Edelbrock Intake Manifold Review of the Performer Models, Air-Gap Series, and More

An Edelbrock intake manifold can be used for a specific application. The company makes several styles of manifolds so that a number of applications can be covered. Years of testing and design have given Edelbrock plenty of insights into which characteristics are ideal for certain applications. No matter what kind of vehicle you are driving, you will find an intake manifold that will give you the power and speed you need.

The Performer models in particular are a popular choice. These have a dual-plane (high-rise) design. They can produce top-end horsepower, which makes them ideal for engines that run from 1,500 – 6,500 rpm. The Performer RPMs have large plenums and runners. They can match any modification of a high-output engine and retain good throttle response. As long as the correct carburetor is used, they are legal in all 50 states.

For most domestic V8 engines and some V6 engines, there are non-EGR and EGR models available. Whichever Performer model you go with, make sure you use it in the correct application and with the right carburetor.

Some of the Performer models are ideal for fuel injected engines. They are legal stock replacements for GM and Ford. These manifolds deliver balanced cylinder to cylinder air and fuel distribution.

The Hi FLO TPI Vortec model is compatible with OEM equipment, including the EGR Valve, as well as most aftermarket equipment. It’s ideal for 96 and Later GMs. It has pretty impressive power (mid-range) and throttle response.

Another popular Edelbrock intake manifold is the Air-Gap Series. This intake is for Idle to (approximately) 5500 RPM performance. It ensures broad torque curve with its innovative runner design. The Air-Gap Series has won an award for its design. You can expect a denser and cooler charge for more power.

These are just a few examples of the intake manifolds this company can create. Every single manifold is cast at the Edelbrock Aluminum Foundry. They are machined at centers specializing in computerized machinery. The manifolds are available in four finishes: Polished, Satin, Polished, and Black Powder-Coated.

One of the ways in which they really stand out (particularly the Performer manifolds) is that they are made with a 180-degree firing order and runner design that can’t be found in other brands. This runner design is patented exclusively to Edelbrock and helps improve torque a great deal over a wide RPM range.

If you want to order an Edelbrock intake manifold, make sure that you choose one that is compatible with your vehicle. They are all very durable and can last for a long time.