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Old 08-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #21
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I won't be taking the head off... Doing this all while the heads on the car... I thought the manifold gaskets were a oring type seal and not a flat gasket?
My bad, you are correct.
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When port-matched the early 2K still outflows the later Zetec IMs, even without full porting.

Flow data to back this?
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It's out there. This gets rehashed time and time again.
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Then link it.
Else the argument/statement is invalid.
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Iminhell... What is your take on it? I kno u have had valuable info for me before... Do u feel it is worth it to open up the head side of the intake manifold? I'm bouncing back in forth on wether to turbo my car in the spring and I (from searching) understand the 2000 manifold is stronger and better for basic boost application( better than my stock 02 manifold)...I figure why not have parts that are usable with turbo application if I decide to go that route... Just don't want to install it then uninstall it later if I can do it now...
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I see no benefit of any plastic manifold for boost. And given that they have a shelf life, even less so given our cars ages.

I don't feel porting has any benefit and I've never seen anything personally to prove otherwise. I've had every manifold and I can't say for certain that any is better than the other. Right now my DD has a 2000IM. I'm so used to the SVT that it doesn't feel right. I think it looses power top end, but no proof of that.

Much as I hate it, the TS manifold is the best viable option for boost. But that's because the FRIM (gen II) is very hard to come by.
But then there are a good handful that have run boost for years on plastic.

In the end it's up to you. I say do it right the first time and be happy for years to come.
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Thanks for the info... I got the 2000 for 69 bux shipped so it wasn't a huge investment... The top speed manifold looks awesome but seems a lil pricey if I don't decide to go turbo(still on the fence)... For me if the 2000 flows even a little better it is worth the 69 bux... As far as if I do boost it... It will be low boost like maybe 10#s... It is my daily driver so I don't need it to be hella fast( I have a bike if I need to get my speed fix)...but I understand that 12#s would be pushing it to questionable without a spot on tune... Even then seems from searching some people have had detonation... So if I did go turbo it would be stock internals with a basic kit... So in your opinion iminhell... Was the 2000im a smart purchase or possibly just the same as my stock one?
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Like you said, it's $69. Drop in the bucket for a personal experience.
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