey and looks nice. I haven't noticed any gains because I need cams and such to maximize the potential. At least i know it won't crack again. Plastic intakes suck.
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My intake cracked on me so I went a got a professional products polished aluminum intake. It was a little pricey and looks nice. I haven't noticed any gains because I need cams and such to maximize the potential. At least i know it won't crack again. Plastic intakes suck.
I think the Ford Racing one is plastic... pretty much the same as the one that I'm replacing.
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I think the Ford Racing one is plastic... pretty much the same as the one that I'm replacing.
That is why I stayed away from that
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There is pretty much no reason to go with aluminum over the composite manifold. Unless you are doing major mods you're just throwing away money.
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There is pretty much no reason to go with aluminum over the composite manifold. Unless you are doing major mods you're just throwing away money.
Aluminum won't crack as easy as the plastic . Plus it looks cleaner
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Aluminum won't crack as easy as the plastic . Plus it looks cleaner
It does look better,but that isn't worth the price. If you have the money to spend though...lol
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It does look better,but that isn't worth the price. If you have the money to spend though...lol
Your missing the main point... So here is all caps for you
IT DOESN'T CRACK AS EASY.
see it now???
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Your missing the main point... So here is all caps for you
IT DOESN'T CRACK AS EASY.
see it now???
Yeah it looks pretty. I read it the first time.

I know it doesn't break as easily,but how often does composite break on a PI engine? Usually it last over 100k miles. So does the cost difference match vs when you can expect the new composite piece to break?
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Your missing the main point... So here is all caps for you
IT DOESN'T CRACK AS EASY.
see it now???
Hahaha yes, exactly why I was asking about other options. The most expensive repair on a vehicle is the one you have to do over... and over... and over....

I don't want to have another cracked manifold unless I accidentally hit Chuck Norris' fist with my car.
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Re: Intake Manifold vs Intake Man-child

LMAO , Guess he'll see it now
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So after further investigation, it looks like Ford Racing put aluminum runners in the replacement manifold to ensure the crack won't happen (where it's been prone to cracking)... however, the nipple for the heater hose is still plastic and is known to break.

I'm looking at the Edelbrock Victor Jr but not sure if I have to purchase new fuel rails in order to use it...?
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The edelbrock vseries of intakes are direct factory replacement no mods required
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