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Old 02-13-2010, 03:39 PM
scheider1980 scheider1980 is offline
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Default Airaid / Throttle Body Adapter

does throttle body space work
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:30 PM
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I've never looked into or used them. But I fail to see how adding length to the intake will improve anything. Sounds and looks like a gimmick to me. Don't waste your money.
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:00 PM
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Its a $80 spacer that does nothing. Dont waste the money on a chunck of metal that does nothing that they say it does.
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:02 PM
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Its a $80 spacer that does nothing. Dont waste the money on a chunck of metal that does nothing that they say it does.
IT is great for emptying your wallet.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:32 PM
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they are useless

same as teh intake tornado

they are very efficient at removing money from your wallet
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:33 PM
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I have heard from alot of people that they dont work but they usually have not tried them thinking that they are like the tornado (which is crap). I have the Poweraid throttle body spacer and i can tell you from experience that it works, if you combine it with a better intake it works even better. i was goin to get the whole k&n intake for mine but it was $250 and k&n said it would only gain 6.25hp and the $50 k&n drop in replacement filter would gain 5hp, so i saved $200 but didnt gain an extra 1.25hp. but even this makes the tbs work better. if i had to guess, i would say that between the 2 i picked up about 15hp maybe 20hp.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:44 PM
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oh and i almost forgot, it doesnt just add length to the intake, it creates a helix by spinning the air. yeah i know that this is what the tornado claims to do but the tornado slows down the air to do it, which is defeating the purpose. the poweraid spacer creates the helix and speeds up the air coming in because it is not going through fins but it has a spiral cut in the spacer itself. this has the same effect as the rifling in the barrel of a gun. this allows the air to move faster and the helical effect increases the fuel atomization which makes for a more complete burn, allowing the engine to get more power from the same amount of fuel. i also picked up 2 mpg with my spacer and k&n and thats running it pretty hard
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:00 PM
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I honestly don't see how a throttle body spacer can change any thing. All throttle body in your truck does is control the amount of air that goes in the engine, fuel is mixed later. A carb spacer actually helps but the fuel is actually mixed in the carburetor.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:09 PM
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yeah a carb spacer does the same thing but it does work better because the fuel is already mixed as you said. but it is the same principle on the fuel injection, it just spins and accelerates the air before it gets to the fuel and it allows the fuel to atomize better when the air gets to it
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:00 PM
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yeah a carb spacer does the same thing but it does work better because the fuel is already mixed as you said. but it is the same principle on the fuel injection, it just spins and accelerates the air before it gets to the fuel and it allows the fuel to atomize better when the air gets to it
That is a wrong. then adding an additional length to the intake tube before the TB would increase your air charge also correct? Your TB is now noting but an air gate, a tube with a butterfly valve in it to control air flow. You have been reading the TB sales info again.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:18 PM
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the additional length has nothing to do with it and i didnt say anything about the extra 1" making any difference, its the spiral cut that creates the helix, if you could machine the same cut on the throttle body or the intake it would have the same result. i have already explained why they work i dont feel like typing it again, but if youre going to tell me im wrong i guess you have already read that.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:34 PM
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it makes a nifty whistle
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:48 PM
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it makes a nifty whistle
haha yeah it does do that, well mine only does it when its cold outside and above 3500rpm

did you notice any difference in power or mpg when you put yours on? just wondering how much it did for a 3.0 because as with any mod results vary from engine to engine
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:56 PM
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the additional length has nothing to do with it and i didnt say anything about the extra 1" making any difference, its the spiral cut that creates the helix, if you could machine the same cut on the throttle body or the intake it would have the same result. i have already explained why they work i dont feel like typing it again, but if youre going to tell me im wrong i guess you have already read that.


So it works like the TORNADO that you put in the tube......I see...........yeah that works........LOL



so cutting off the top threads of a mayo jar and sticking it in there will help?
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:01 PM
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yea they are usless dont waste your money, they dont change much now if you got if for free then hell yea put it in
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