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Old 05-19-2011, 07:21 AM
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Default Throttle body spacers?

I'm thinking about buying a throttle body spacer for my 3.0 and I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with this. Does it really work or is it a waste of 93$
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:33 AM
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Waste in my opinion. It just makes a whistling sound.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:54 AM
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On an engine with a Throttle Body Injection a spacer can make for better atomization of fuel resulting in a cleaner more powerful burn. Same goes for Carb setups. BUT as for your 3.0 it is a waste of money. Some Glorified Wrench Monkeys will argue that they cause the air entering the intake manifold to spin as it travels to the heads and this spinning air enters the engine cylinder still swirling and cause the same atomization inside the cylinder. LOL There is some affect on the Air flow inside the intake but as the air travels through the intake to the heads and then into the cylinders the swirling air enters the cylinder with no measurable caused turbulence that is not already present from the normal intake air flow.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:08 AM
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Default Re: Throttle body spacers?

I was told they are a waste of money as well so I opted out on them
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:18 AM
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I agree that only carb and TBI would show any gains...my buddy put on in his GMC Sierra 1500 with a 5.3L and he said it helped a bit. But sitting 9" taller than stock on 35" mud grapplers...it takes a miracle for it to feel faster.
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:18 AM
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Default Re: Throttle body spacers?

Nice! Thanks for he heads up I'm gonna pass on that then.
I figure a good intake set up with a superchip should be good enough.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:42 AM
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even a cold air intake is pointless. FYI
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:30 AM
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This is why I LOVE this forum!
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:15 AM
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CAI and exhaust are NOT cost effective for performance, but there are other reasons to do them. The only truly cost effective add-on is forced induction or a V8 swap, but there's nothing wrong with a little customization.
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:02 PM
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Default Re: Throttle body spacers?

Nice! Ok I got it and it makes sense thinking about it the engine is only gonna suck in as much air as it can regardless of the intake pipping set up, I'm sure the filter set up does let it breath better thou weather it be a cone type or a box type I got the box type and I'm gonna keep it that way now. So I'll stick with the superchip as far as getting a little extra out of my motor, I need it regardless I have to adjust for my gear and tire size set up. Does anyone have any expirince with it.
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