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TBS Whistle

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 05PreRunner, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Apr 10, 2008 at 9:45 AM
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    05PreRunner

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    I just installed a Throttle Body Spacer, and the only thing i noticed was a very annoying whistle. I'm guessing this is normal? Is there any way to minimize that annoying sound? or should i just live with it? I also read online that a "whistling" sound means a bad installation???
     
  2. Apr 10, 2008 at 10:12 AM
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    Dang dude, you must have money to burn man if you bought that thing.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2008 at 11:00 AM
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    wat?
    no....they all whistle. i bought a k&n intake from tacorock and it came w/ a helix tbs. it does the same thing. as soon as i get some new tb bolts from advanced, its coming off. if it only did it when u punched on the gas pretty hard, then it'd be ok...but mine does it all the time. and there's really no bad install. it bolts on one way and thats it
     
  4. Apr 10, 2008 at 11:49 AM
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    yeah...i think mine's coming off.....that things annoying!
     
  5. Apr 10, 2008 at 12:45 PM
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    btw, it was also a helix tbs
     
  6. Apr 10, 2008 at 1:36 PM
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    TBS is off... damn, that whistle was annoying..
     
  7. Apr 10, 2008 at 1:36 PM
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    Just as a quick question, are all of your vehicles auto? I noticed this during acellerating with a partially open TB. Now that I have the SCII i see that it is only during 25-30 % TPS. But anyway, mine is a 6 spd so I only hear it if I hold in that gear at that TB position. I guess that having an auto would prolong this anoying sound. My fix was Headers and louder Intake & Exhaust set up.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2008 at 1:43 PM
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    I think the automatic does make the annoying whistle sound longer, but who knows... by the way, did you even notice a difference with the TBS?
     
  9. Apr 10, 2008 at 2:02 PM
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    wat?
    yeah, mine is an auto. its friggin annoying as hell.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2008 at 2:40 PM
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    If that thing is helping, I would only guess at full WOT. How often are we at WOT. So, unless at the tracks, I would have to say no. I am just leaving it cause wont get no money for it, and it increases the intake woosh sound when shifting. Sounds like a blow off valve for my truck. But other than confusing other vehicles around me of whats under the hood, it's worthless, LOL...
     
  11. Apr 10, 2008 at 2:58 PM
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    wat?
    it sounds like a damn fan belt is about to wear through...lol...thats the best i can describe it
     
  12. Apr 10, 2008 at 3:08 PM
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    That's exactly what it sounds like.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2008 at 3:35 PM
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    Dang, either it's really bad on auto's, or my ears are needing a check up, LOL...
     
  14. Apr 10, 2008 at 3:37 PM
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    wat?
    u can ride in mine before i take it out and see...its so damn annoying
     
  15. Apr 10, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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