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Old 10-28-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
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How much boost can 2000 ZX3 IM Handle?

Sorry, but I searched and failed.

So, what's the consensus on how much boost the early ZX3 Intake Manifold can handle, which is the same intake manifold that I have?

Any ways or ideas on making it stronger?


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I was running 18psi on it for a while without any issues. I would imagine that it can hold quite a bit, say over 20psi. The only thing is that you need to make sure that the vacuum lines are properly tie strapped on the IM or they will blow off.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:10 PM   #3
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i have been running 24psi on it for about 8 months
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im running 18psi through it
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I ran 22psi through it a few times and the only issue I had was the vacuum hoses popping off. If it keeps happening I might cut and drill them off and put some brass barbs at the back, but till then zip-ties plus zip tie gun FTW.
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Thanks Guys.

I wasn't sure before if some of you have SVT Intake Manifolds.
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