Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by NIKwoaC, Mar 13, 2011.
I think if you investigate a high rpm setup you will quickly alter your opinion on budget.
Are you drowning in replies?
Love the concept of your build, love being different. My low budget high compression/small Ecam DD surprised lots if peeps too. I've been studying your dyno v.s. mine. Our rwtq #'s are darn close. Although i get to 300rwtq at 3000rpms and peak at 4-ish sooner and you hit 300rwtq around 3750-ish and your HP's start to walk mine in the upper RPMs with your intake/cam/heads, but up too 5000rpms were pretty darn similer. I'm itching to add more air with a TFS R intake with my already super ported "P" heads and maybe adding 1.7 rockers to the mix to let it breath better. I know its only an Ecam but my funds may be limited, so im thinking of going this route and then I'd already have my intake for a bigger motor later. Currently have a ported Cobra intake.
Honestly I think an r intake will be too much for your heads. A track heat would be a better option.
Well without ruffling peoples feathers, the best looking intakes to me are the Gt40/Cobra and TFS R one, maybe a Saleen also but I feel they are few. I like the black R one a lot. But I'm in the arena of looking at it similar to Nik about the 90mm throttle body.
I found so me good research from Tmoss where they put TFS R and a Gt40, holley, rpm against it with a 347 and the numbers traded 27rwtq for 25rwhp up to 6500 rpms, so id rather keep the street torque cause im not turnning more rpms than that on the street.
Comparisons where only one part is changed on an engine tells only a fragment of the story. Engines are a system of components that have to work together to produce usable power, so if you only change one of those many components, you're really not gaining a full understanding of what's going on. That's the great fallacy of many a magazine article- so you really have to take that stuff with a grain of salt and try to read between the lines. For example, on those runs that the engine lost torque- is the intake "too big", or are the valve events no longer optimal?
Although i feel my milled heads would help that R intake down low too, wish i could just dyno my thoughts about all this...lol