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Intakes.... Street or Track heat? Please help!

Old 05-17-2006, 11:31 PM
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Well the time has finally come and I almost have enough for an intake. I decided to go along with the Trickflow. My question is what intake would peform the best for me on the street and maybe the track during the summertime? I know that the street heat is good for idle to 5500, while the track heat is good for 1500-6500. Considering im only 16 I cant rebuild my block yet, so I dont think that the track heat would get me anywhere, because I wouldnt rev the engine that high ever on stock internals and 118k. Let me know any details on these intakes, and also will I feel an increase in power? Thanks everyone
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:41 PM
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i say track heat. i never understood that from "idle" to 5500 thing. who the hell cares about hp at idle or before 1500rpms? i always think ahead, but if you're not going to increase your displacement say over a 306 get a street.
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:42 PM
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Trick flow street heat will be best for you.
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:11 AM
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Track heat on stock heads is a waste of cash.
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:19 AM
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yup, just save up till you can get the top end complete kit, around 2k. youre 1400 away then. patience daneil son, patience!!
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:37 AM
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oh my bad, you have stock heads. dont waste your money, save up for the complete engine kit.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:36 AM
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The street heat is much better suited for your combo since your powerband tops out mid 5000's. The difference between the two is the length of the runners. The track heat has 12" runners instead of 14" like the street heat. Longer runners develop more low end tq, but don't hold the power to the higher rpms. That's why you see boosted applications running box upper intakes=very short runners....max top end power.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:43 AM
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i have about $1800 and im going to get the street heat package. along with a rebuild or new shortblock if i can find one under a grand, if anybody could help me out itd be greatly appreciated. i found a place that has the trickflow street heat thing for $2180 & its free shipping 50resto has it for $2140 but you pay $80-90 shipping. if i was you id go with street heat.
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Old 05-18-2006, 03:09 AM
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time to start a new piggy bank for a TF h/c/i kit. i have only about $700, but i have to pay tuition! damn scholarships don't work during summer terms
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Old 05-18-2006, 03:10 AM
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track heat.
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