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This is a discussion on intake manifold within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; What is the best intake manifold for the money? I am still running the stock throtle body....

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    What is the best intake manifold for the money? I am still running the stock throtle body.

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    What are your goals for the car?

    You want to upgrade the throttle body when you do the intake.

    What's your budget?

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    This. Answer these questions and we can give a little better opinion.

    But to give a quick answer

    Big budget = BEST FAST 102 - This requires some deep pockets. Not only is it just for the intake, but you will need new injectors, throttle body, possible a fuel pump, and tuning for peak performance Intake alone is $1400.

    On a modest budget = LS6 - This will work with all bolt ons. It gives about 30% more air volume over the LS1 intake. Used - $300, new $450 and up.

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    Most will say go LS6...some notice it, some dont. Then there's aluminum intakes, similar to the LS6 in power but they'll give you more in the upper rpms.

    Heads/Cam/Intake/Stall.
    404 Rwhp uncorrected @ 6400

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    IMO Fast intake for anything in the 500+rwhp NA range anything less than 500 with a fast is a waste of money...

    Go LS6, $250-$350 range good to about 450rwhp-500rwhp NA

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    The ls6 sounds good. Should i do a bigger throttle body as well? I would like to get about 500 hp.

    For the car I have
    SLP intake lid
    Slp ram air kit
    Granitelli maf
    3.73 gears
    Hooker long tube headers
    Custom dyno tune

    I am open to suggestions as to what I should get or replace to make it faster and run better

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    A ported stock throttle body will be all you need, great bang for the buck mod. Seeing your running 373's im assuming you have an auto car....it'll be damn near impossible to hit 500 (if you mean rwhp) on a stock block without fi...
    Last edited by BrownsMillsAntz; 05-24-2012 at 10:24 AM.

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    I want to do as much as i can, as long as I can pass emissions in Colorado. I would love to do heads and cam and add FI down the road

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    that tends to be problem, as you would need a different cam to go with FI. generally a cam intended for good NA numbers wont work well with FI, and vice versa.

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    Your best bet would be AI Heads, Custom Grind cam, and a ported Fast if your want as much as you can.

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    will this setup pass emissions? also, where is the best place to get a ls6 manifold and a ported throttle body to go with it?
    Last edited by Dreamnz28; 05-24-2012 at 08:23 PM.

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    try ebay some times they have good deals there, for the p&p throttle body.

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    amazon has some throttle bodies for decent.

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    theres a guy always selling ported TBs on ebay with a hot chick holding the parts. theyre the cheapest and appear to be of good quality. no BS, straight forward ads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamnz28 View Post
    will this setup pass emissions? also, where is the best place to get a ls6 manifold and a ported throttle body to go with it?
    The reason I said custom cam was to get yourself the most out of a sniffer friendly cam...Nowadays a good tune can get you by most emmisions testings...You can find used LS6's all day long on ls1tech for 300-350 bucks...As for the ported TB send your stocker off the New Era, theres also a few guys that do them over on tech. I reccomend you educate yourself a little more about the LS engines. You dont wanna go into a build blindly.
    Last edited by BrownsMillsAntz; 05-25-2012 at 09:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    theres a guy always selling ported TBs on ebay with a hot chick holding the parts. theyre the cheapest and appear to be of good quality. no BS, straight forward ads
    Yea w/ the big boobies lol, hes been selling them there for awhile.

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    I have been doing some research and have seen some reasonably priced intakes on eBay. What is everyone's thought on the typhoon ls6 intakes preferably the 96mm model and a 85mm throtle body? What kinds of gains and differences will I notice?
    2000 Z28 Custom tune, slp air box/ram air, granetelli Mass air, Hooker long tubes/dual cats no mufflers,
    19"(front) 20" (back) Diablo Wishbones

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    The gains of the intake will be small. It'll be more beneficial once you do heads, cam and full exhaust.


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