it is lower than a 4.6 3v. look at the intake runner where they peak, and also the intake exits at the front over the alternator. mine fits under the stock hood without hitting it when a stock 4.6 2v elbow is used. i don't have a number to satisfy you, but i own one and i have compared them side by side, and my intake elbow sits level with the runners. the point where the 4.6 3v is tall enough to matter is the front at the inlet. this intake is similar to the BA falcon unit with a small difference being location of the inlet and the height of the inlets. this motor is designed to fit into the BA falcon. with the inlet on mine being in the middle there is added hood clearance over the front entrance 4.6 3v. that's just how it is.
my powerband with lightly modded settings is idle to 6000. when i changed the rev limiter out of fear of blowing it up i lost 4 mph. i have yet to run 82mph since i changed it. but i can't afford to blow it up until forgings go in. i just have too many projects whether it be intake fabrication or headers or any other miriad of ideas i try. i have managed to slow down when changing from the original setup. i read an article from australia where they found 325rwhp from a 5.4 3v using the stock long runner intake with non-cam bolt-ons. they noted the long runner ran better than expected considering it's 14" runner length. i am finding the same thing. the last attempt i will make with mine is to taper the runner to 9" mark and see if it picks up MPH. i still haven't retarded the cams. so there is plenty still in it from that.
96 gt. .93 teksid ported 4V, forged, 64mm turbo,sniper tune, BA2600maf, 90/10's, granitelli rear LCA's, 3.90's, QA-1 200in/lb fronts, tubular everything, coil overs.
2011GT, 300A, base model, 3.73, brembos, spoiler delete, candy red. current mods: lethal off road x-pipe, airraid cai, lethal 93 tune, roush axle back mufflers
Last edited by assasinator; 10-24-2006 at 09:18 PM.