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    Plazmaman lightweight N54 intake manifold by Mad Auto Developments

    Pictures of this caught my eye as it certainly looks like a very, very nice piece.

    What does it offer over manifolds already available though? Where is the testing data?

    The main benefit seems to be weight.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mad Auto Developments
    After close to two years in development we are stepping into the ring with the new featherweight on the block our forward facing manifold built for us by Plazmaman for the N54 motor.

    Weighing in at a measly 6.08 kg or 13.4 lb

    RRP 2699 AUD + options.

    Options are as follows (All Pricing in AUD)

    SFI Burst Panel / Backfire window 299

    Pi rail and 55 lb injectors 599 to 699 pending injector price

    Black dispersion coating or custom colour starts at 199

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    Very nice part but never can understand the reasoning why none of these aftermarket options ever seem to have a matched oval shape intake runner? Is it due to complexity in making the runner itself, and that standard round tubing just makes it more simple?

    Shaping matching aside is the intake runner area the same as the port as it looks quite a bit smaller? If so wouldn't this be quite disadvantageous?

    Definitely open to some schooling on this if anyone has the time.

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    This is a very nice looking piece!
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    I'll be doing the testing next week and have some results for you guys vs the ff manifold.

    I'll be sending Tony a manifold to test on his beast as soon as I'm done.
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    Well shes running but its the first time I used e85 since installing the blended tune on the new flex fuel setup having some issues.

    On 93 the manifold has definetly made an improvement and the butt dyno says wow.

    Need to sort out our flex tune or go back to the stand alone e85 tune and rip out the flex setup for now.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by martymil Click here to enlarge
    Well shes running but its the first time I used e85 since installing the blended tune on the new flex fuel setup having some issues.
    That is a beautiful engine bay!!

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    I think when you are trying to bring a product to market it should looks its best backed up by results

    You could have the best product but if it looks like a dog's breakfast it will never sell.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by martymil Click here to enlarge
    I think when you are trying to bring a product to market it should looks its best backed up by results

    You could have the best product but if it looks like a dog's breakfast it will never sell.
    True. It sure is pretty though...

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    Ok had some issues to sort out, so sorry for the delay.

    Finally got some logs for you to ponder over on 93 unleaded with 20% e85 for knock control.

    Ran out of time to test more boost, workshop was closing down for Christmas but the results are impressive thus far

    Fab Factory / red line / 26 psi / 68f dyno cell -
    https://datazap.me/u/martymil/log-15...og=0&data=3-22

    Mad Auto / blue line / 20psi / 86f dyno cell -
    https://datazap.me/u/martymil/log-15...og=0&data=3-23

    As you can see with much higher temp dyno cell and 6 psi less boost the new manifold
    is making the same power up top, this will change once we wind up the boost.

    We will be sending a manifold to VTT for testing, he has the car and the equipment to give an unbiased opinion.
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    Good data at least. Curious what Vargas comes up with.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
    Good data at least. Curious what Vargas comes up with.
    Yes, would like to see his data with a few intake manifolds that he has.
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    So we have been doing some BPM4 controller testing in extreme aussie conditions.

    Ambient was reading 40c or 104f but it was much higher than that as the temp was more like 44c or 111f

    We also where testing running without a phenolic gasket to see if its needed and see what kind negative effects it would have if any, well the results speak for them selves.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by martymil Click here to enlarge
    As you can see with much higher temp dyno cell and 6 psi less boost the new manifold
    is making the same power up top, this will change once we wind up the boost.
    That's highly impressive. Don't understand how but peak hp is the same with less boost there so something in that design is alleviating a top end restriction.

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    This manifold is basically a direct copy of plazmamans GTR design adapted to the n54 platform.

    This manifold is designed for high boost and high revs and has a 5.5 Litre plenum.

    I wish I had a dyno available to test a high boost run on 93 so i could have a direct comparison but not till after the new year.

    Tony from VTT will be doing the real testing for us and I dont think this manifold will disappoint.
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    This is great for serious n54 owners.

    They have proven how good their Intercoolers and intake manifolds are. They are running in many engine packages in the 7 second 1/4 mile area. GTR, Barra and LS for example.

    This will no doubt be the most popular intake for many years to come.

    Cheers Martymil for getting it made.

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    BTW the new IC we have been selling for a little while now runs the latest revision of the plazmaman tube and fin core and when married to this manifold, well the results speak for them selves as shown earlier in dash displayed 41c deg heat.
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    Ok guys got to clear something up, the results here arent a true back to back result so dont think thats the gains you should get.

    I dont want people thinking i'm trying to show favourable results to sell manifolds.

    I'm not selling anything and the manifolds aren't for sale yet, I'd be happy if it made the same power as the FF manifold.

    These are just results, until I have unbiased independent results they are just numbers nothing else.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by martymil Click here to enlarge
    Ok guys got to clear something up, the results here arent a true back to back result so dont think thats the gains you should get.

    .......

    These are just results, until I have unbiased independent results they are just numbers nothing else.
    Appreciate the honesty! I'd like to see where this goes before I finally pull the trigger on something.
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    As promised same tune.

    Iat's where almost 10 to 15f higher
    Dyno room was 88f

    But last and not least on e13 not e20 like before


    So basically a small increase in power, much lighter manifold, no phenolic gasket.

    Over the moon with result.

    First result to show this run was not a fluke, both runs are 10 sec apart and back to back.

    Fab Factory / red line / 26 psi / 68f dyno cell -
    https://datazap.me/u/martymil/log-1545379757?log=0&data=3-22

    Mad Auto / blue line / 26psi / 88f dyno cell - https://datazap.me/u/martymil/log-1546930807?log=0&data=3-22
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    Awesome manifold! Not to derail the thread, but marty, whats going on there with your fuel rail setup? Is that a feed from another pump, in the center of the rail?

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    Yes it's the double barrel setup from VTT
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    So does Tony have his intake yet?

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    Its getting made for him this week, everyone was on holidays till the 14th.
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    whats the story on that valve cover ? Click here to enlarge
    Is it a cosmetic modification or a new piece?

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    I believe it's a painted VTT cover

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