hey guys, im just trying to get some imput on what i should do for my winter engine "build" the main part that i will get getting will be a new intake manifold. i have really had my eyes on the trickflow. is that a good choice? in the long run i will be trying to turbo (hopefully hellion) my 93 lx so will alow for good flow? what else should i look into? BBK 75mm Throttle body? i have many questions and any imput would be great. Thanks for any help!
Hey man what did you end up doing and changing to down the road. I have a situation where I was first concentrating on the 400 W I'm going to build and deciding which intake to get. I did narrow it down to the Box R or an elbow intake converted EFI. My boy with his 408 told me the TFS R was too small for his combo and he switched to the Box and picked up 35 hp.
Now my situation is I've decided I want a 331 as well so I'll build that first. Since I have a wrecked 302 with a Performer rpm 2 and TW 170 cc's, I was just going to use those on the 331 and may still do if I don't sell the entire 302 motor or the heads and intake. I'm thinking to go with AFR 185s or a TF equivalent head to that and either another Rpm 2 or the TFS R. I'll have to research which intake would make more sense with my combo. And the car will be just a nice weekend driving streetcar, No track, matter of fact both cars will be. And also NA for both. May drive a few times a week sometimes. I'll eventually have 2 stangs, maybe 3 if I get the Termi after I build the 400. So yes decisions decisions. I did also decide that I'd live with the 331 setup using the heads and intake on my 302 as the 400 W should achieve 500 hp at least.
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You can always just leave the engine stock then turbo it with a few sporting modes such as exhaust , fuel pump, injectors,And you shouldn't breaking the block. It's just a thought
see my last post ryan and chime in. That's if you guys get the notification lol. But yes this time around I'd like to match everything up as best I could.
I guess overall the 185 AFR heads would definitely be better than the TF 170s but have to research and compare the Performer 2 vs the TFS R intake.
If I keep the 170s and sell the Performer, I could either get another performer 2 or the TFS R. And my performer 2 needs re powedercoating after some Freon leaked and has it kinda dull so selling and getting a new one would save me repowdercoating it.
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Again it's hard to say. How much money do you have set a side for the engine build. Maybe some guys on here can come up with a better combo then the tf top end kit and a closer hp/tq #
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