Reviewed By Sean E M (Troy, IL) Reviewed for a 2001 Chevy Corvette —11/3/2010 7:27 AM
I choose this manifold mostly for the appearance, but also because of the potential it will have for porting and installing NOS nozzles. The weight and heat transfer were initial issues of mine, but the weight is minimal, and the fact that the aluminum conducts heat is a non-issue. The install was the exteremely easy and took only about an hour, much better than Gen 1 small blocks. I did also choose BBK because it uses OEM gaskets which makes for easier maintainence down the road. The only cons I would list are not very significant. It did have a very very minor cast flaw, which was a small amount of aluminum at the opening of the runner and will be easily ground off (I installed without grinding it off as it is extrememly small and will be porting later on). Secondly, and this is not an actual issue with the intake, but I find it odd that BBK does not offer an 85mm throttle body to match the intake for Corvette applications. Overall, I would say this is a great buy and have no real complaints. IT looks GREAT too.