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3rz throttle body spacer install

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by turbothompson13, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    turbothompson13

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    So i just ordered a lc engineering throttle body spacer for my 2.7L and i was wondering how hard of an install i had just set myself up for. i have heard that they are not hard to do and i am a decent mechanic, but usually learn things as i go. i also have a k&n air charger kit but their site says that it will work great with this. does anyone know what i am getting into?
     
  2. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Your better off sending it back, and getting a refund....Unless you like a wistling sound comming from your intake...
     
  3. Jan 10, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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  4. Jan 10, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    well i have a friend that put one on his blazer and its not a bad whistle and he swears that it gave him good power with the same set-up. i have ridden in it and it deffinately does whistle but not enough for that to talk me out of it. does it not give any power increase?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    i probably will send it back if it isnt going to do anything for performance because im not just looking for a noise maker.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    Nope the throttle body spacers only helped with CARB motors since they needed the a/f mixture to be atomized before it hit the cylinder.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    yeah, i didnt know that. looks like i have an order to cancel. thanks! just wish i woulda ask before i ordered it. you have any advice on a good muffler. i do want some more sound and every bit of power that i can get out of it. i plan on getting the lc engineering headers sometime down the line. but thats gonna be a while.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    I have a throttle body spacer on my 2007 double cab 4.0. I also have the K&N. I like it. I just might be feeling things but I think I get more responce when I step on it. No wistle sound eather. Nice DEEEEEP V6 sound with mine.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    Yeah, Its not getting any more power....Just the wistle.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    well i am still getting the part and i am gonna try it out and see what i think. the trail blazer that i know has that set up seems to have more power and the same deep v6 sound you are talking about. and i know that the air charger kit did some work to my 4 banger. even if it just gives me a little more pickup i will be happy, i just want every ounce of power that i can get.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    It wont give you anything. Think about the way it works.....They say it "Spins the air", or whatever. Welp....The most efficient design is a laminar flowing air supply. Not a spinning one. As mentioned above, it works on Carbbed, or TBI injected engines, otherwise, its a waste of cash.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    i have a k&N 77 series in my 2009 2.7 taco it does whistle a little but not enough to bother me. i did notice some performance and it is a little louder
     
  13. Jan 11, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    The throttle body spacer basically increases intake plenum size by a small amount. Theoretically you can get a tiny power boost with a slightly worse throttle response: when the throttle opens, air needs to fill a greater volume before it reaches the intake runners. In reality neither effect will be measurable - dead weight.
     
  14. Jan 11, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    Gains all measured through the butt dyno :burnrubber:
     
  15. Jan 11, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    ^ Since there are two cheeks, do you get differential signaling? :)
     
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    cancel your order, it doesn't work but it looks nice if you have a show car and like to pop your hood.
     
  17. Apr 25, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    didnt fit anyways. so i am selling it or sending it back. as soon as i got it i reallized that i totally screwed up by ordering it, i wish i woulda asked on here before i ever ordered it.
     
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