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Old 08-09-2004, 11:26 AM
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Question Edelbrock Performer 390 vs. RPM

OK guys! i need some input here!!!
I have a 67' ford f-100 short bed Ranger package pick-up, fairly built 352 under the hood but im lookin for a new intake.... edelbrock says go with their performer 390 since my truck is a low end torque beast and the 390 is rated from idle - 5500.
Well i was almost at the point of ordering untill i ran accrost a mention that the edelbrock performer RPM would do me better even though it is ranked for higher rmp usage it will work well in the same range as the 390 and even out perform the 390 at low rpms.....

is this just a bunch or yammering or is there some truth to this?

please give any info or input that you have!

oh yeah... and the truck is a daily driver.... but as with every man, we need to have our fun too!!

thanx again!!!

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Old 08-09-2004, 02:42 PM
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What's the rst of the combo?
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There might be something to it. Edelbrock does quite a bit of dyno testing with their various combinations on various engines and they provide the printouts of the results on their web site. You might want to check the site to see it they show a test for the 352.
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Performer RPM FE (1500-6500 RPM)
I doubt you want stumbling at off idle tip-in and I doubt you are going to take that 352 to 6500RPM.



This is what you want for your pickup...
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Well the cheaper and more logical performer 390 it is!!! Thanx for all the input....

and if any more of u have anymore info or input on this topic... im always glad to hear that i made the right or wrong decision!! haha

thanx once again guys!!!!
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Hey Byrdie.

I'm running the performer intake, cam, and an e-brock carb on my 390, i really like it. if i was running at the strip, i think i'd want the perf. rpm, but for pulling and running around, the regular performer has done fine by me.
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