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Old 05-23-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Ported Intake Manifold!!

My next upgrade is a ported intake manifold. I have the core coming which I will ship out once I get it and inspect it to make sure it is in good condition. I am going with V-Max since I already have their ported TB. However I have been reading about a company called Bare Essentials Racing. Has anyone heard of them or had any experience with them? Again, I'm pretty sure I'm going with V-Max as I am pretty confident in their work. But if anyone has any knowledge or experience with other companies that offer the same work then I'd gladly consider it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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V-Max does pretty solid work but without any head work or a cam you might not gain much with a ported manifold.
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You'll feel improved throttle response, but 1/4 mile time will stay pretty much the same.
Worth while mod because its inexpensive and does improve tap in throttle feel and response.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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Yes I have, they hav been around a Lil while popular with the vette crowd, but I don't know how it is now. BUT I believe that you will not benefit much from it since you are not moving that kind of air "YET" lol. I think you can use that money else where IMHO blak.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:04 PM   #5
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My next upgrade is a ported intake manifold. I have the core coming which I will ship out once I get it and inspect it to make sure it is in good condition. I am going with V-Max since I already have their ported TB. However I have been reading about a company called Bare Essentials Racing. Has anyone heard of them or had any experience with them? Again, I'm pretty sure I'm going with V-Max as I am pretty confident in their work. But if anyone has any knowledge or experience with other companies that offer the same work then I'd gladly consider it.
There is a little-known modification to the intake manifold which is bench proven to increase flow and make 12-20hp, depending on your mods, however porting will likely sacrifice flow, structural strength on LS3 L76/L77 manifolds.
In terms of reviews / reputation etc, look where I'm sending your old throttle body to- here it will mate with a new manifold, to be modified and rebuilt with ported TB, then sent halfway around the world to Brisbane, Australia.
Yeah, still bang for buck!
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W/out heads/cam to match, expect maybe 10-15 rwhp from our porting. The posts above from juiced and little are good advice....but it cant hurt and your then ready for more mods later. :thumpsup:
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice guys. And yea the plan is for a cam, heads, and supercharger in the future. I would do the cam and heads at the same time as the ported manifold but I don't have anywhere to do something as involved as a full top end. So the manifold will have to make do for now.

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Yes I have, they hav been around a Lil while popular with the vette crowd, but I don't know how it is now. BUT I believe that you will not benefit much from it since you are not moving that kind of air "YET" lol. I think you can use that money else where IMHO blak.
After the manifold I am planning on getting my lowering springs installed along with a rim/tire package. That's about as much as I wanna do to the suspension. I have a lighting kit I wanna purchase for the grille, emblems, the foot wells and interior, and the DRLs. Maybe an aftermarket hood. All in all the manifold is just a piece of an as yet incomplete puzzle.
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Blaq, you can also get up with Rhino, I hear he has been getting good results from his ported intakes. Thinking about doing mine too!
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Blaq, you can also get up with Rhino, I hear he has been getting good results from his ported intakes. Thinking about doing mine too!
I didnt know this!! Wait til I pm rhino!
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I didnt know this!! Wait til I pm rhino!
Yea I think he's done a couple lately and been getting somewhere around
8-10hp I believe. Don't quote me on the exact numbers but it's close. He'll fill you in. Ill see him tomorrow so I'm going to ask him more about it.
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yep rhino is porting stuff. i call a big bs on 10-15 rwhp from porting tho. if u are confindent in ur claims sc2150 ill send u a intake and let u port it but if i dont get 10rwhp u owe me a intake and 100 buck . but if i do ill pay u a extra 100. want to make that bet and ill let u choose the dyno within 150 miles from my house
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:46 PM   #13
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Blaq, you can also get up with Rhino, I hear he has been getting good results from his ported intakes. Thinking about doing mine too!
Is he porting or doing his "special mod"?
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I have the BER ported intake and without cam/head work or FI its probably wont matter much. I just put it on shortly before my Vortech.
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Is he porting or doing his "special mod"?
Do I even wanna know what that is? LOL! Well, you've got my attention...

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I have the BER ported intake and without cam/head work or FI its probably wont matter much. I just put it on shortly before my Vortech.
Yea all the rest is in the future. I just happened upon a great deal for a core intake manifold so I might as well go through with it. Although I have to say I've never been let down by an intake manifold upgrade before. Even on my 4.6 SOHC 2V 03 Mustang GT. But still, it's just a piece of the puzzle. But I'd like to know more about your impressions of BER. Are they using CNC porting or hand porting? And what is the cost and turn around time?
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its hand ported by the looks of it. The owner was really helpful and the turn around was fast. The day after I paid him he shipped me a intake FedEx I believe and he even painted it for me just as a thanks for being military. Customer service is top knotch and he does TBs as well. Price was very reasonable.
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lol, very few see gains u know its true. so does he lol
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There's a guy named Rick Crawford, (google Rick Crawford ported intake), he's on LS1tech and the G8 boards that has done quite a bit of work on stock intakes.

There's some good info on how he installs a "radius bar" in the intake and doesn't port them at all.

It's a bit similar to clay used around a port entry to flow it, but since you can't open up a factory intake he installs shaped bar in front of the runners. He found solid gains.
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yep rhino is porting stuff. i call a big bs on 10-15 rwhp from porting tho. if u are confindent in ur claims sc2150 ill send u a intake and let u port it but if i dont get 10rwhp u owe me a intake and 100 buck . but if i do ill pay u a extra 100. want to make that bet and ill let u choose the dyno within 150 miles from my house

Will take that bet for sure.

List the dyno shops. All must be equal when they do the runs and this will do a lot to settle this.

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bluecat tuning, rpp , shortuning. i think thats all of them i know of but im sure they r more. im live all the way to the east point in ky. i will get up with u in a week or so . i dont know if my buddies got another intake layin around or not. but if he dont do u have any cores for sale?
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or better yet. we are thinkin about gonig to ft pierce late next month to see some family . we can do this at ur shop or at someone u know in that area
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SC2150, give me some details on your porting work. Or are you using V-Max?
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There's a guy named Rick Crawford, (google Rick Crawford ported intake), he's on LS1tech and the G8 boards that has done quite a bit of work on stock intakes.

There's some good info on how he installs a "radius bar" in the intake and doesn't port them at all.

It's a bit similar to clay used around a port entry to flow it, but since you can't open up a factory intake he installs shaped bar in front of the runners. He found solid gains.
Yes I'm getting Rick Crawford to send one DownUnder in the next week or so, solid gains from G8 dragsters, most in 11s and his G8 is 10s... with AFM and 6.0
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