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Tunnel Ram?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Gmck2500mudder, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. Gmck2500mudder

    Gmck2500mudder Registered Member

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    Any of you guys run tunnel rams on your rigs? Would they work well for offroading? I could make the space under the hood but I dont know if they are any good for offroadin.
     
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    fabjunkie 1/2 ton status

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    Tunnel rams are good for high RPM/HP. Not the ideal for offroading unless you're doing mud drags or the sort.
     
  3. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    ^^^ What he said
     
  4. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Why does everyone think tunnel rams are bad for low end???? Mopar Muscle and Car Craft both have run tests that show the T ram making more torque across the board than any other intake. The runners are no longer than a TPI intake. It mostly boils down to carb selection.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    that'd be news to me.. and I would highly doubt it, articles or not.. it's been fact forever..

    straight from Weiand....

    They're designed primarily for drag racing, truck/tractor pulls, and performance marine applications where high rpm is required but bottom-end torque isn't. With their patented D-shaped port runners and large plenum chamber, they provide optimum thrust of the air/fuel mixture to the intake ports. They mount either single or dual square-mount carbs and, depending on the application, have power bands that run from 2,500 rpm to as high as 9,000 rpm.
     
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    theperfectgarage 1/2 ton status

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    Ask yourself where the torque starts. Sure, the tunnel can develop loads of tq. but not till around 3 grand & up.
     
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    word up... get a good dual plane manifold and call her good.
     
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    Some of the manufacturers make " street " rams that make power in a more usable rpm range. Never seen a side by side test though....
     
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    Had one on a 468bb chevy in a 72 blazer. Down low it was still a big block but after 3grand it was fuuunnnnn!!! It was always fun too open the hood,but not worth all the extra work of having them.:D
     
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    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    If you look at the weiand tunnel ram in the summit catalog it says and I quote: "NOTE: Due to lack of low-rpm torque, not recommended for everyday street use." It's advertised power range is 2,500 to 10,000 rpm.
     
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    Don't you hate how it makes you enter at least three characters to post?
     
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    Keeping everything sycrnized for offroading is also a PITA
     

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