Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
So I have done some timed and distance testing with my new intake and it definitely has some pros and cons. The pros being it performs fantastic for your daily driving but a con might be at the track. Here is why. With the intake even my slowest time tested from 0-20 is faster than my vehicle average before my intake. I also have a great deal more wheel spin on the street with the intake because of the instant torque. I know without a doubt my 60' time at a track would be improved by a good amount from the first time I took it to the track. They always say the first 60 feet are the most important but... It appears my low end torque gains have a trade off and that's in the high rpm range. From 20-30 & 30-40 the difference between my old set up and intake is minimal (.02 second slower 20-30 & .04 seconds slower from 30-40) and that can just be due to the increase in humidity and temps. My main concern is from 40-50 which is the tail end of first gear. Its 0.15 seconds slower with my testing to date. Its back to par with my old system from 50-60 & 60-70 ( would assume it would drop off again at the tail end of 2nd but maybe not). In regards to distance testing (330') both of my averages are the same but with my intake going 1-2 mph faster. Its hard to tell but unless I could knock off at least a full 10th from my 60' with the new intake I have a feeling I will run slower in the quarter. One other thing to consider is all of my testing data from my old setup is from Oct - June of this year so it has a few months of much cooler temps but either way it appears I have an issue in the higher RPM's. Wondering if this is just the summer temps killing it? Considering its my daily driver and am not racing it 99% of the time my intake is the way to go in the hot temps either way. I guess my intake could be a complete animal with the right cool air quality. I havnt driven in less then 75 degree weather since the installation so that has yet to be determined.
Just curious about your take and performance preferences? Also do you think removing the resonators & mid pipe and installing X pipes would bridge that gap a little in the high rpm range????
2008 Panther Black V6
Homemade Intake Tube with K&N drop in
Dynomax Super Turbo Mufflers
LPM with air scoop into the lower panel of the snorkel
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