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Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Write-up

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rex99, May 4, 2010.

  1. May 4, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    rex99

    rex99 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I just received my new Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer from AutoAnything. The spacer goes for less than $130.

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    While this isn't an overly complicated install, I figured this would at least give me a chance to work on my write-up skills!!:D:D

    Before I begin, please read the following disclaimer-- This write-up is only to show how I performed this install. I am not an experienced technician, therefore my advice may not be completely true. This write-up also is not intended to treat any illnesses, including, but not limited to, smallpox, chickenpox, AIDS, HIV, Hepatitises (A, B, or C), Yellow Jaundice, any kind of rash, or anal leakage.

    I am starting with a K&N already installed. So if you have the stock intake still on, there's a bit more disassembling to do.
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    1. (Obviously) Disconnect negative side of battery.
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    2. Remove the air hose from the throttle body assembly.
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    3.Remove the 4 bolts that hold the throttle body to the intake.
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    4. This is the throttle body spacer. The instructions say to mount it with the Flow arrow pointing towards the intake. However, there is no Flow arrow. Instead, there is an impression of the words "T.B. Side" (Throttle Body Side). This is the side that mounts against the throttle body. (Whoda thunk??)
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    5. Put the gasket in between the "T.B. Side" of the spacer and the air intake hose.
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    6. Using the longer bolts that come with the spacer, mount the throttle body back onto the intake.
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    7. DON'T FORGET TO REATTACH THE NEGATIVE LEAD ON THE BATTERY!!

    When finished, should look something like this...
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    I have not had enough time to verify the 4mpg claim the package makes (Anyone want to bet me that it will??:D:D). The only thing I have noticed thus far is a cool whistling noise. Stay tuned for updates!!
     
  2. May 4, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Nice writeup. I will say that you wasted your money on this product though.
     
  3. May 4, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    dwalden2

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    Good write-up. I have a TBS on mine and I'll have to say there are no gains besides a whistling noise. I woudln't/won't buy another one, but I've got it now and might as well keep it on. but good write-up! :thumbsup:
     
  4. May 4, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    c0astie31

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    why do people do this?
     
  5. May 4, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    Cars0n`

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    cuz its his money and he can spend it how he wants?

    dont bash the guy cuz he went and bought this when it adds no gain.

    the point of the thread is for anyone else like him who spent money on this for an easy install how-to.

    good write up and thread IMHO.
     
  6. May 4, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    shitroc

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    nice write up
     
  7. May 4, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    to gain "FUEL efficiency, low end TORQUE, and more POWER"....cant you read the package!!

    shoot, it will take just over 4 tank fulls to get his money back w/ the 4mpg increase it WILL give him!
     
  8. May 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    I really wonder how companies still sell these. Has any reputable organization done studies on this. Hell has myth busters tackled these things. OP great write up however.
     
  9. May 4, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    There will definitely be an increase in mpg due to wallet weight reduction.
     
  10. May 4, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Mxpatriot

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    Nice write up.

    Tag so I can see what these things do.
     
  11. May 4, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    have you tracked your mileage reliably before the install? a good update would be some good data on this and so we all can see if you really do get that 4mpg increase!
     
  12. May 4, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    Should have put two of them in for an 8 mpg gain
     
  13. May 4, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    Not bashing... but curious... what the hell is even on that thing that would make people think it does... anything? Looks like just a spacer..
     
  14. May 4, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    nice writeup, however per chris4x4: throttle body spacers have no benefits other than sound on our trucks.
     
  16. May 4, 2010 at 11:28 PM
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    LOL, nice :D
     
  17. May 5, 2010 at 12:19 AM
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    none yet ...
    i love cool whistling noises
     
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  19. May 5, 2010 at 12:27 AM
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    nice write up :thumbsup:
     
  20. May 5, 2010 at 1:47 AM
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    Nice write up. Pictures help out alot.
     
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