WHAT TO BELIEVE?

Have you ever wondered why the competition would use the proven rear inlet design for 20 years and then switch to the more complex front inlet power robbing jackshaft concept used by others and claim their “new” front inlet is suddenly better than the rear inlet concept. Why not use their supposedly superior front inlet on ALL their kits. Wonder how all their old and new “rear inlet” kit customers feel about THAT? OOPS! What is one to believe? Believe this: HP is all about AIR FLOW –not turns- from filter to supercharger. Proof? All KB rear inlet kits have made 1100 + HP. They can dance, run and spin but they can’t hide from the proven data. We test inlet systems (KB, competition and stock) piece by piece and collectively. We’ll stick with what keeps Kenne Bell on top - the rear inlet concept. Just like the Kenne Bell kit that Shelby chose for their 1000HP car. Now what does that tell you?

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All 3 front inlets rely on limited space between radiator and engine to route inlet tract and make turns toward front of car. Larger area between engine and fenderwell allows huge longer 4.5” Ram Air Pipe in rear inlet design.
Note: Although common practice, locating a cone filter in the 200° underhood oven heat was NEVER AN OPTION for us with any concept.

1147 CFM/90MM “reduction plate” for stock throttle body upgrade to 1710 CFM/110MM or up to 2350 CFM throttle bodies on same manifold with larger “plate.” That’s 1200 + HP.
Can a front inlet match THIS?

Note: All Kenne Bell Camaro, Hemi and Ford Mammoth Kits (8-26psi) utilize the same huge 1400 HP rated “rear inlet” manifolds fed by equally large 4.5” Ram Air Pipes.