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Old 03-09-2011, 02:53 PM
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Intake elbow

I was looking at the CFM+ intake elbow and just wondering if it is worth the money. Does anyone have any experience with these? What are the power gains? I see there are two configurations, the small mouth (uses the PITA stock intercooler pipe) and the large mouth (that comes with its own intercooler pipe, but costs significantly more). I have stock turbo and injectors and will probably never upgrade those that much. I may try the Powermax turbo when mine dies, but hopefully that won't be anytime soon. Let me know what you guys think. At this point I really only want to put money into things that will yield power and reliability.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:58 PM
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From what I read there seems to be a better way to spend your money. Good for extra ports.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:00 PM
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Don't waste your money on it unless you just want to look at something blingy under the hood. There is virtually no performance gain with an aftermarket elbow. The real air restriction is in the intake manifold itself. The aftermarket ones do have pre drilled ports for things like a boost gauge, water or nitrous injection, etc. but the factory elbow is thick enough that it can be drilled and tapped too with ease. An aftermarket elbow will add neither reliability or any real performance gain.
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I put one on my truck knowing full well that the gains would be minimal at best, plus I caught a real good Christmas sale w/free shipping. It looks nice, but did absolutely nothing performance wise
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:20 PM
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I have the banks high intake on my 05 did not see anything performance wise but my egt is honestly 100-150* cooler.
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Yeah, I agree with Kurt. I have a Largemouth with CFM's pipe and there is zero noticeable performance gain but it looks nicer. $450 nicer, that's another question.
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An aftermarket elbow will add neither reliability or any real performance gain.
WHAT??? Why didn't you tell me this sooner?

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