home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > maintenance & nonperformance

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-07-2019, 04:21 PM   #1
Eviltwin
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
Default LM7 LS guys...what intake you running?

I want to get rid of my ugly looking truck intake and replace with something sexier.

post what you're using and let me know if you're using the truck or f-body accessory driveline!

Cheers,
R
__________________
1990 BMW Hartge H35
1983 Volvo 245 *now with LS power!*
Eviltwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2019, 04:27 PM   #2
240wagonguy
Board Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Weare, NH
Default

If you can fit a truck intake, anything else stock is a waste of money.

Actually, not true, get a GMT900 truck intake. The "TBSS" intake manifold. Thats on par with an LS6, but FARRRRRR cheaper.
__________________
1985 740GLE sedan winter beater Cali car.
240wagonguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2019, 04:33 PM   #3
Eviltwin
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 240wagonguy View Post
If you can fit a truck intake, anything else stock is a waste of money.

Actually, not true, get a GMT900 truck intake. The "TBSS" intake manifold. Thats on par with an LS6, but FARRRRRR cheaper.
I was looking along the lines of something like this...
I'm curious to know whether or not a 92mm TB will clean the alternator/idler pulley

https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/513050/10002/-1
Eviltwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2019, 04:34 PM   #4
Eviltwin
Board Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 240wagonguy View Post
If you can fit a truck intake, anything else stock is a waste of money.

Actually, not true, get a GMT900 truck intake. The "TBSS" intake manifold. Thats on par with an LS6, but FARRRRRR cheaper.

I still find the TBSS intake ugo, plus from what I've read the LS6 intake is on par if not just slightly better then the truck intake
Eviltwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2019, 04:54 PM   #5
JohnMc
PV Abuser
 
JohnMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Louis
Default

AFAIK the truck, and esp the TBSS, is a bit better in the lower rpm ranges, due to the longer runners. But the LS6 catches up by the time you get to some higher revs.

Toooo much data, sure to induce analysis paralysis: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/20-l...ifolds-tested/

I got a pretty cheap LS6 manifold on eBay. It was shipped from somewhere in the middle east. Nothing wrong with it, but I'll need to clean it really well, I have to assume it was used in some sort of desert conditions without a filter. Or without a good filter. There are dirt/oil deposits inside it. I did that because it was cheap, low profile - I'll be able to use my strut brace still, and pretty good power-wise compared to many other of the OEM manifolds.
__________________
'63 PV Rat Rod
'93 245 16VT Classic #1141
JohnMc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2019, 05:06 PM   #6
VB242
A tough rowing ho
 
VB242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnMc View Post
AFAIK the truck, and esp the TBSS, is a bit better in the lower rpm ranges, due to the longer runners. But the LS6 catches up by the time you get to some higher revs.

Toooo much data, sure to induce analysis paralysis: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/20-l...ifolds-tested/

I got a pretty cheap LS6 manifold on eBay. It was shipped from somewhere in the middle east. Nothing wrong with it, but I'll need to clean it really well, I have to assume it was used in some sort of desert conditions without a filter. Or without a good filter. There are dirt/oil deposits inside it. I did that because it was cheap, low profile - I'll be able to use my strut brace still, and pretty good power-wise compared to many other of the OEM manifolds.
Sounds like the terrorists win again, shipping you dirty IED manifold.
__________________
1980 primer JDM flares franken-242DL now with 8.8, 1989 silver 780 sienna rear spring nivomat delete.
VB242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2019, 05:09 PM   #7
240wagonguy
Board Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Weare, NH
Default

I mean, yea if you want car show points then spend the 3-400 for an LS6. It's absurd. But I'm going to have to pickup something to clear the hood in my 745. Truck intakes are too tall otherwise I'd run one, I'm tripping over the damn things.
240wagonguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2019, 05:11 PM   #8
240wagonguy
Board Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Weare, NH
Default

yea I was looking at those sheetmetal intakes. You can get them with a throttle body, without the jegs stickers, on ebay for less money.
240wagonguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2019, 05:31 PM   #9
JohnMc
PV Abuser
 
JohnMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Louis
Default

I looked, my cheap crappy sand filled LS6 intake was $250 shipped from Kuwait.

There are other complaints about them being filled with sand. I'm just picturing some sort of dune racing shens going on.
JohnMc is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.