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Typhoon Intake

This is a discussion on Typhoon Intake within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Is the Typhoon Intake any good, if not what is a good afortable intake for my99 camaro? thanks...

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    Member mglangley21's Avatar
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    Typhoon Intake

    Is the Typhoon Intake any good, if not what is a good afortable intake for my99 camaro? thanks

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    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
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    In one word....JUNK!

    Get yourself an LS6 intake. Cheaper, fits perfect, performs just as well.

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    I have had 2 cars with that intake that were giant headaches because of sealing issues. Many vendors have stopped selling them for this reason as well.

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    I don't think they have had any issues with the intakes as of late. Maybe the first run, but the ones out now don't have any issues that I'm aware of.

    I have the 96MM Typhoon and its fine (having it installed Tuesday along with a 90MM Fast TB)

    Just spend the extra money and get it ported, once you look inside the thing you can see why porting would help.

    I found mine on one of the ls1 forums brand new for sale fuel setup and all for $200.00

    I think most of the people who say they are junk haven't owned one or haven't owned one of the newer ones.

    If you can find it cheap I would go for it

    I would also do a search on the different ls1 forums. 99% of the people who have it installed have nothing but great things to say and 99% of the people who say bad things about the intake don't have it & never have owned it.

    Just my 2 cents

    Like I said I'm having a ported 96MM typhoon installed Tuesday (8/5/2008) along with a FAST 90MM TB. My car came with the Ls6 intake, so if I don't gain anything I'll be more then happy to eat my words. I'll post the results regardless once it's completed

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    I owned one of their very first, sold it to a local F-body club member, and have tuned 2 (others) of them. The one I owned had sealing problems and the 2 cars that came in for tuning had problems. The last one I tuned, the dyno shop was a Ford road-race shop. They told me their Ford intakes had sealing issues and they stopped carrying them. Exotic Performance Plus dropped their LS1 intake because of a large volume of sealing related returns. All of this is first-hand and all LS1 intakes. When they first came out, they were a great deal and people jumped on them. They are WAY heavy.

    I hope yours comes out well and the extra work pays off. I know that some people had no problems with their LS1 intakes also, but it doesn't take much to ruin a reputation.

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    i just bought the typhoon 96mm also, now i hope i didnt waste my money... i also bought a 101mm TB

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