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1LE Elbow

I figured you guys would know best. Is the 1LE elbow a worth-while mod? Definetly cleans the engine bay up without the home plate on there anymore...

1995 Caprice Classic: MGR, L99, Muffler Delete, Home Plate Delete, K&N Air Filter, 1LE Elbow. 74K miles

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Specifically, this elbow...

GM Performance Parts - 25147210 - LT1/LT4 1LE Inlet Elbow (F/B-Body) With Blocked Silencer Passage (Export)

No, I didn't pay 70 dollars for it. Got it with the car when I bought it from my father, just never installed it until recent. I think it looks way better without the "home plate" on there.
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1995 Caprice Classic: MGR, L99, Muffler Delete, Home Plate Delete, K&N Air Filter, 1LE Elbow. 74K miles

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The home plate is only to reduce intake noise, it actually robs power. Doing the elbow can free up about 5hp, you can get a little more if you do the swiss cheese airbox mod, and the throttle body coolant bypass.

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and,get rid of first base.
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Ah, yeah that too.

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350 2-bolt, stock 4bbl
Stock rebuilt TH350
Edelbrock performer cam + intake
Dual 2 1/2" Flowmaster exhuast (waiting to be installed)
Edelbrock IAS Classic shocks
95 9C1 3.08 posi
4 wheel disc brakes!
16x8 American Racing Baja's with 225/60/16 Pirelli P4's

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