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Old 02-05-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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cracked intake manifold!

time to upgrade? what are my options here?


current mods are canned bama tune, steeda under drive pullys, jlt cold air, magnaflow x-pipe w/high flow cats, slp loudmouth II catback, 3.73s, 315s on the rear and a few suspension mods.
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Budget? You can go with a Trick Flow intake, Edelbrock intake etc. but they're not cheap

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TrickFlow Track Heat can be had for a meer $799 at Mustangs Unlimited!.. Lol. Ya not exactly cheap but should still make for a fun ride!..
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I looked at the edelbrock victor jr.. research is leading me to believe that most if not all manifold will lower my low to mid range tq unless im cammed?
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Other options would be a factory replacement for about $200!..
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budget would be 6-800
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:58 PM   #7
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I would do either the TrickFlow one (it's an aftermarket piece designed like the Bullitt GT one)!.. Or just go back with a stock replacement!..
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do you know anyone with a setup similar to mine that has that manifold?
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:29 PM   #9
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"Unless you are going to run heads and cams or boost in the near future you will not gain a bit of power with an aftermarket intake. Most you will loose power with."


I pulled this from another forum.. im looking for an exception lol
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:32 PM   #10
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I have CAI, Tune, UD Pulleys, O/R X-pipe and Cat Back!.. Will soon (car is in the shop right now ) have the TrickFlow Track heat, BBK Tuned Headers, and BAMA Tune!.. So if you can wait a week or two I can tell you how much if like it!..

Also my car is a 2004 GT auto!.. Still stock gears!..
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Well, if it helps any, I have a Bullitt manifold.
It seems to flatten the torque curve a bit and not much else...

It sure is pretty though!

I'd go with the FORD replacement manifold and call it good.
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Well, if it helps any, I have a Bullitt manifold.

It seems to flatten the torque curve a bit and not much else...



It sure is pretty though!



I'd go with the FORD replacement manifold and call it good.

So that's why your name is Straybullitt!!... Lol. Ya I'm just a Smarta$$!..

But after seeing a few Bullitts run AutoX and drag, against similarly modded GTs, that's why I decided to go with the TrickFlow intake!.. Bit that's me!..
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So that's why your name is Straybullitt!!... Lol. Ya I'm just a Smarta$$!..

But after seeing a few Bullitts run AutoX and drag, against similarly modded GTs, that's why I decided to go with the TrickFlow intake!.. Bit that's me!..
Haha.

There is a difference.
Im just not sure if it's a $600 difference or not...
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Haha.



There is a difference.

Im just not sure if it's a $600 difference or not...

Ya I know!.. I've seen a few Dyno tests say "yes", and a few say "no"!.. But guess I'll find out soon enough!..
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Typhoon manifold ?
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Track Heat!..
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Put a kenne bell there instead. It will look a lot better


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time to upgrade? what are my options here?


current mods are canned bama tune, steeda under drive pullys, jlt cold air, magnaflow x-pipe w/high flow cats, slp loudmouth II catback, 3.73s, 315s on the rear and a few suspension mods.
I would stick with the latest Ford Racing intake manifold and upgrade the intake plenum. Most of the air flow velocity is lost at the factory intake plenum. If you haven't changed this already, I highly recommend looking into it! As well as upgrading the throttle body.

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New PI intake with aluminum crossover or get one used on the Corral for $100. Upgrade plenum to TFS. There will be no appriciable gains with any of the aftermarket intakes until the higher RPM range and you'll lose low end as a tradeoff. I would not recommend going away from the PI intake honestly until you built the engine to handle more than the stock internals can take. The PI intake has been shown with power adders to support over 600whp no problem. It is not restrictive like the NPI intake or the 5.0 HO intake on the pushrods.

NOTE: Do NOT buy a Dorman intake. Parts stores will tell you its for the 99-04 and they would be correct technically but Dorman basically took the NPI manifold and adapted it to PI heads. So in other words, its ****.

Edit: The Bullitt intake is a very nice piece, you'll lose no low end, gain about 5 ft lbs accross the powerband and being metal you should never have issues with it cracking. WITH THAT SAID expect to pay $1k for the intake and all the swap parts. I personally don't think its worth it for 5 ft lbs not to mention the Bullitt intake is a good 25-30lbs heavier than the PI intake. Might not sound like much but it is when its right on the nose of the car.
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I'm really happy with my new PI Intake manifold from AM. I can only give it half throttle in first gear because it woke my car right up.. I kept the stock 65mm TB and plenum too. But this summer I'm gonna upgrade to the 70mm TB and plenum. Thanks for the info Shane

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Also, the plastic intakes are so affordable, that's why it's nice just to replace them every 100,000 miles or so..

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I'm really happy with my new PI Intake manifold from AM. I can only give it half throttle in first gear because it woke my car right up.. I kept the stock 65mm TB and plenum too. But this summer I'm gonna upgrade to the 70mm TB and plenum. Thanks for the info Shane

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No problem! You're going to find that upgrading the intake plenum is going to give you a similar feel to switching from the NPI intake manifold to the PI manifold. It's not an enormous gain, but certainly noticeable and worth it! 70mm seems to be the sweet spot for these SOHC 2V's too. Good choice!

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Just make sure when you get a Plenum you go with the TFS or Accufab. The TFS is the best bang for the buck one and only marginally less flow than the Accufab. Accufab will be your best one but $$$$.
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The 70mm Edelbrock with TBS installed and set sounds rather delightful And easy to bolt on. Thirteen 8mm bolts to handle in all. Will I need to have my BAMA Chip re-tuned? (Thankyou for allowing me to chime in Tomb06) As for my NEW INTAKE.. WOW!! Talk about the 3500 + RPM improvement

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When Im going 30 mph and I floor it, my tires spin nicely on the kickdown to second gear (Auto). Before my TOYO Proxes the FUSHION's would spin thru 3rd. (After I installed the new intake manifold)

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The 70mm Edelbrock with TBS installed and set sounds rather delightful And easy to bolt on. Thirteen 8mm bolts to handle in all. Will I need to have my BAMA Chip re-tuned? (Thankyou for allowing me to chime in Tomb06) As for my NEW INTAKE.. WOW!! Talk about the 3500 + RPM improvement

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No need for a tune updated when upgrading the intake plenum. The parameters set within your current Bama tune will work perfectly. As this upgrade is minor and fueling and timing don't need to be adjusted. Don't forget, the MAF sensor is already properly calibrated for, so any additional air coming through the intake is going to be accounted for!

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Ahhh.. Thank you Shane I can wait to get it now !!))

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