Originally Posted by Eastwood
does anybody know why would ford come up with a different intake manifold then 2000 edition, what was the reason? maybe 2000 intake manifold isn't really good ?
2000 manifold is one piece, flows well enough and is expensive to mass produce.
2001+ is two piece of a new simpler design, pressed together and cheaper to make.
Just like everything after my 2000, stuff that cost money was dumped in favor of cheaper assembly.
Discounting the SVT manifold due to complication of implementation it is best flowing factory manifold and can be had used or new fairly cheaply.
300hp isn't difficult to attain. Keep build cost low and focus on quality hard parts and the best tuning you can buy.