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Old 12-03-2009, 06:57 PM   #1
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Should i get a throttle body?

would it be worth it to buy a 65mm BBK throttle body for my 3.9L V6?

i only have a mac CAIntake and pipes
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

also i wanted to get an SCT Eliminator chip (22+hp on 91 octane) with a cigarette lighter Bezel- 4 bank chip... free custom tunes... would be around $290 together... any thoughts??? would be very nice
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

Get a tune or some headers.
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

so i should get the chip
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

Upgrade your exhaust 1st
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

Unless you are going forced induction or porting the upper and lower intakes, throttle bodies will not do anything for you.

As for getting a tune it's always best to get a custom tune with results on a dyno. The canned tunes can only do so much for you. I don't know much about those SCT "chips" but it is from a reputable company. Whatever you do, do NOT go eBay, which are just resistors messing with your computer.
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

A dyno tune would not be very cost effective right now.

I would save up for something more long the lines of:
Gears&tlok (or 8.8 swap)
SCT XCAL3
cold air intake / exhaust - allowing the car to breath better


an sct chip or xcal tune isn't going to give you +22rwhp.
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:34 AM   #8
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

best advice i'll ever give u. sell your v6 and get a gt. unless u wanna be an idiot like me and make something outta your sixer.
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

Sctx3 and tune by Bamachips. Doug is very good at what he does.
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

Before you get a tuner do the supporting mods to get the most out of the tune Go with VMP Tuning - Buy Ford SCT & GM Custom Handheld Flash Tuners Performance Economy Towing Justin is one of the best tuner around
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

110% not worth it on a stock V6 engine, as said above

gears/tlok, exhaust, cai, udp, tune, (shift kit/or shift mods in tune if auto)
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:45 AM   #12
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

i have everything spector v just listed and then some. its really not worth it. i'm keeping this car as the daily. i plan on doin lil more to it, but after thats done then its done.

got another project i'll be working on besides summer courses @ my college.. lol
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:17 AM   #13
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

everyone i talk to says different things about the SCT chip and throttle body. it sucks. i would LOVE a gt. but the insurance is far to high, and th v6 is something fun to work with
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:38 PM   #14
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

well, let me first say, that a tb, by its self is worthless. now, i have a p&p and halfshafted stock tb, and my firend has bbk 65mm, and he let me try it, and i wasnt impressed with it. now with a combonation of parts, then the tb, becomes more worth it. i have...
intake manifold spacer
msd wires 8.5mm
cai
flowmaster 40s
mac H pipe
p&p tb
sct 93 tune

toghter, these parts make a good combo, and the car pulls alot harder then a stock v6. mine is a 04 btw. if ur gona get the tb, get something else to complemnt it. so get the cai, tb, and tune. install all of it at the same time, and ull be much happier, then with the tb by its self, trust me ull love that combo.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:44 PM   #15
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

i also have the 04... mac cai, and im getting the SCT chip and tunes in a few weeks. but i think instead of the TB im going to get gears an tlok with 8.8 rear. but with the tunes and cai youthik that the TB will be helpful?
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

heads/cam/intake with bolt ons = 230rwhp or so~ on the v6 thats about it unless you build the motor or go forced induction.
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

but everyone tells me headers are pointless
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

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but everyone tells me headers are pointless
do they? do they tell you that?
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:23 PM   #19
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

yes, pointless if i dont have more mods THEY say. haha whenever i want to get something...always 20 other things id have to get.

i guess the right question is would headers alone help on a 3.9l v6 with dual exhaust and a CAI only?
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

Here is why you get that kinda advice v6 make less horsepower for the mods that are put on. So headers on a v6 will probably give you just 5 maybe more hp but your spending alot of money for the part. So people tell you to basically go big or go home.
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

i wouldn't call headers pointless. but they would perform better if it had the supporting mods to go with it like a c.a.i.,exhaust, ported heads, cam, etc.
Our heads are very restrictive from the factory, so the headers can only do so much to get the exhaust gases outta the combustion chamber.
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Re: Should i get a throttle body?

headers are pointless, you will pick up about 3 hp with them at the wheels~

cai/exhaust/under drive pulley/gears-tlok/tune/suspension to hook up are the main cheap things for the v6

then cam/intake/headers

then built motor

then forced induction
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