It is hard for me to answer something I have not done yet but in theory even adding those items won't change the need for the vacuum even though it will be different. You might would simply add another TPI valve to the lid and still be way less expensvie than a aftermarket intake.
yes you would need more air, to answer your question. I know porting does good but it normally does it on the top end only.
I steer my research to the average guy. The average guy will NOT buy a brand new vehicle and go into the motor right off the bat. The majority want simple bolt on items that work and that is our main focus.
I let more experienced poeple like Mickey at FST do the motor work and make recommendations for what is needed to go with his parts.
Cams is about as far as I will go on this motor.
I want to add something hear. We all believe everryone selling something is telling the truth and they have researched it well. WE all want more and when a company selling whatever tells us it will do what we want, we go for it. Now I don't believe every company sets out to mislead people I just think they don't test the right way to. The air intake that they only tested on the flow bench is a great example. They thought they were doing good with all this new flow, more air must mean more power, right? It does if you can use it.
What they did and many others is make something and test something that just flows better not performs better.
How about this. I got a new fuel pump that will flow 65 gallons per hour versus the stock pump at 11 gallons per hour, we get more power because we can pump more fuel. Sounds logical huh? Ok, but my engine won't burn but 5 gallons an hour so why do I need the 60 extra gallons per hour now? These number are fictitional not actually what the stock system would flow, but you get the point.
So the guy who makes the pump thinks he is doing us a good thing because he has tunnel vision and never looks past his pump at the need for the extra fuel.
To get this or any engine to work with any high flowing intake you will have to do something to require more air, cams, larger pistons, turbo etc. then you will have to replace your vacuum carbs with mechanical slide carbs so they are not suceptable to the vacuum needed.
Last edited by Hunterworks; 10-09-2008 at 08:42 AM.