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Old 03-02-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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I was looking at AM's deals this month and they have a sale on a stack racing throttle body spacer. It claims 10hp but I'm sure that's a bit high. My question is will I see any throttle response/ minor gains? Or is this a paperweight. AM reviews say it's a solid buy but I have read a few threads that say otherwise. For what it's worth I have a almost stock gt minus a bassani axleback
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It will be a paper weight with your mods. Use the money on a mid pipe or tune.
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It's $60 lol
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My f-250 came with an air raid cai and tb spacer adds an interesting whistle at certain throttle openings not sure it helps but its a nice looking piece under the trucks hood lol
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I was looking at AM's deals this month and they have a sale on a stack racing throttle body spacer. It claims 10hp but I'm sure that's a bit high. My question is will I see any throttle response/ minor gains? Or is this a paperweight. AM reviews say it's a solid buy but I have read a few threads that say otherwise. For what it's worth I have a almost stock gt minus a bassani axleback
I've got SR's TB spacer on my 08 4.0 and it gives a nice torque boost at low rpm and a cool sound! I got it on sale for $30 and it was totally worth it!
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It's $60 lol
Get yourself a 12 pack and some detailing supplies then,lol. Seriously though.....it's not gonna do anything for you.
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Spacer will not do anything at all. A lot of mods make someone think they are adding power when in all actually they are not doing anything.
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Some add a very small increase but nothing noticeable
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Noted well thanks for the honest opinions guys I appreciate it!
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Yes sir,that's what's good about these forums!
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Noted well thanks for the honest opinions guys I appreciate it!
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I was looking at AM's deals this month and they have a sale on a stack racing throttle body spacer. It claims 10hp but I'm sure that's a bit high. My question is will I see any throttle response/ minor gains? Or is this a paperweight. AM reviews say it's a solid buy but I have read a few threads that say otherwise. For what it's worth I have a almost stock gt minus a bassani axleback
If you have a tune of any kind then the benefit of a TB spacer is something you already have.
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you could do something else with that 60.00 trust me
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Just to play devils advocate, almost everyone and all the reviews on American muscle are positive why would that be?
Typically the reviews are dead on for AM
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Because they're knuckle heads.
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Just to play devils advocate, almost everyone and all the reviews on American muscle are positive why would that be?
Typically the reviews are dead on for AM
I've got one and I wasn't imagining any difference, you could feel it
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Just to play devils advocate, almost everyone and all the reviews on American muscle are positive why would that be?
Typically the reviews are dead on for AM
When I wash and detail my car it feels faster and runs better, but it's not and doesn't its all perception
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Placebo effect everyone is aware of it.

The reviews state gains and I don't see why it would say 10hp gain if its a load of ****. I'm swayed off buying it but I don't see why half people swear by it and say its a great bang for your buck and half say they are a waste.
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Placebo effect everyone is aware of it.

The reviews state gains and I don't see why it would say 10hp gain if its a load of ****. I'm swayed off buying it but I don't see why half people swear by it and say its a great bang for your buck and half say they are a waste.
It does give you a dyno proven 3-5 hp,
I saw someone post a b4 and after, for 60 bucks just get the thing but don't tell anyone
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It does give you a dyno proven 3-5 hp,
I saw someone post a b4 and after, for 60 bucks just get the thing but don't tell anyone
Or find a used one on craigslist for 25-30
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Or find a used one on craigslist for 25-30
Hah! Craig's List around here is worthless for S-197 parts. Now, Fox-body stuff and SN-95 sure. But close to nothing for me.

Seriously though, the thing is heavy enough in front. You don't need to add that extra weight.
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Hah! Craig's List around here is worthless for S-197 parts. Now, Fox-body stuff and SN-95 sure. But close to nothing for me.

Seriously though, the thing is heavy enough in front. You don't need to add that extra weight.
I would be surprised if the thing weighs more then a pound...
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Just to play devils advocate, almost everyone and all the reviews on American muscle are positive why would that be?
Typically the reviews are dead on for AM
Because the necessity for placebo when spending money lol

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Also reviews get you coupons lol
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