TBSS intake or LS1 on 5.3??? - LS1TECH

Go Back   LS1TECH > LS1-LS2-LS3-LS6-LS7 PERFORMANCE > Generation III External Engine
Log In 
Search


Generation III External Engine
LS1 | LS6 | Bolt-Ons | Intakes | Exhaust | Ignition | Accessories


TBSS intake or LS1 on 5.3???

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
Teching In
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 40
Default TBSS intake or LS1 on 5.3???

I keep reading that the LS1 intake kinda sucks as far as factory intakes go, I have a TBSS intake off a 2006, it's not to ugly if you smooth down the ribs. But who cares anyways it's in a mustang anyways, is there a performance gain over the LS1 intake? Obviously there will be a low end torque increase but I may go FI later but either way which is better overall? Engine has the heads and cam from the TBSS installed as well what you guys think?
fastcrash30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
Staging Lane
 
FIRECHICKEN5.3's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Mechanicsburg PA
Posts: 57
Default

I hear truck intakes outperform LS1 intakes all the way through the rev range but LS6 intakes beat a truck intake in the upper rpms.
FIRECHICKEN5.3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
Teching In
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FIRECHICKEN5.3 View Post
I hear truck intakes outperform LS1 intakes all the way through the rev range but LS6 intakes beat a truck intake in the upper rpms.
Going in a DD street car, convertible at that, so super high revs are few and far between.
fastcrash30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 08:43 PM   #4
TECH Resident
 
Trader Rating: 6
Join Date: May 2009
Location: columbus,ohio
Posts: 799
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FIRECHICKEN5.3 View Post
I hear truck intakes outperform LS1 intakes all the way through the rev range but LS6 intakes beat a truck intake in the upper rpms.
While it is true that the LS6 just barely outperforms the truck intake that is the old Gen III style. The nnbs or tbss intake clearly outperforms both.
omc8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 05:38 AM   #5
Teching In
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by omc8 View Post
While it is true that the LS6 just barely outperforms the truck intake that is the old Gen III style. The nnbs or tbss intake clearly outperforms both.
now thats the first time someone has said that it outperforms both to my kmowledge! with all the bracing and addition of the IRS in the rear I certainly could use the dded torque with a truck intake, as to appearances like I said its in my mustang so opening the hood either way I'm getting looked at sideways lol,
fastcrash30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 07:07 AM   #6
TECH Junkie
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: St Louis
Posts: 3,134
Default

Keep in mind the comparisons between intakes is on a larger 5.7. On the smaller 5.3 with stock cam, you wont notice any difference.
I went with the LS1 for hood clearance, and because they only cost $35.
garys 68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 02:28 PM   #7
Teching In
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by garys 68 View Post
Keep in mind the comparisons between intakes is on a larger 5.7. On the smaller 5.3 with stock cam, you wont notice any difference.
I went with the LS1 for hood clearance, and because they only cost $35.
I have ls2 cam in and 799 heads oh well
fastcrash30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wtb TbSS intake manifold dropped72ss Parts Wanted 0 08-10-2015 11:02 PM
LS7 (most of it anyway) Houston corvettemick Parts Classifieds 2 06-19-2015 11:36 AM
putting a ls1 into a tbss SStressin Generation III Internal Engine 8 02-09-2015 07:40 PM
TBSS converter question farmington Automatic Transmission 3 02-06-2015 07:46 AM
TSP cam, LS6 intake, TBSS intake... T/ALT1 Parts Classifieds 5 10-05-2013 09:28 PM


Tags
53, cam, intake, ls1, ls1tech, ls6, obs, ss, tbss, trailblazer


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


 

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC2
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Service - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - JOBS
Emails & Contact Details