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throttle body spacer.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by red neck toy, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    red neck toy

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    i have the 4.0 v6 does anyone have a throttle body spacer.
    is does it make any difference?
    i also have a k&n cold air intake if that makes any difference.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    A TB spacer will make the engine wistle. No gains in performance.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  4. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Indeed.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    hahaha remember my first write up here?
    to be honest I took min off. For our application it runs better without it.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    so not worth the money?
     
  7. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    chris4x4

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    No.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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  9. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    I don't think anyone has done a dyno on it. You can be the first then you can tell us if its worth it or not. Otherwise, everything else are just opinions.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    Considering they are designed for use with carburetors and not EFI.............
     
  11. Jan 27, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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  12. Jan 27, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    I've got one. Not worth it. Don't waste your money.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    Let me re phrase that, I have not seen a dyno on a 1GRF yet. It is old school design that probably worked best with carburators but yet coming from a different forum, I have seen dyno's on a EFI K20 engine that resulted on a 2-3 hp/tq gain at the wheels. 2 different spacers, multiple dyno runs, same results. I personally don't have a spacer in my truck since it seems that the 1GRF doesn't seem to respond much to CAI (trd) which has minimal gains compared to the K20 which resulted in about a 10-12hp gain. All I'm saying is that I have not seen anything that proves it works or disproves it doesn't with the 4.0.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Point taken. I know Chris has dynoed many intakes on a 1GR. I am not certain if he has dynoed a TSB though.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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  16. Jan 27, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    I'd be the first one to pay the $75 for it if I get a 3hp/tq gain. That's $25 per hp/tq. That's a lot less $$ than a CAI that gives 5hp for at least $250. I guess Toyota's MAF doesn't respond too well with a cai.

    Although an improvement here and there adds up in the end. (no stacking hp's) URD Maf cal makes CAI's more usable.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    Yeah but you don't get that with a TB. Instead you get a mean whistle! haha I took mine off, it didn't help with anything.
     
  18. Jan 27, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I havent dynoed a TBS on the 1GR-FE engine. I HAVE dynoed them on the 2.7, and 3.4, as well as a few other FI engines, and found no gains. FWIW, I have also dynoed a Tornado on a few engines, and on the 2.7, and 3.4 they had a LOSS of HP.
     
  19. Jan 27, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    Wow! The guy who got me to buy the TB swore up and down that he got an increase in power and mpg on his 3.4. Glad I didn't buy that...
     
  20. Jan 27, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Doesnt supprise me. The guy who owned the 3.4 I dynoed, had the Tornado on, and swore up and down it gave him more power. You should have seen the look on his face when we dynoed it, then with the OEM intake. :)
     
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