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Do Throttle Body Spacers Work?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 97YoterS, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Apr 20, 2008 at 3:30 PM
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    97YoterS

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    ok so ive been looking for more performance parts for my 97' 2.7 4x4 Tacoma, I have an intake and exhaust, and the next thing i was thinkin about gettin was a throttle body spacers, but do they work!? plz comment!
     
  2. Apr 20, 2008 at 3:52 PM
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    I personally haven't had one. But I was ganna buy one, untill some guys on here told me that all they do is whistle and there not worth the money. So I decided to just save up for some headers. Headers will give me more power anyways.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2008 at 4:27 PM
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    save your money for something worthwhile. all tb spacers do is whistle......no gains with them. all except for a light wallet:D.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2008 at 5:16 PM
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    i thought about headers, but i like the sound of my truck as it is, and don't 4cyl tacomas sound like crap at Hi RPMs wit headers?
     
  5. Apr 20, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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    some 4 cyl dont sound all that great with headers....not exactly sure how the 4 cyl tacomas sound though.

    if you like the way your truck sounds......keep it as is. headers will make it louder.....not necessarily bad though......and tb spacers will make it have a high pitch whistle.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2008 at 5:25 PM
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    well is their any other mod, besides tb spacers, or headers?
     
  7. Apr 20, 2008 at 5:41 PM
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    not really....unless you could find a turbo system. the header is gonna be your best bet, as far as cheapest route goes. you may even try to find underdrive pulleys....not sure if they make any for your truck though.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2008 at 6:09 PM
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    General consensus is that throttle body spacers for these vehicles is a waste of money.
     
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