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Old 05-06-2016, 05:08 AM   #1
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Ok time for the big decision..

Which do I go with..the head and cam kit or the Kenne Bell with 6lbs of boost? Both are about the same cost in the end. I trust your guys knowledge on this. All of this would be done in the next 6 to 8 weeks. Mind you also engine is stock except for the plenum and CAI. I would probably add some bigger injectors and bigger MAF with the head and cam kit.


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Old 05-06-2016, 06:29 AM   #2
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With the KB you are going to need a new fuel pump to go along with the injectors. You are more likely to need a new MAF with the KB than you are with the top end kit. Personally ally I would go KB due to the ease of which you can make power in the future. With the top end kit you're kind of stuck with whatever power you make off of it, and if you want more in the future then you're stuck looming at FI again.
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With the KB you are going to need a new fuel pump to go along with the injectors. You are more likely to need a new MAF with the KB than you are with the top end kit. Personally ally I would go KB due to the ease of which you can make power in the future. With the top end kit you're kind of stuck with whatever power you make off of it, and if you want more in the future then you're stuck looming at FI again.
I believe the KB comes with their boost a pump and comes with 39lb injectors.

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I am leaning towards the KB...

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Old 05-06-2016, 09:14 PM   #4
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KB all the way! For all the reasons JDF said. More room for growth, and comes with all thats needed other than the dyno/remote tune. Heck you could probably go 8-10lbs of boost depending on how the tune is dialed in! Get 425 rwhp or so and be happy for a long time, at least I would be lol. One day Ill be able to FI one of mine.

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Old 05-07-2016, 03:58 PM   #5
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Go with the Blower

Go with the blower, I'm not sure of the restrictions on power output on a two valve, but on my 05 it's about 400 hp at the wheels. Makes for a very fun ride! I had mine de-tuned to the 400 level to keep the stock internals, (397 hp at 10 pst of boost) from breaking. The KB kit came with just about everything except a heavy duty belt tension-er - using the stock one was allowing the belt to flutter when bouncing off the rev limiter (and believe me with the blower it rev's very fast in the first two gears. I called KB about the belt flutter and they recommended Thumper Racing in New Jersey, Ford Racing uses thier products on their Cobra Jet race cars, since installing one on my motor I have the same belt in use for 1 1/2 years now without any sign of wear! With 327 rear gears and 305 drag radials I'm running mid 12s, (best of 12.407 at 109 mph. 1.9 second 60 foot times. I drive it to and from the strip with the drag radials and leave them on for the summer. It is not a daily driver, though it could be, I'm also using a Performance Automatic reworked 5 speed automatic transmission. Hope this helps...
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Go with the blower, I'm not sure of the restrictions on power output on a two valve, but on my 05 it's about 400 hp at the wheels. Makes for a very fun ride! I had mine de-tuned to the 400 level to keep the stock internals, (397 hp at 10 pst of boost) from breaking. The KB kit came with just about everything except a heavy duty belt tension-er - using the stock one was allowing the belt to flutter when bouncing off the rev limiter (and believe me with the blower it rev's very fast in the first two gears. I called KB about the belt flutter and they recommended Thumper Racing in New Jersey, Ford Racing uses thier products on their Cobra Jet race cars, since installing one on my motor I have the same belt in use for 1 1/2 years now without any sign of wear! With 327 rear gears and 305 drag radials I'm running mid 12s, (best of 12.407 at 109 mph. 1.9 second 60 foot times. I drive it to and from the strip with the drag radials and leave them on for the summer. It is not a daily driver, though it could be, I'm also using a Performance Automatic reworked 5 speed automatic transmission. Hope this helps...
Hell yeah...thanks for all the input guys...gonna be going KB all the way... I know our 2v 's are good for what 450 at the crank. So I should be on the safe side at 6psi, correct?

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I would think so, but make sure you have the tune checked, even with the KB supplied tune it was just a bit lean in two places on the curve. According to the tuner at Modern Classics Tualatin Oregon, 450 is just about max at the crank you want to go with the otherwise stock internals. Like I wrote before with the 10 psi of boost using the inter-cooled 2.4 liter blower it's easy to make big power but it won't live very long. (The 2.4 is now replaced with the 2.6 & 2.8 units.)
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Kenne Bell. This isn't even a tough call tbth... You want 450rwhp with instant torque or 320rwhp and not instant torque?
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Kenne Bell. This isn't even a tough call tbth... You want 450rwhp with instant torque or 320rwhp and not instant torque?
Thanks scotty...and yes instant torque.

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Sorta... Its what I would use over turbo or supercharger for a mostly track car if I had my choice.

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Ok so now I am probably going to make myself crazy....but while browsing summits online catalog, I found a 302 crate engine stroked to a 306 making 390 hp...with everything I believe I will need works out to $300.00 cheaper than the KB setup and it comes with a 3yr warranty. My engine has 98000 miles on it currently. Ugh decisions, decisions. Would be cool to pop the hood at the local car shows and see that little beast under the hood. Would I need to do anything with the ecu for an engine swap. Probably a k member correct?

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Let's see:

Off the top of my head I can think of
ECU if staying fuel injected
Associated wiring to go with said ECU
Transmission
K-member
Exhaust
Possibly a driveshaft

The KB is still your best bet right now and personally I wouldn't want to give up the sound of a 4.6 for a pushrod 306
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Let's see:

Off the top of my head I can think of
ECU if staying fuel injected
Associated wiring to go with said ECU
Transmission
K-member
Exhaust
Possibly a driveshaft

The KB is still your best bet right now and personally I wouldn't want to give up the sound of a 4.6 for a pushrod 306
Thanks Mile high....makes sense then to go KB....love the sound of my 4.6.

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