We all know the General Motors line of LS motors are some of the best for engine swaps and tuning, and turbos or superchargers are usually the best way to bump up to some serious power figures. But as forced induction increases power, you need to build up other parts of the engine in other ways to make sure it doesn’t break. A very important component to that is an upgraded intake manifold, and Holley Performance Parts has just revealed their lo-ram boosted LS intake manifold.
The intake manifold is designed for GM LS Gen III and IV engines, equipped with GM LS1, LS2 and LS6 (cathedral port) cylinder heads. It’s best for engines that make peak power at 7,000-8,000 RPM. It also works with either turbochargers or superchargers, making it an incredibly versatile product for anyone wanting to get big power out of their LS powered vehicle. That’s usually done through forced induction.
Holley fitted their boosted LS intake manifold with a number of key characteristics that make it perfect for this application. It features two injectors per cylinder, standard 6-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ burst panel flange, high-volume fuel rails with mounting hardware, and has a 105mm throttle body.
The intake manifold is available in a satin or black color, and measures only nine inches tall, so Holley says it’ll fit under most hoods. It also comes in at a rather agreeable $799. People will spend far more than that on the turbos or supercharger themselves, and they need this part to make everything run reliably.
The full kit includes the Lo-Ram intake manifold itself, and all the sealing o-rings, plugs, and fasteners required the system requires for installation. For a part so crucial in big power, blown LS motors, and its apparent quality, this upgrade seems like a no brainer for anyone who is looking to supercharge or turbocharge their LS engine.