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throttle body spacers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mfkokoska, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Feb 25, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    mfkokoska

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    do your get much gains with thePowr-Flo Throttle Body Spacer
     
  2. Feb 25, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    Run dude. Seriously, run now!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They're junk. Don't waste your money.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    like he said^^^^^ tbs= waste of $
     
  4. Feb 25, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    they make nice paper weights tho.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    ya i have one on my truck, i noticed a slight difference when i had my kn intake on it, but really.... you dont get better fuel mileage, your truck isnt going to be fast because of it and really i bought it when i was younger and didnt know anything. They really arent worth the powder to blow it to hell. So coming from a guy who has one, dont waste your money.... my .02
     
  6. Feb 26, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    They are Junk.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    is a throttle body spacer the same thing as an intake manifold spacer, ive just always wondered that
     
  8. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    Kelsey

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    Basically, yes, it's the same thing.
    You hear two arguments about these things...well, maybe more than that, but two come to mind.
    1) They work because they twist/twirl/whirl/speedup/increase/straighten/warm/cool/whatever the intake air supply, and the manufacturers didn't use them because they don't know about this revolutionary technology/the government won't let them use this revolutionary technology because it would kill the petroleum industry/they want to add it later on as a last-ditch effort to jump mpg's up to satisfy the EPA.
    2) They don't work because they don't twist/twirl/whirl/speedup/increase/straighten/warm/cool/whatever the intake air supply, and the manufacturers didn't use them because they know about this bogus technology/having "modifiable" vehicles means customer interest will remain high in those vehicles/they're metal snake oil (aka-junk).
    Personally, I think under CERTAIN conditions on CERTAIN setups they could offer benefits, but I've seen enough different intake setups to know that there will never be one cure-all answer for this kind of issue. The only way you can know if it works for you on your ride is to try it...but don't tell anybody if it doesn't work so you won't be made fun of here you idiot you.
    One important factor: even if it's junk, if it feels like it works, then for you...it works. And those ads are darned persuasive, aren't they?
    Just so you know, I've never used one. But I have sold them and people have come back to me and said they work. Who knows?
    Just send me your money and I will tell you that you have more horsepower. It's just that easy.
     
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