ls3 intake manifold development
We have often wondered and been asked if porting in addition to the radius rod addition would improve the LS3 manifold. We figured it would be a great time to find out – so Mike and Ryan quickly built 2 manifolds, one with just rods and the other with the stands removed and ported. Both we and our customers have tested the radius rods on chassis dynos and at the track many times and usually see from 6 to as much as 12 RWHP. We saw 11HP at 6600.
Both we and our customers have tested the radius rods on chassis dynos and at the track, and usually see from 6 to as much as 12rwhp. We saw 11rwhp at 6600.
The ported version looked quite a bit better. We were disappointed with the positive result as the porting is very labor intensive and it’s probably going to be requested a lot going forward. We didn’t find significantly more peak power, but we got it everywhere and the midrange torque increase was worth the effort.
…we didn’t find significantly more peak power, but we got it everywhere and the midrange torque increase was worth the effort.
1) Mod Mine.
The “Mod Mine” option allows you to send in your LS3 / L99 Intake Manifold in to us (shipping instructions below) to have the modifications completed. This option is best for the individual who doesn’t use their car as a daily driver, or can stand for the car to sit for a short period of time – while we are modifying your manifold. This is the least expensive option. Typical turn time is around 2 weeks.
2) Mod Mine (Expedite).
The “Mod Mine (Expedite) option is the same as “Mod Mine” but with a guaranteed 3 day turn around. We know some of you are a little less patient (or can’t have your cars down as long), so we have created a solution just for you!
The “Exchange” option is our most popular option – because it doesn’t require any downtime at all. We send you one of our modified manifolds from inventory, and when you receive it – just send yours back in the box you received yours in. It’s that easy! When we receive yours (and verify it is not damaged…) you receive you core refund back.
4) No Core.
The “No Core” option is for the individual that wants us to send you one of our modified intake manifolds, and does not want to send us a core for a refund.
If you selected the Mod Mine, Mod Mine (Expedite), or Exchange options – when you are ready, pack up and ship your intake manifold to:
1301 T P White Dr
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Please include a copy of your invoice in the box with your manifold.
We HIGHLY recommend using generous amounts of shipping peanuts / bubble wrap. We’ve had a few “less than cautious” packing jobs (thrown in a box and taped up) which led to manifolds getting damaged in shipping. Unfortunately we are unable to issue core refunds on broken / damaged manifolds.