Review & Install Video
Hey guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a detailed overview and installation of the Professional Products Satin Typhoon Intake Manifold available for all 1999 and 2004 Mustang GTs. So in this video, I'll be going over the performance gains, functionality, and of course, benefits you can expect when it comes to this intake manifold from Professional Products, as well as all the materials and construction that goes into it. I'll top the video off with the installation, which I'll let you know upfront here, guys, will get a full three outta three wrenches on our difficulty meter. So the Professional Products Satin Typhoon Intake Manifold will be for any 1999 to 2004 Mustang GT owner who might be looking to get some improvements as far as airflow is concerned, which of course, we all know airflow in a two-valve 4.6 will equal more power. So when it comes to this particular product compared to some of the other option, this will allow you to get power as a direct bolt-on upgrade from the factory option to allow you to pull in more airflow, which of course, in turn, we all know leads to more power.
Now the two-valve 4.6 liter option does have a couple of other ones as far as, you know, a direct OE style replacements. This one of course is compatible with all stock engine components such as the alternator, pulleys, and other things as well, whereas some of the other ones really can't boast that fact. So this option is offered in a three-piece kit which is perfect for the guys out there looking to fine tune and [inaudible 00:01:19] in order to make sure you get bigger gains and bigger airflows. That'll definitely maximize the performance. Now Professional Products has claimed to gain 20 rear wheel horsepower without any work done to it. Now, in my opinion that's a little bit generous for a stock naturally aspirated engine, but for the guys out there looking to do that work, you can definitely see that as it is in the realm of possibilities.
Now I'm taking a look at this myself, it doesn't have the best castings and all that. Some guys have found that it might be a little clogged up in some places and cleaning it up would definitely do the trick. But it is, like I said, one of the options that is a direct bolt-on that doesn't require any work. If you're running a bit of boost, I would recommend getting a fine-tune reported job going on on this option just to get a little bit more out of it. Now since we're on the notion of materials and construction, it has a satin powder-coated finish which gives it a friendly OEM-style look, something that doesn't really scream aftermarket, but if that is exactly what you're looking for, then they do have the exact same product in a polished finished which gives it a mirror-like shine. Some guys might think that's a little bit tacky, but for some guys out there, you might be looking for that really big show car appearance.
As far as the pricing is concerned, this one in particular comes in right around the $450 mark for the satin option. The polished option might be running you a little bit more since it is a bit more flashy. Now in my personal opinion, it is to be expected the price tag isn't really out of the realm of, you know, the realistic expectations as far as intake manifolds are concerned, but with all the reviews that I've seen myself and all the research I've done, the castings coulda been a little bit better for the price tag. But again, either way, it's a direct bolt and go, so it's up to you on how much you would like to spend and if you like to pick something up that you might wanna do a little bit more work to in order to get it to be a top notch maximum potential.
Shifting gears over to the install portion of the video, like I said in the very beginning, this one will get a full three outta three wrenches on our difficulty meter, something that will require you to have some mechanical expertise on deck if you don't have them yourselves. Now, as far
Dyno proven performance gains.
This satin finish Typhoon manifold has been chassis dyno proven to produce 21.5 more rear wheel horsepower than the factory manifold at 6,500 rpm and more torque from 4,000 rpm on up (with a cam upgrade).
Three Piece Design.
Not only is the Typhoon intake manifold compatible with stock engine accessories (such as alternator, pullies, etc.), it's constructed as a three piece design to allow easy access to the bottom and middle of the plenum chamber and the runners for additional port and plenum fine tuning.
Uses stock engine accessories.
The Typhoon manifold is a direct bolt-in replacement for all 1999 to 2004 4.6 2V engines and uses the stock alternator and other stock engine accessories.
To realize the full power potential that this intake manifold has to offer, a cam change is highly recommended. AmericanMuscle recommends Comp Cams Stage III Xtreme Energy XE270AH Camshafts
for the 1999-2004 4.6 2V Mustangs.
This Typhoon Intake Manifold is designed for the 1999 to 2004 4.6L GT's and can also be used on 1996-1998 4.6 GT engines if 1999+ heads are used along with additional modifications and required parts.
Technical Notes: The stock intake manifold bolts are too short and the nine bolts supplied in this kit must be used. The two stock bolts that go through the thermostat area of the manifold can be used. The four bolts holding the upper plenum to the manifold are too long and you must use the supplied kit bolts.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Stainless Steel Alternator Bracket
- (9) 8mm Intake Manifold Bolts
- (4) 6mm Upper Plenum Bolts
- (1) Upper Plenum to Manifold Gasket
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 4 Hours
Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- GT - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04