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Old 01-27-2004, 17:44   #1 (permalink)
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Explorer vs. Edelbrock Performer

Dunno if there was a thread on this, just wanted to know because i'm in the market for a manifold. Which will flow more? I reckon the performer will, but just wondered by how much?

And then how does the edelbrock go compared to the trickflow?

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Old 01-27-2004, 18:05   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Explorer vs. Edelbrock Performer

What? Your keeping the car afterall and beefing it up? Sweet!

I would say the Trickflows flow more, but then again I dont have flow comparisons.

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Old 01-27-2004, 18:14   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Explorer vs. Edelbrock Performer

c the thing is i'm an au explorer manifold that someone has for sale so.... i know that trickflow's are the best but i want to know if they will flow "that" much better or if i can get away with porting the au ones....
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Re: Explorer vs. Edelbrock Performer

imo. I would say the aftermarket ones are better, plus you can do extra porting to them if you want. For your car I would recommend an edelbrock performer RPM manifold. They shouldnt be much extra over the standard performer manifold.

Do a web search for the edlebrock intakes as well as the trickflow ones. Theres heaps of info on them.

The only reason I would go an explorer is for insurance reasons and also budget performance.

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Re: Explorer vs. Edelbrock Performer

Further to Siks question. Will the cost of an Explorer relate to the amount of lost compared to a Edelbrock or Trickflow manifold? Something like the amount of airflow per dollar.
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Re: Explorer vs. Edelbrock Performer

Not too sure. It will obviously depend on application and how far you intend to go.

From what SikEDXR8 car is built to, it would benefit with a explorer no doubt, but IMHO not as much as an aftermarket manifold like an edlebrock performer RPM or similar in the trickflow range.

I have been in Simons car and it definitely need help breathing in the topend department as it wont make power over 4000rpm in its current state. It should rev to 6500-7000rpm with little hassle as it was built that way!

It would be best to assess your intentions and your budget to determine your initial decision for a manifold.

Lastly I would say for bang for your buck, the edelbrock performer is an excellent street intake for not much over 1k. If you can find an explorer manifold, you are definitely doing well!
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Re: Explorer vs. Edelbrock Performer

The Edelbrock is an oldie but a goodie - I think it will be my choice when the time comes:
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive/..._overload.html

Also check out this thread - Big Mick has listed a few URLs of interest:
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Re: Explorer vs. Edelbrock Performer

Flow wise, the trickflow flows 245cfm, the Edelbrock 225cfm and the explorer just over 190cfm per runner. Power wise there won't be much in it when you take into account 200cfm per runner is roughly equal to 400hp of flow. If you can get an explorer cheap, get it, otherwise get the edelbrock one IMO, but not the RPM one unless you run it on a stroker.

Also, the explorer is fairly easy to port if you have a spare hour or two, and should flow well over 200cfm after.

Here is the data I got out of the MM&FF testing (I think it was that one anyway. I just threw it into an excel graph and it shows minimal differences between the explorer, edelbrock and trickflow. Also remember that the test car is putting out 330rwhp or 245rwkw. ----> graph

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Re: Explorer vs. Edelbrock Performer

I have heard the edelbrock upper is easier to port as well because you can take the cover off. Dont know if this is true or not. I will get my manifold on the car one day.
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Re: Explorer vs. Edelbrock Performer

I would definetly go the Edelbrock manifold over the Explorer. I have heard that the Trickflow manifolds flow the best out of the lot and are a little cheaper than the edelbrocks.
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