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post #18 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2006
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Originally Posted by 96mustang12
So what do u think would be better to get the split port then heads and a cam or just get heads and a cam for what my 96 already has?
Can't make that decision for ya -

you're going to have to port the intakes if you do the heads on your 96.

If you're after ultimate power, you will want the 03+ bottom end, a SC rotating assembly, or crank with custom rods, pistons, etc., and then you can choose what you want up top.

the 99+ heads make more torque and are more efficient, the pre 99s intakes make more flow if ported correctly for more ultimate hp. You can't use a pre-99 intake with the 99+ heads.

Of you can pick up a sheet metal intake to out flow the pre-99s, or install a spacer to increase plenum volume.

But it depends on what you want out of the car. If you build a 1/4 machine, it won't necessarily be very streetable. For streetable performance I'd go with the 99+ heads and intake.

Does any of this make any sense?

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