Merlin X vs Profiler Sniper Manifold

Old 12-20-2010, 07:41 AM
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I purchased a set of Dart Pro 1 355 cnc heads and a Sniper manifold for a 565 BBC. I received the heads from the supplier but he substituted a Merlin X manifold for the Sniper. Does anyone know if they are equivalent or is one better than the other in performance?

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:07 AM
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The Profiler Sniper manifolds are sometimes difficult to get, they are slow in production, usually you have to find one in a warehouse somewhere. That's probably why they subbed the Merlin, personally I wouldn't accept it, make them send you a Sniper - IMO it's a better intake........... 8) JB
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:37 PM
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X2. Sniper is a good intake! Had one on a 548 that was wicked for a little motor.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:17 PM
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we have a sniper intake that was on both a 511 cubic inch engine and a 605 inch engine. Using it with a rons injection on alcohol on both engines. Never really could get either motor to really take off and ALWAYS had high exhaust temps (1200 deg+). after being told by profiler that there is no way to get anymore power out of the intake and "its a perfect design" and "porting it will be a waste of money" we decided to go ahead and let one of our friends who builds engines a shot at porting and "cleaning up" of the intake. After he was finished we bolted it on....added some fuel to the tune up...and picked up 2 tenths and dropped egt to 1020-1050.

i havent seen any of the later designs as ours one one of the earlier sniper II's so maybe they've gotten better. i really be interested to see how their sniper tunnel ram looks/performs.
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by sc4405
The Profiler Sniper manifolds are sometimes difficult to get, they are slow in production, usually you have to find one in a warehouse somewhere. That's probably why they subbed the Merlin, personally I wouldn't accept it, make them send you a Sniper - IMO it's a better intake........... 8) JB
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:46 PM
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I think a speed shop in Roanake VA terry walters has or had an ad on RJ that they got about 50 HP put of a sniper . I forget what the other manifold was. It impressed me, and I may do something, but I am waiting for the Xmas Credit cards tally, Tis the season ???????


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Demand what you paid for!!!
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