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Old 01-05-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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i hear about ported components in performance applications but what does it mean?
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I think it means that if you have, say a tube, you shave off some of the material inside to make the interior diameter greater. This is why if you port & polish exhaust manifolds you increase the flow.
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Opening up certian things such as a throttlebody, Inlet/outlet of a */c, intake ports in the LIM, intake/exhaust ports in the heads, and exhaust manifolds to get more flow.
There is a right and wrong way to do each of these.
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Opening up air passages.
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Anything that flows air, fuel or exhaust, being opened up. Polishing goes along with it.
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Polishing makes the surface smoother, allows for better airflow as opposed to a rough surface and less turbulence compared to the same.....or thats my understanding at least.
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