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Ford racing intake?

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Has anyone ever put the Ford Racing intake on the Bullitt and if so, will it fit under the OEM Bullitt tower brace?
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I haven't, but I have seen it under the Bullitt strut tower brace. That price also seems a little high, I think American Muscle has it for less.

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It will fit under the brace, with some modifications (either lower the engine, or shorten the intake runners - maybe some others can elaborate). That said, unless you're planning on doing the cams, heads, throttle body and the rest, doing the intake manifold alone will have almost NO benefit.

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And I second the price being high. $759 is what Ford lists it at RETAIL price. No clue where Steeda is getting the $1084 original price...

Summit Racing (and several other vendors) list it at $615...

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I haven't, but I have seen it under the Bullitt strut tower brace. That price also seems a little high, I think American Muscle has it for less.
Yes, American Muscle sells it for considerably less too.

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It will fit under the brace, with some modifications (either lower the engine, or shorten the intake runners - maybe some others can elaborate). That said, unless you're planning on doing the cams, heads, throttle body and the rest, doing the intake manifold alone will have almost NO benefit.
Yes, that's the plan- bigger throttle body, cams, shorty headers; no new heads tho. This is all subject to change; I'm just shopping @ the moment, trying to consider options. If it required removal or replacement of the tower brace, or significant modifications to get it to fit, as you've suggested, then it's a no-go.
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I'm picking up my '08 Bullitt from the speed shop in a few hours. One of the parts I had installed was the Ford Racing intake manifold. They have mentioned nothing about having to make any modifications in order to get the strut tower brace back on, but I'll verify when I get the car back later.

I purchased mine from American Muscle, and I did see a picture of one installed on a Bullitt with strut tower brace in place.
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I'm picking up my '08 Bullitt from the speed shop in a few hours. One of the parts I had installed was the Ford Racing intake manifold. They have mentioned nothing about having to make any modifications in order to get the strut tower brace back on, but I'll verify when I get the car back later.

I purchased mine from American Muscle, and I did see a picture of one installed on a Bullitt with strut tower brace in place.
It definitely does NOT fit keeping all other things equal. I've heard most people either change out the motor mounts to smaller ones that will lower the engine a bit, they remove a bit of the bottom of the intake runners where they connect to the engine (which I'd highly recommend not doing) or they grind away some of the bottom of the strut tower brace to make room for it to fit. Maybe your shop has come up with a different solution.

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It definitely does NOT fit keeping all other things equal. I've heard most people either change out the motor mounts to smaller ones that will lower the engine a bit, they remove a bit of the bottom of the intake runners where they connect to the engine (which I'd highly recommend not doing) or they grind away some of the bottom of the strut tower brace to make room for it to fit. Maybe your shop has come up with a different solution.
I believe you, but now I'm really curious. The only thing they mentioned having an issue with was installing the long-tube headers. They said everything else went as planned, but we shall see!
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Mine fit with nothing else done to it ..


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Sounds like it's pretty close if it even needs anything at all....would a few washers be sacrilegious?

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Mine fit without any modifications


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Not pure apples to apples but here it is on my '10 with strut bar:



IIRC I remember a few guys talking about just adding a washer to space up the bar in a few cases to make room.

BTW, T-body, cams and headers along with the intake wake the engine up nicely.

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I had a ford racing intake on my bullitt when I bought it.
I helped install it on the motor when the previous owner had it.

we had to install a BMR drop K member to clear the strut brace.

it depends on how you drive if it actually makes a good amount of power vs the cost of the install.
you loose a fair amount of bottom end torque to get more power at higher rpm's.
if you do the intake install you should have 4.10 gears installed. this will help overcome the bottom end torque loss.
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I had a ford racing intake on my bullitt when I bought it.
I helped install it on the motor when the previous owner had it.

we had to install a BMR drop K member to clear the strut brace.

it depends on how you drive if it actually makes a good amount of power vs the cost of the install.
you loose a fair amount of bottom end torque to get more power at higher rpm's.
if you do the intake install you should have 4.10 gears installed. this will help overcome the bottom end torque loss.
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Th intake fits fine on the 2009 I have.

Just to be safe I placed a single (1) 3/8ths nylon washer between the fender and the brace. Works fine.
Don't need to do anything else.

Unless you have some crazy twisty torque going on in the engine bay you are going to be just fine.

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