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Old 08-30-2012, 02:29 PM   #26
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How long have these been out? Any advantage to these over the V-max?
They started testing them almost 2 years ago. If there was a problem, it would have come to the surface by now. I don't think they are putting the focus on advertising the GM line as much as they do the Mustang stuff because that is their primary market. I'm sure it doesn't help that their production facility isn't that large and they make a TON of stuff.

When BBK was formed, it was for the Mustang. They are trying to branch out, it is just going slower than they would like, mostly due to the economy. Where it's just a TB (no electronics), I can't see it having an issue. It uses all the factory electronics.
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Would this require a retune? Wonder if it would make any noticeable difference going from the Vmax to this?
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #28
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...and if they were such a bangin product then maybe BBK would be the company instead of Rx/VMax having weeks long waiting lines for their TBs.

Just an observation.
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Considering they haven't made it to market yet. And the price difference between the 2. 379.00 vs 150.00. But I didn't go with either one.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:13 PM   #30
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You guys are getting me nowhere lol....

So this BBK has been around for two years but hasn't made it to market yet? That's not making any sense....

And how are they getting a 95mm tb to work where a 90mm one was previously?

As for the VMax, I'm just not sold on it. I don't care if they have waiting lines that wrap around the planet. That doesn't necessarily make them the best. And besides, there is nothing wrong with going against the mold. Too many cookie cutter camaros out there now anyway
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:17 PM   #31
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Lmao at Coyote!!!

I heard about it a while back but never heard of ANYONE especially here using one!
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:35 PM   #32
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Hey Coyote here's another one for you.

Lingenfelter does the same thing for 95.00 but they have a 1- 2 day turnaround.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:38 PM   #33
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You guys are getting me nowhere lol....

So this BBK has been around for two years but hasn't made it to market yet? That's not making any sense...
I don't know that it's been 2 yrs but I'd rather that than them put out an inferior product.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:40 PM   #34
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Hey Coyote here's another one for you.

Lingenfelter does the same thing for 95.00 but they have a 1- 2 day turnaround.
Same thing as what? The Vmax?
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Same thing as what? The Vmax?
Ported and polished throttle body. Unless I was told wrong it is the same thing as the vmax.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:56 PM   #36
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Ported and polished throttle body. Unless I was told wrong it is the same thing as the vmax.
Huh. That's something else to think about then... Do they offer a core exchange like the Vmax? Or do you just send them you tb and they send it back a few days later?
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Huh. That's something else to think about then... Do they offer a core exchange like the Vmax? Or do you just send them you tb and they send it back a few days later?
Send them your TB and they get it right back to you. Give them a call and talk to Ryan, Tim or Jeff.
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Send them your TB and they get it right back to you. Give them a call and talk to Ryan, Tim or Jeff.
Gotcha. That's actually great cause my car is my daily driver and I need it to be running occasionally lol
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The Vmax isn't exactly the same as a ported/polished TB. It's CNC machined into a spiral pattern with very tight tolerances, and supposedly produces better results than if it were done by hand.
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Well I stand corrected. Not trying to put bad info. Guess i should not beleive everything I read on the internet.lol

Are there any test on the vmax vs other in house porting jobs? Just out of curiosity.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:25 PM   #41
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The Vmax isn't exactly the same as a ported/polished TB. It's CNC machined into a spiral pattern with very tight tolerances, and supposedly produces better results than if it were done by hand.
Oh damn I forgot that the vmax has the spiral pattern and not a polished tb... Oops. I think that was my bad there...
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Here's one Vmax thread with some testing. I don't see a dyno graph there, but he gives all the numbers in his writeup.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113634
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:57 AM   #43
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So basically 5-6 rwhp and 4-5 rwt on the vmax.

Taken from the write up and I thought it was kind of interesting since this is a big selling point for these intakes.

" Some ask about the swirl effect or spiral cut of the bore, and initally this was just how the digitizing designed the cutting path. We have no testing to show that this cutting pattern is better then a straght cut, but it certainly does not hurt.*"
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:59 AM   #44
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As for the VMax, I'm just not sold on it.
Not just you - the majority are not sold on it.....
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But but Mr Smirnoff I can really really feel it in my butt!!! When I first put it on I was skeptical but NOW IM a believer!! It even tickles upon acceleration and I can smoke the tires through all me gears!! Thanks TB!!

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From the makers of "6 minute Abs", we bring you the new and improved 96mm TB...it does everything the 95mm does, except it does it 1mm better!! Order today and we'll throw in 6 ozs of "Horsepower in a can". Much like HP in a bottle, but recyclable!! Order now!
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From the makers of "6 minute Abs", we bring you the new and improved 96mm TB...it does everything the 95mm does, except it does it 1mm better!! Order today and we'll throw in 6 ozs of "Horsepower in a can". Much like HP in a bottle, but recyclable!! Order now!
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:51 AM   #48
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A properly ported TB(cnc or by hand) will put up respectable gains compared to an aftermarket piece. Ive seen too many on the dyno and the track being tested(properly ported and not) to say its worth it. They are popular for two reasons, its a low cost mod and easily installed.
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Key words Mr. White "properly" and actually "ported". Lol
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A properly ported TB(cnc or by hand) will put up respectable gains compared to an aftermarket piece. Ive seen too many on the dyno and the track being tested(properly ported and not) to say its worth it. They are popular for two reasons, its a low cost mod and easily installed.
What are you getting at? Out with it man! Lol
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