We felt the new FAST LSXR 102mm intake manifold would perform admirably once teamed-up with the ProCharger D-1SC-equipped L99 of the Tune Time Performance Camaro SS. And it did just that-blowing away the stock intake, especially at high boost (over 5 pounds) and rpm (5,000 to 7,000rpm). We felt the new FAST LSXR 102mm intake manifold would perform admirably once teamed-up wit Looking back at last February's issue and our story entitled, "2010 Camaro: The Next Push," we felt the new FAST LSXR 102 intake manifold it didn't receive its just-due. The big 102mm intake showed us a gain of only 4 rwhp-it didn't respond to the CNC-ported heads and bigger cam we previously tested. When tested on stock LS3/L92/L99 engines, it has shown average gains of 14-16 hp. We're not sure if there was a problem with the installation or the dyno, but we vowed to try it again once this same car had a ProCharger D-1SC blower under hood. The FAST LSXR 102mm intake is a three-piece modular design that allows for easy disassembly and porting. It also sports larger and longer runners, which is a good-thing for the added volume of air pumped through a large displacement or forced-induction LS motor. Installing the ProCharger D-1SC supercharger accounted for an additional 172 hp to the wheels of the Tune Time Performance '10 Chevy Camaro SS. Now it was rematch-time for the big FAST LSXR 102mm intake. We would bolt on the FAST intake in out of the box form. Though we would like to have done some port and polish magic to the LSR, the stock intake was untouched so we had a fair A-B comparison. The Camaro was strapped to Tune Time's Mustang dyno. We made a few stock intake baseline pulls without the methanol injection or any tuning. We witnessed consistent pulls of 544 to 549 rwhp with only 8-degrees of total timing. On the first pull with the FAST intake, it showed an impressive increase of 40 rwhp (589 hp). Peak power was now at 6,500 rpm-right where power dropped off rapidly with the stock intake. At 6,800 rpm, the FAST intake was delivering 47 more hp to the Nitto Drag Radials. With more power at the upper-end of the power-band, we're looking to get back to the track with 3.73 gears replacing the stock 3.25s. Matt Hauffe (Tune Time and Camaro owner) reports the car has better drivability, sounds smoother, and feels faster than ever! Stay tuned. POWER CHART Baseline: 549 rwhp at 6,400 rpm FAST Intake: 589 rwhp at 6,500 rpm The FAST LSXR is one cool-looking, stock replacement-type intake manifold for the LS engine family. It features three-piece modular construction to allow for easy disassembly and porting. FAST claims extensive testing led to a runner design that was longer and less restrictive. This aids in additional air volume needed to fill the cylinders more effectively on large displacement, highly modified and boosted motors. The FAST LSXR is one cool-looking, stock replacement-type intake manifold for the LS engin Off comes the stock intake, which isn't a bad piece, but was way out of its league on this blown/cammed/Mast-headed L99. The Tune Time Camaro has received SLP headers/exhaust, Mast Motorsports cam (0.573/0.588 lift, 220/234 duration, 116 LSA) and CNC-ported heads, along with the ProCharger D-1SC supercharger. The Camaro's engine really needed the FAST induction upgrade. Off comes the stock intake, which isn't a bad piece, but was way out of its league on this Each FAST intake is constructed from an advanced polymer material and provides a true bolt-on fit. When using the stock mass air flow sensor, the existing hole needs to be drilled deeper for the MAF sensor to function properly. Be sure not to enlarge the hole when drilling or there could be a vacuum leak. Each FAST intake is constructed from an advanced polymer material and provides a true bolt After cleaning out all the debris from the manifold, we lubed only the MAF sensor O-ring to prevent it from tearing during placement and promote a good seal. After cleaning out all the debris from the manifold, we lubed only the MAF sensor O-ring t One nice feature of the LS series engine is the reusable intake gaskets. No more scraping and use of messy RTV. Here, we're transferring the gaskets from the stocker to the new FAST intake. One nice feature of the LS series engine is the reusable intake gaskets. No more scraping Before dropping the intake in place, don't forget to attach the vacuum hoses at the rear of the intake. Once the intake is installed it's almost impossible to connect the vacuum hoses. Before dropping the intake in place, don't forget to attach the vacuum hoses at the rear o Once installed, the motor sounded smoother and response was crisper. It surely looks better than stock, while providing excellent fitment. Its sits noticeably higher than stock, but still clears the cowl area. The FAST features a 102mm air inlet, but allows use of the stock 90mm throttle body (though this will definitely cost you some horsepower). Injectors, fuel rails and factory accessories fit the same as stock without any clearance issues. Once installed, the motor sounded smoother and response was crisper. It surely looks bette Looking at the dyno graph, the FAST intake proved it was worth a lot of horsepower and torque at higher boost (over 5 pounds) and rpm (over 5,000 rpm). Power remained the same at the lower boost and rpm range. Peak to peak gains were 40 rwhp and 21 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 and 5,500 rpm, respectively. Once we install a steeper set of rear gears (3.73s) and ditch the stock converter for one with a higher stall, the Camaro should be able to run easy mid 10s. Looking at the dyno graph, the FAST intake proved it was worth a lot of horsepower and tor SOURCES FAST (Fuel Air Spark Technology) 3400 Democrat Road Memphis TN 38118 877-344-8355 www.fuelairspark.com Tune Time Performance 931 Route 166 Toms River NJ 08753 732-349-7800 www.tunetimeperformance.com By Dan Foley Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!