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Old 06-09-2011, 08:10 AM
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Default Re: How to: Throttle Cable mod

I did this mod today and my truck being a 2011 still took 2 medium zip ties (the 10" long ones).

You could probably do one better and use one of those cable crimp collars if you have access to one, you know like the ones used to crimp pieces of cable together? I noticed that plastic zip ties bend and flex a bit under the tension of the throttle body, but a solid metal sleeve clamped on there would not.
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:51 PM
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Did this today and made a huge difference...big thanks to Casper
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: How to: Throttle Cable mod

I had great luck with this mod! took 2 zip-ties and I could immediately tell the difference in responsiveness to my pedal! awesome!
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:05 PM
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pics??
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:37 AM
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Default Re: How to: Throttle Cable mod

Done it this morning.

PROS: incredible throttle respone. Totally recommended, great improvement

CONS: none. Plus, its totaly reversible. Your can take off the zip tie whenever you want.

Instead of using a couple of small zip ties, I used a big one. Like Loos sayd... "less is more"

here are some pics of the result:

pic #1: throttle moved upwords; you can see how the zip tie is attached to the throttle rod:


pic#2: throttle in normal position:


Im sorry for the blurry pics.
I know replacing the cable is a better sollution; but for just a couple of cents... this is a great mod with great results!!!
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:40 PM
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Default Re: How to: Throttle Cable mod

If you haven't done this one yet, or at least checked to see if your cable is stretched, than please do it. It helps exponentially. The 4.0 feels so much more powerful now, thanks for posting this.
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:30 PM
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Default Re: How to: Throttle Cable mod

just did i fit 2 small zip ties. took it for a sppin and totally can telll a huge diffrence look slik ei need to get use to the truck again lol
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:57 PM
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Default Re: How to: Throttle Cable mod

I did that to mine too, works great with my homemade 3 inch pvc intake...lol
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:10 AM
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Default Re: How to: Throttle Cable mod

just did it an hr ago and noticed a big difference, mine took 2 small and one med zip tie (i ran out of med ones lol)
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:01 AM
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Zip ties were much cheaper lol
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:50 PM
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Wow this is legit shit! I only put one big tie on mine and the difference is amazing!
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:25 PM
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here's the picture again don't know why it went away....
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: How to: Throttle Cable mod

Did this last night and noticed a huge difference on my way to work this morning! I only put 1 big ziptie on mine , but the results are awesome. Just seems to be smoother, accelerating and especially downshifting
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:57 PM
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wow it worked .. very nice
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:56 AM
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Default Re: How to: Throttle Cable mod

i guess you forgot to mention you have to be a freakin twig to get up underneath of there. lol.. i tried by feel, i think i got one on not sure, can barley see it, but we'll see...unless someone wants to lend me there skinnyness to get under and put some zipties on...?!?!?
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