1. Fullbore71

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    Ok Guys.... Sorry if it's been asked before but I couldn't find anything. I wanted to know what is the best intake to run on a W2 engine. The RPM will be from 2800 to 6800. Basically now a street car but driven hard. Don't know anything about them but I was told the Holley street Dominator was just about like the Strip Dominator except the water passages. The only other one I can fine at the moment is the Edelbrock Victor. Not too worried about lower RPM because it's got 4.88 gears and a 4500 stall converter. Basically from 2500-2800 would be the low end of the RPM range. I do have a Street Dominator but if you guys think the Edelbrock or Strip Dominator is better that I'll wait until I find one. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Yes, internally the Holley W-2 Street Dominator is the same as a W-2 Strip Dominator, except for the added water heating. I ran both on a 360 W-2 Challenger race car I had years ago. I tried to compared them or the Holley to the Edelbrock, but I preferred the Holley based on the fact that the Holley versions have a shallower, smaller plenum, figuring it would provide more torque & power in my rpm range. I kept mine under 7,000 rpm also and ran a 2" 4-hole spacer.
     
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    • RustyRatRod

      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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      Strip Dominator hands down, IMO. Why would anybody need or want manifold heat on something bad enough to have W2 heads on it? lol
       
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      • mbaird

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        Well since W2s have no heat crossover it really wont matter if they want one .
         
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          Oh ... you are refering to water passage . Don't think it will make a huge difference unless he is in AZ . Might help in noerthern climates.
           
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          • rumblefish360

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            I have St/Dom & the M1. The street version has a slightly narrower port in the plenum and is a clove red square flanged for the carb. The M1 has a wide open square for the carb. Both are water heated.

            You would want a warmer plenum for the street. But it will some power in exchange for drivability. It’s a marginal difference. But there. The intake can be easily modified.
             
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            • Fullbore71

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              Because at the moment I have that Street Dominator manifold sitting right in front of me but yes I do agree with what you are saying.
               
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              I knew I would get straight up answers from you guys! Thank you! Much appreciated! Guess I'll run this Street Dominator for now.
               
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              RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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              Well yeah that's kinda a no brainer. I wasn't sayin to run out and get the other one. I missed you already had one. lol
               
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