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    GATO billet intake

    Hey legends

    just wantted to ask if any one is running the new Gato billet intakes.

    about to pull the trigger to order one and some feed back regarding over all performance increase would be great. Building a reliable chop Shredding machine with insane launch and reliability, not an all out drag leathal weapon. So really considering if it’s worth the upgrade

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    - et142 with machined housing & hardened clutch w. set at 16lb slip
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    Quote Originally Posted by No.LMTS View Post
    Hey legends

    just wantted to ask if any one is running the new Gato billet intakes.

    about to pull the trigger to order one and some feed back regarding over all performance increase would be great. Building a reliable chop Shredding machine with insane launch and reliability, not an all out drag leathal weapon. So really considering if it’s worth the upgrade
    The shorter runners will produce less torque in the lower rpm range (built in launch control). The only negative with aluminum intakes manifolds (I have the Riva/Wilson intake), once the engine is shut down it will absorb a lot of heat which is observable in IAT. It takes several minutes after start up for the IAT to normalize to near ocean/lake temps.

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    16 ft-lb slip with 142 charger sounds low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1tommygunner1927 View Post
    The shorter runners will produce less torque in the lower rpm range (built in launch control). The only negative with aluminum intakes manifolds (I have the Riva/Wilson intake), once the engine is shut down it will absorb a lot of heat which is observable in IAT. It takes several minutes after start up for the IAT to normalize to near ocean/lake temps.
    Thanks for the intel tommy.
    riva/Wilson’s definitely has longer runner similar to Oem. I did consider it but intake is discontinued and very really available second hand. Also looked at APC but after reading all the threads regarding structural integrity and cracking thought to steer clear. The only other option for longer runners might be Les Cooks intake to consider.

    Regarding to your comment on “less torque in low rpm range” are we talking substantial amount of loos that would vastly affect the acceleration and hole shot ?…..
    would the intake have the same “Low T.at low rpm” if it was used in the Turbo set up application???

    thank mate 🤙🏽

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptscon View Post
    16 ft-lb slip with 142 charger sounds low.
    what would you suggest it should be set at ?..
    To my knowledge it’s always 14-18ft-lb for correct slip load.

    would be great to find out what everyone sets 142’s clutch slip at
    thank mate

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    Is there a specific reason you need a aluminum manifold? You can simply reinforce the stock one with a drill and a bunch of small bolts or buy the reinforcement kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No.LMTS View Post
    what would you suggest it should be set at ?..
    To my knowledge it’s always 14-18ft-lb for correct slip load.

    would be great to find out what everyone sets 142’s clutch slip at
    thank mate

    I believe for the 142 it's closer to 18 ft-lb. I use 16 on my 135 wheel.

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    Only considering for two main reasons.
    firstly would be repositioned intake chamber inline with runners hens increasing instant intake deliver and volume
    and over all structural integrity.

    I suppose you have a point a ski is only set @8700 limiter and even with 142 I’ll be pushing below 20/21psi
    i do have intake girdle installed to avoid manifold splitting.

    would you say it’s bit of over kill given the current set up?…

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    Quote Originally Posted by No.LMTS View Post
    would you say it’s bit of over kill given the current set up?…
    Definitely overkill unless you run a high boost turbo setup. I don't remember anyone posting issues with a stock reinforced manifold on a supercharged ski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No.LMTS View Post
    Only considering for two main reasons.
    firstly would be repositioned intake chamber inline with runners hens increasing instant intake deliver and volume
    and over all structural integrity.

    I suppose you have a point a ski is only set @8700 limiter and even with 142 I’ll be pushing below 20/21psi
    i do have intake girdle installed to avoid manifold splitting.

    would you say it’s bit of over kill given the current set up?…

    You'll be about 16-17ish at 8700 on the 142. ZERO need for anything other than the girdle.

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