Hey everyone, well here is our long awaited project, our new complete intake manifold.
Some may remembers pics of an all aluminum manifold from over a year ago, well there have been many reasons it has taken this long. This project has been very difficult, with many failed prototypes.
The following pictures are of our prototype, which will be VERY similar to the full production version, which we should have pics within 2 weeks. This prototype has a coating on it, while the production version will initially only be offered in a full polished product.
There is a long standing board member who has done independant testing with FI, who will be posting within the next couple days with impressions, graphs, etc. The numbers will speak for themselves.
This manifold clearly shines with FI, but will also give great high rpm gains with NA. We are still awaiting final testing numbers with NA, and are also testing it with increased REV limit up to 7100, as the car continues to pull past 6500rpm with this new manifold. Also expect increased throttle response, as it is a much more efficient design.
The factory upper and lower plenum have several flaws in their design, we believe mainly because of space and location limitations. The factory design has air flow coming first over the top, running over many turbulent spots in the lower plenum. Then the air must turn direction again before going into the intake runners. We feel our design has all smooth transitions for a more efficient design. We also use slightly larger and slightly shorter runners to gain hp up top with very minimal losses below 4k rpm. The manifold also features internal velocity stack inlets for each runner, increasing air flow.
*This manifold WILL clear the factory strut bar and most (possibly all) aftermarket strut bars.
*factory engine cover will NOT work with this manifold, however we are currently developing an AWESOME engine cover to complement the manifold
** major change from the previous versions is that this manifold is actually made from stainless steel, not aluminum. We had several reasons for doing this, and think that it offers the best product for you guys.
- Stainless steel conducts about 13 times less heat than aluminum!!! - this means far less heat soak, and cooler intake temps
- We are able to achieve a a better and more durable polished finish on stainless.
- Space is LIMITED under that hood, especially since it clears the strut bar, and we are able to use thinner material in sections, maximizing plenum volume.
- Stainless was not used as any type of cost cutting, as it is considerably more expensive.
AVAILABILITY, this is not a teaser post, we are already in the process of completing the first batch, we will most likely be running a group buy once we have pics of the polished product. This should be within 2 weeks. Pricing will be in the $700-800 range, which we think will be VERY competitive, especially considering the difficulty of fabrication.
This is just the first post, so please ask any questions, as I am sure I have not covered everything.
SungNamZ's Z with Kinetix prototype...
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Highest number that day...
His mods...excluding the new plenum...
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