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Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer Install Write-up

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by rex99, May 4, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    gupster88

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    Haha that sucks! Thanks for actually testing it out for us.
     
  2. May 25, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    somebody had to be the guinea pig i guess:smack:
     
  3. May 25, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    Good job on seeing it through, I guess it puts that to rest... well at least for a few months until someone forgets to search and stirs up this whole issue again. lol
     
  4. May 25, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    nice write up...but in all honesty the money could have bent spent on a better product like the APR 7th Injector...trust me its worth the money...:D

    because its cool the air before it hits the intake manifold with fuel...more fuel means more power...but yes you do have to tune the truck for this...that's when the APR X-1 unit is awesome...

    APR 7th Injector <-click for link

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  5. May 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    wow that looks pretty cool-- expensive im sure...
     
  6. May 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    ^ give it about 10 more so we can get a solid trend...but thanks for the update!
     
  7. May 25, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    yeah its a little pricey about $600 I believe...but trust me you can definitely tell the difference...your truck and butt dyno will love you...:D
     
  8. May 25, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    Has anyone every taken off our engine covers? And have you noticed how the intake manifold is designed? Even if the air is getting "whirled", it would be back to normal after the distribution point. BTW, straight air is faster than winding air...

    May I add... LMAO!
     
  9. May 25, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    yeah it looks like an Alien Facehugger...rofl

    [​IMG]
     
  10. May 25, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    I am guilty of purchasing a tb spacer...this one to be exact...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TOYO...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

    Driving it i noticed something extra-ordinary. My revs would fall faster after shifts than without the tb spacer. It also seemed to give me slightly crisper shifts. I have a trd cai & the trd supercharger so something like this would give more effect to my motor/car than to one that is stock. I took it off when i went to get it serviced but next time when i put it back on i'll have to run the truck w/out the spacer and than with to do a better comparison. The only reason i even got a spacer is because out of all the crazy air flow designs they have the one i purchased seemed to be the most intelligent.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    haha i might actually buy one of these call me tacky speedracer ricerboy but i like cool whistling noises and i can't afford a supercharger :D
     
  12. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    Good job on the write up! I wanna see do a write up for "Turvo" install :D. Not turbo but "TURVO"!
     
  13. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    I hope you put that on a 1st gen. 2RZ or 3RZ engine, and not a 2nd gen. engine.
     
  14. Jun 13, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    its not really "poor factory design" when a vehicle is designed the company will choose certain criterias to meet, soem of those criterias require a decrease inhorse power in order to get a managble amount of fuel milage. the flip side thouh is that some manufacturers have found that if they begin with a perfect set up, then decrease everything, it will lead to increased sales of their own aftermarket products..... TRD performance intakes and exhausts.
     
  15. Jun 13, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    straight air is faster than winding air true, but the idea behind this some what ineffective product is that if you swirl the incoming air the molecules will cool off faster and become slightly more condensed, at the same time the swirling effect will increase the ability for the misted fuel molecules to mix in with the air molecules, thus giving the ability of a higher condensed and more complete mixture of fuel and air. PROBLE IS that once the increased air velocity from the enlongated throttle body and the swirling air hits the seperated plenum tubes, the effect is diminished to almost nothing except the air does keep a slightly higher velocity. thats about it.


    but hell yeah that whistle sound is freakin awesome yo!!!!!
     
  16. Jun 24, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    ^ what kind of mileage did you end up getting? was it the same or worse? interested in your testing as it seems you know what your doing, thanks!
     
  18. Jun 24, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    my mpgs went up slightly, but I'm inclined to believe it was the change in weather as my milage was starting to go up before i installed the spacer
     
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