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truckguy82

6.2 with afe intake = 36hp!

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I registered on my first car forum in 2002, I've seen thousands of mods and their dynos. I've also built my own motors, turbo'd my own vehicles, and tuned my own vehicles with standalone ecu's, aftermarket sensors, and widebands.

 

That being said, I see no reason to believe the information was fictitious. Saying you never seen a vehicle gain that much from an intake does not prove anything.

 

Is it "holy shit" yes

Is it so "holy shit" you can consider a test from a reputable source and has nothing to gain by bias to be bullshit, definitely not

 

I mean for ****s sake, they even stated that the intake that performed best needs almost no tuning when their primary source of income is infact tuning. They provided people with an ability to make 36hp and not see a nickel for the sake of honesty.

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I'm sorry, but I'm not buying into 36hp from an intake. Maybe a tune and intake.

 

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36hp without tuning for it? That sounds suspect. I hope it isnt because i randomly bought one on a wim while xmas shopping for someone else, and a full morimoto setup for my 15. Just havent got around to putting it in yet.

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Peak hp goes from 291 stock to 316 with the AFE. That's 25 hp. And that's at 87 mph.

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I'm not buying it, unless these trucks are the only vehicles that respond to a "cold air" intake. If you go to any real performance forum they will all say the same thing, cai's are more for sound, and that's based on hundreds of tests over many years. Like was said earlier, factory intakes and exhausts are not restrictive to what their bolted on to. A 355 hp 5.3 intake and exhaust will flow 355 hp, like wise with a 6.2. Does anybody really think any manufacture would make a 456 hp motor and restrict it to 420 with an intake and by doing so loose gas milaeage at the same time.

I understand what your saying... but I really doubt blackbear would make false dyno runs..

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So the airaid tube alone does very little??

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So the airaid tube alone does very little??

It give you a crap ton of room, that's a huge benefit. ;)

 

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I understand what your saying... but I really doubt blackbear would make false dyno runs..

GM is not leaving 36 hp on the table. That's just ridiculous. I'm sure Blackbear didn't do anything malicious...but there's something for sure flakey with their data.

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Does anybody really think any manufacture would make a 456 hp motor and restrict it to 420 with an intake and by doing so loose gas milaeage at the same time.

Yes I do. That way in a few years they can "tune" things a bit and with that same engine put out more HP and fuel economy, but until then can still milk it for what it is putting out being somewhat more restricted. This has been a common practice for many years, I believe.

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25hp and 18lb ft according to the chart. Still the best power producer tested. Timing was pretty advanced compared to the others, that could explain the hp.

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Nothing fudged in the data, the dyno graphs are there for proof. Just like all the fellow enthusiasts out there, we too wanted to know if the aftermarket CAIs were providing any benefit to the newer vehicles.

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Nothing fudged in the data, the dyno graphs are there for proof. Just like all the fellow enthusiasts out there, we too wanted to know if the aftermarket CAIs were providing any benefit to the newer vehicles.

25hp and 18lb ft according to the chart. Still the best power producer tested. Timing was pretty advanced compared to the others, that could explain the hp.

So, no tuning was done, just oem intake off and afe on?

 

 

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Wow that's impressive considering a stock tune. Maybe the next to do mod if the dealer ever gets the torque converter/transmission issues sorted.

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Nothing fudged in the data, the dyno graphs are there for proof. Just like all the fellow enthusiasts out there, we too wanted to know if the aftermarket CAIs were providing any benefit to the newer vehicles.

As a reputable tuner, you yourself should question those dyno results. I can't believe anybody that knows much about cars thinks an intake tube would gain 36 hp. A high flowing intake manifold has never gained that much power...a good cam swap gives 50-60 hp and would require tuning...that tube isn't much different than any other tube on the chart...

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