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what intake are you running on your 350?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by WantedaDodge, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. WantedaDodge

    WantedaDodge 1/2 ton status

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    Thinking about putting a different intake on my truck. I have a completely stock '84 350. Want to keep the QJet. What would you folks go for to give it a little more power?:confused:
     
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    Edelbrock performer

    IF you live where it doesn't get cold and you don't need EGR, get a Performer RPM, you won't lose any low end.
     
  3. WantedaDodge

    WantedaDodge 1/2 ton status

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    I know the Performer RPM is the way to go on Mopars, but I've never had a rig with EGR so I really don't know if I need it or not.

    It gets down in the 30's here in the winter regularly, but usually the coldest it gets is 40s.

    Can I get an RPM w/ spreadbore?
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I use to run an Edelbrock Performer (not an RPM). It was a good manifold.

    Harley
     
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    Chalk up another vote for the "Performer" .

    Tom
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I would suggest the performer.

    Yes they make an RPM spreadbore.

    No I wouldnt' run it on your rig, it has no exhaust gas crossover and would be ROUGH when it's cold outside.

    Run the performer.
     
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    Performer Air Gap. It's set up for the Q-jet. Wasn't too sure if I'd like this manifold but it seems to be working out great.:thumb:
     
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    Well I am the odd one out I guess. I run a Edelbrock RPM performer on my truck. I love it, the trucks starts up good when it is hot or cold. Well It was -05 out side today and I had to hit the gas when I went to start her up.
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    Adam
     
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    Well, it may be different on Chevy's, but I know my RPM on my 360 Chrysler has a heat crossover...

    So, lets say I get the RPM, what do I need to plug off for the old EGR system...
     
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    That's what I did.
     
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    Nothing. Performer RPM intakes don't have the capability of hooking up EGR.

    I don't know why you'd want to eliminate EGR on a rig if it functions though.
     
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    I refuce too run Edelcrap. I like Dart Machinery. [​IMG]
     
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    edelbrock performer on a pre 87 motor...
    on my 89 tbi Im using the stcok chevy... with the runner and carb ports all smoothed out.. carb is slightly overbored

    cam
     
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    I got a egr blockoff plate from autozone.... :)
     
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    i have a performer rpm intake if anyone is looking for one for good deal, like 50 bucks ? i wont run any aftermarket intake on a bone stock engine, it isnt gonna suck in any more air than with a stock intake if the heads and exhausts are stock still
    its mainly just for looks and so you can say hey i have a such and such intake on the engine(yank yank)
    more intake you put on an engine then less faster throttle response youll have



    good luck
     
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    I should also point out that when the NEW 350 was put in my blazer the shop that did it took off the main parts of the EGR system. If you have a EGR system on your truck and it works run it.
    Thanks
    Adam
     
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    for the money id keep the stock intake on and mod elsewhere for power. If your going to upgrade heads and/or exhaust then consider intake then i would say the air gap edelbrok:thumb:
     
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    Probably won't do anything with the heads, but it's gonna get a Comp Cams Xtreme 4x4 cam w/ 210/216 dur @ .050 and like .470 lift. Also gonna give it a set of tri y headers and a full 2.5 inch dual exhaust.

    May go to Vortecs later.
     
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    GO WITH THE INTAKE THEN I LIKE THE AIR GAP. FOR SURE DUAL PLANE WHATEVER U GET:thumb:
     
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    Uhh....No. A stock intake is good for a boat anchor. A good aftermarket intake (like an Edelbrock Performer) is one of the cheapest/easiest performance adder's you can do. It brought to life an otherwise gutless 305 that currently resides under my hood.

    John
     

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