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Old 12-22-2011, 04:44 AM   #1
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Im thinking of doing a 408 stroker build geared towards towing in my 2000 2500. It would use TEA ported 317's, a rotating assembly from texas speed, EPS truck torque 2 cam, and long tubes. I think I may also need a larger throttle body, such as the nick williams 92mm unit. Will this tb fit my stock intake? I feel a FAST setup might be overkill, considering this engine will seldom operate above 5500.
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The cool thing about the FAST is that it makes power accross the board, not only at high RPM.

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Do you have some sort of alert set up when anything about a FAST intake is posted? It seems like I always see you in them
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Believe me, its not that I don't want the FAST intake, its a cash thing.
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Ya I just bought one for my my build not cheap at all lol
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Do you have some sort of alert set up when anything about a FAST intake is posted? It seems like I always see you in them
I have done a lot of testing on them, and they are really worth the money.

Ive tested the edelbrocks as well all of the OEM LS car/truck intakes, so i understand intake more than most.

I also had a bad expereince with an engine that was a terrible combination, and it sucked. I try to keep people out of the same situation as I was in. (First engine was 350 SBC, 882 heads, Single plane intake, 750 carb, 8.5:1 compression, 254/264 .525 lift solid flat tappet cam)
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I have done a lot of testing on them, and they are really worth the money.

Ive tested the edelbrocks as well all of the OEM LS car/truck intakes, so i understand intake more than most.

I also had a bad expereince with an engine that was a terrible combination, and it sucked. I try to keep people out of the same situation as I was in. (First engine was 350 SBC, 882 heads, Single plane intake, 750 carb, 8.5:1 compression, 254/264 .525 lift solid flat tappet cam)
Ouch, I bet power was nonexistant below 3500.
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should make for a nice combo!
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:38 AM   #9
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Your heading in my direction. I just added a FAST LSXRT I am going through some tuning issues but I can feel power picked up everywhere across the board.
I think a TBSS intake would be a nice addition as well. Much simpler tuning and install. Maybe not as good but gains are gains.
Should be a real nice driver with whatever intake you pick.
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for towing, i don't see a FAST intake worth the cash IMO. A TBSS or l92 setup would be my option.
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