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Is a throttle body spacer worth the dough/

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by gjacobsjr, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Jul 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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    gjacobsjr

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    I want to increase HP with out spending the 3K on the super charger (just yet). I already have the Airaid intake with custom (not box bought) exhaust. I have been looking at throttle body spacers and not sure if the minimal HP is worth the 300 simoleans. What are your thoughts/experiences.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.
    Thoughts; not worth it, very minimal, if any gain at all besides noise.

    Experience; none, so ^ can be taken with a grain of salt.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    Pugga

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    Throttle body spacers are useless. Look into the URD Mass Air Flow Calibrator instead.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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    Justus

    Justus fucks not given

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    If ya wanna try 1 I can get u an airraid for 20 plus shipping.
    Pm me if that's the case.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    I want the whistle Brock... :cool:
     
  6. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    Lord Helmet

    Lord Helmet What? You Went Over My Helmet?!

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    I rather spend it on this too :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jul 2, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    Justus fucks not given

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    Oh crap
     
  8. Jul 3, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    So adding a TBS will add whistle?? Thats lame
     
  9. Jul 3, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    Pugga

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    A little bit, more like a 'whoosh' sound when the engine revs. I think the idea is it's supposed to give that turbo spooling sound. Realistically, the sound is about the only change you'll notice.
     
  10. Jul 5, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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    I can think of two styles that are worth it. ;)
     
  11. Jul 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    And neither one is on the shelf for $24.99 at your local Autozone :D
     
  12. Jul 5, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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